Orion Optics UK VX16 Newtonian Reflecting telescope.
Price range $ 8,899. Please enquire for latest updated pricing when placing your order. Shipment nationally on application.
The Orion Optics UK VX16 Newtonian is an 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).
A 400mm telescope is a big telescope. It is not considered to be in the ‘transportable’ group unless you have suitable transport and, ideally, another pair of hands. If you have, you are about to unleash views of the heavens you never thought possible, it is a truly amazing experience using this telescope.
To carry on the comparison, the VX16 has over 7 times a brighter image than the VX6 and VX6L, that is an awful lot of light which not only increases the brightness of the image produced but, it also allows a higher contrast level of faint objects, objects which are way beyond the range of 300 or even 350mm telescopes.
All the mirrors having Hilux assist in the spectacle of the pitch black night sky to display galaxies you have only read about. Planetary images with over 2.6 times more detail will just amaze you, start to capture Deep Sky images on a CCD camera and then you are in a completely new world of astronomy.
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 available on application.
Model : VX16
Primary mirror dia : 400mm
Focal length : 1600mm
Focal ratio : f4
Tube weight : 29Kg
Tube diameter : 434mm
Tube length : 1580mm
Tube material : Aluminium
Secondary mirror size : 82mm
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.