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Orion VX12 Base Plate


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Now it has been a while since I upgraded my mount to the Skywatcher EQ8, One of the main reasons was so I could use my Orion Optics 12″ VX12 Newtonian for imaging. So with the mount all ready for use, it was time to set my Orion Optics VX12 Newtonian onto it in preparation for deep sky imaging. One of the things I needed to do was to mount a guide scope. After considering the various options, I decided to order the Orion 350mm Base Plate so it could be used to fit my Skywatcher ED80 as my guide scope. Continue reading Orion VX12 Base Plate

Orion VX12 Newtonian Telescope – unpackaging


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Having caught the upgrade bug, I decided that I wanted to get a larger scope to replace my Astrotech 8″ astrograph. But what I wanted was also a faster scope. Having looked at the different telescopes available, it looked like the Orion VX12 12″ F4 Newtonian would best fit the bill. Continue reading Orion VX12 Newtonian Telescope – unpackaging