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Second Hand Orion Optics VX12 Newtonian OTA with Ultra 1/10PV Wavefront Mirror

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Model:  SHORIONVX12
Brand:  Orion Optics UK

Second Hand Orion Optics VX12 Newtonian OTA with Ultra 1/10PV Wavefront Mirror
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A very nice pre-owned Orion Optics 12" Newtonian optical tube in very good condition. This has the Ultra grade 1/10PV Wavefront Mirror option, and the upgraded OC1-M focuser. Made in the UK this is a high quality reflector perfect for deep sky, lunar and planetary observing. Supplied with 9x50 finderscope. 

Please note this is for the tube only, this does not come with the EQ6 mount in the picture. 

Full Product Info

To follow the trend of the description of the other, previous models in the VX range, the VX12 has 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 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.

Ultra 1/10PV Wavefront Mirror:

With our continuous developments in optics we have now reached a position where we can offer with 100% reliability, optics which we believe are the best available anywhere in the world. Our Ultra range has Strehl values typically around 99% with RMS values of the order of 0.02PV. Coupled with a guaranteed PV wavefront error so small, it often is less than 1/10PV wavefront. We fit these as a matter of course to our CT range of ‘scopes ensuring their performance is even further enhanced with a virtual zero expansion, and flexure, high specification Carbon Fibre tube. Each is Supplied with full Zygo interferometer report. These primary mirrors are expensive, they are also not recommended for just occasional star gazing. Their incredible accuracies and reflective characteristics lend themselves to the realms of optics we have supplied to: BAe Systems Zygo Inc. M.O.D. Atomic Energy Nuclear Fusion Research Laboratories, Culham GCHQ Cheltenham etc., etc.

Specification

Primary Mirror Dia mm:  300

Focal length mm: 1200

Focal Ratio: f4

Tube Diameter mm: 326

Tube Length mm: 1160

Tube Material: Aluminium

Secondary Size mm: 75

Mirror Cell: CNC 9 Point

Focuser: OC1-M Upgraded Daul Speed Focuser

 

 

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