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The OrionOpticsUK VX series was created to offer the English company high quality optics at a great price. All VX telescopes are offered with mirrors with at least 1/6PV correction generating excellent image quality, better than other Newton telescopes. But you can also choose an even higher optical correction choosing 1/8PV or even 1/10PV, all delivered with a Zygo interferometer report.
The VX12L is the long focal length version of the VX12 telescope (1600mm focal instead of 1200mm) offering a smaller secondary mirror and thus less obstruction. For this reason it's the best choice for people searching for the best performances in high magnification observation and photography of objects like the Moon and planets of the Solar System.
Great optical quality
All the VX telescope mirrors are made of glass Schott Borosilicate Low Expansion Suprax (virtually identical to Pyrex). OrionOpticsUK only produces high correction mirrors that are tested and certified using a Zygo laser interferometer, capable of measuring with high precision the produced optics.
All VX telescopes are supplied as standard with a great ACU-2S 50,8mm Crayford focuser with 31.8mm adapter and 1:10 fine focus. Thanks to its mechanical precision, this focuser offers a very fluid motion and high load capacity, allowing the use of big sensor camera like DSLRs or medium format CCD camera. Reached the focus point, you can tighten the screw below the focuser to lock it, preventing any movement.
Primary mirror cell
The best optics in the world do not generate perfect images if they are not properly supported. The VX telescopes offer excellent 9 points primary mirror cell that allows to perfectly support the mirror avoiding collimation problems and controlling the weights distribution thanks to the nylon support points. The cells are made entirely of anodized aluminum using high precision CNC machines. The anodizing adds a protective layer which not only protects the aluminum from corrosion but which also produces a more durable outer surface. The primary cell has a central fan which reduces the mirror temperature stabilization time (allowing it to reach the thermal equilibrium with the external environment and therefore maximizing the performance) and the risk of fogging.
The security of your purchase: Q-certified
We often hear users are not sure about purchasing: is the telescope collimated? Has the operation been verified? Does the focuser work?
For this reason, we have developed Q-certified, a comprehensive control system that we work out in our laboratory prior to shipment and delivery of the product you ordered. In fact, before delivering the OrionOpticsUK telescope, we test the collimation and the perfect functioning of all mechanical components.
In addition, we pay much attention and care to shipping, carrying a sturdy packaging and giving it to the courier service. We want to be sure that you will receive your new OrionOpticsUK not only in the shortest possible time but also with utmost care.
OrionOpticsUK VX12L telescope - scope of delivery:
- Newton VX12L reflector telescope (D: 300mm F:1600mm f/5.3)
- Aluminum intubation
- 2" Crayford focuser with 31,8mm adapter, 1:10 fine focus
- 9 points CNC primary cell
- Support rings
- Straight view 8x50 finder
|Focal Length (mm)||1600mm|
|Field flattener/corrector||Not included (optional)|
|Mirror Cell||CNC 9 point|
|Focuser||50,8mm Crayford, micrometrico|
|Eyepiece holder||50,8mm with 31,8mm reducer|