Orion Optics UK VX12 Newtonian Reflecting telescope.
Price range $ 4,799. Please enquire for latest updated pricing when placing your order. Shipment nationally on application.
The Orion Optics UK VX12 & VX12L Newtonians are exceptional bespoke hand crafted telescope custom made in Newcastle Under Lyme in England by the team at Orion Optics UK. Note: this company is not related to Orion USA (who are Chinese).
To follow the trend of the description of the other, previous models in the VX range, the VX12 and VX12L have 400% more light gathering surface area and exactly double the amount of detail in the image of a VX6 or VX6L
We are now entering the area of large, very serious telescopes which, if used properly will give you both visual and photographic performance to dream of. The performance of the 1/6 PV wavefront optics guarantee you very good images indeed but, optical upgrades are available for each model and are featured in the Buying Options table below.
The VX12 is a very fast f4 system and is one of the most popular optical designs used in Astro Photography of Deep Sky objects. The views of wide field star groups will make you gasp, they are truly amazing. Planets are still well within the capabilities of this telescopes along with views of the moon. Being virtually identical length to the VX10 telescope (both 1200mm focal length) the tube fits comfortably across the back seat of a car.
For some of the best planetary views you will experience, second only to the CT range the VX12L will offer detail which seemingly is to good to be actually possible, but, it actually does offer detail at the top level of the aperture and accuracy of the optical design, a planetary observers dream telescope.
Model : VX12 & VX12L
Primary mirror dia : 300mm
Focal length : 1200mm & 1600mm
Focal ratio : f4 & f5.3
Tube weight : 14Kg & 16Kg
Tube diameter : 326mm
Tube length : 1160mm & 1510mm
Tube material : Aluminium
Secondary mirror size : 75mm & 63mm
Primary mirror cell : CNC 9 Point
Focuser : 2 inch Focuser with reduction gearing
Mirror/ tube cooling : Controllable fan
Tube type : Rolled aluminium
Note: Product range includes: VX6 6 inch, VX8 8 inch, VX10 10 inch, VX12 12 inch, VX14 14 inch, VX16 16 inch & VX20 20 inch. Product range includes the standard standard model with exceptional 1/8 wave optics, plus the even higher quality sensational world class Premium series with 1/10 wave optics. Personally my own OOUK telescope is a 1/10 wave and it is absolutely extraordinary. Please enquire for details.