VX8 / VX8L Dobsonian

The VX Dobsonian Range

VX8 / VX8L Dobsonian

From: £728.00 excl. VAT

VX8 and VX8L Newtonians are significantly larger than the VX6 and VX6L models. To give you some idea of by how much, the following description and figures will explain in detail for you.

The brightness of an object in a telescope depends on the size of the main mirror i.e. how much light it collects and sends to your eye, or camera. This is calculated based on the area of the mirror. In the case of the VX8 and VX8L telescopes, they both have over 40% brighter images than the VX6 and VX6L models. To add to that, the detail in a telescope’s image is controlled by the diameter, or aperture of the mirror. The VX8 and VX8L have mirrors 33% larger than the VX6 and VX6L. These two features give you not only a much brighter image but also, a much more detailed image allowing you to use higher magnifications on the telescope.

The VX8 is a telescope of f4.5 which, with the addition of a camera adaptor and camera, can give you some spectacular photographic performance, primarily on Deep Sky objects. The VX8L can also provide you with stunning visual images at higher magnifications and, be extremely useful in photographing the planets and the Moon.

Optical upgrades are available for each model and are featured in the Buying Options table below. See the differences here to help you decide.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Specification VX6 VX6L VX8 VX8L VX10 VX10L VX12 VX12L VX14 VX16 VX20
Primary mirrordia. mm 150 150 200 200 250 250 300 300 350 400 500
Focal lengthnominal mm 750 1200 900 1200 1200 1600 1200 1600 1600 1600 2000
Focal Ratio f5 f8 f4.5 f6 f4.8 f6.3 f4 f5.3 f4.6 f4 f4
Tube Weightnominal kg 4.5 5 7 8 11 12 14 16 20 29 40
TubeDiameter mm 167 167 225 225 280 280 326 326 385 434 truss
TubeLength mm 750 1110 860 1130 1140 1550 1160 1510 1540 1580 1945
Tube Material Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum.
SecondarySize mm 50 37 63 50 63 50 75 63 75 82 100
Mirror Cell 9 point 9 point CNC 9point CNC 9point CNC9 point CNC9 point CNC 9point CNC9 point CNC9 point CNC9 point CNC9 point
Focuser Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing
Mirror / TubeCooling Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan
Tube Type Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum.