Orion Optics UK (OOUK) VX8 Newtonian Reflecting telescope.
Price range $ 2,299. Please enquire for latest updated pricing when placing your order. Shipment nationally on application.
The Orion Optics UK VX8 & VX8L 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).
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 6 inch Newtonian models.
This telescope features a bright image plus much higher magnification to be available with the telescope due to the quality of it’s optics. Much higher magnification than you usually expect with a Newtonian reflecting design. It is to be noted that Newtonian reflecting telescopes can perform to exceptional capability and performance, this is when they are produced using better quality and higher spec optics & mechanicals, this is exactly what we have here, premier quality & performance.
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.
Model : VX8 & VX8L
Primary mirror dia : 200mm
Focal length : 900mm & 1200mm
Focal ratio : f4.5 & f6
Tube weight : 7Kg & 8Kg
Tube diameter : 225mm
Tube length : 860mm & 1130mm
Tube material : Aluminium
Secondary mirror size : 63mm & 50mm
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.