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Advanced VX 6 Refractor
Item no. 22020
SRP: £1799.00
Warranty: 24 Months

For planetary imaging and brighter deep-sky objects, many astroimagers say there’s no better choice than a refractor. Unlike Schmidt-Cassegrain or Newtonian telescopes that have a secondary mirror, refractors offer no obstruction of the aperture, giving you the highest possible contrast. This refractor setup features an f/8 objective lens, which can be paired with one of our Nightscape CCD cameras to image brighter deep-sky objects or our NexImage 5 Solar System Imager to create dazzling images of the planets.

About the Mount

The new Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. You’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX features significantly larger base castings than our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.

Advanced VX 6 R General Features

  • 6” (150mm) f/8 objective lens is perfect for high contrast planetary views
  • 2” Focuser allows use with 2” and 1.25” accessories
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • Autoguider port for long exposure imaging
  • New motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances
  • Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
  • New design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings
  • Improved latitude range.  Can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude.
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish) 


Optical Tube Info:
Optical Design: Refractor
Aperture: 150 mm (5.91")
Focal Length: 1200 mm (47")
Focal Ratio: 8
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20 mm (0.79")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 60x
Finderscope: 9x50
Star Diagonal: 1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification: 354x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 21x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 459x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: None
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: None
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: None
Optical Coatings: Fully Coated
Optical Tube Length: 1295 mm (51")
Optical Tube Weight: 19 lbs (8.62 kg)
Dovetail Capability: Vixen Dovetail Bar
Mount Info:
Mount Type: Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity: 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 1118 - 1626 mm (44 - 64")
Tripod Leg Diameter: 50.8 mm (2") Stainless Steel
Latitude adjustment range: 7° - 77°
Total EQ Head Weight: 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Accessory Tray: Yes
Tripod Weight: 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
EQ Head Weight w/o Counterweight Shaft: 14.5 lbs (6.57 kg)
Weight of Counterweights: 2 x 12 lbs
Max Slew Speeds: 9 slew speeds
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes: EQ North & EQ South
Number of Auxiliary ports: 3 (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories)
Autoguide port: Yes
USB Port: No
Power Requirements: 12V DC 3 5A (tip positive)
Motor Drive: Low cog DC servo motors with encoders on both axes
Alignment Procedures: 2-star, 1-star, Solar system, Quick-align, Last-align
Periodic Error Correction: Yes
Computer Hand Control: NexStar+ hand control with LCD display, 19 fiber-optic backlit LED buttons
Database: 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software: Starry Night Special Edition
Included Accessories: Advanced VX Equatorial Head / Tripod / Accessory Tray / 2 x 12 lbs counterweight / NexStar+ Hand Control / DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

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