Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD Telescope

Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD Telescope

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• Refractor, Newtonian reflector, Schmidt-Cassegrain, and EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tubes
• All-Star Polar Alignment plus Faster compatibility on SCT and Edge tubes
• Computerized German equatorial mount with permanently programmable periodic error correction, 40,000 object database, and flash-upgradeable NexStar+ hand control
• Allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motor's housings, and can be used between 7o - 77o latitude
• 6x30 or 9x50 finderscope and 1.25" eyepiece (varies with model)
• Steel tripod with accessory tray

Engineered from the ground up for optimum astroimaging performance and value, the Advanced VX offers the same features found on our top German equatorial mounts in a compact and portable package perfect for loads under 30 lbs. Use the built-in All-Star Polar Alignment technology and you're ready to image in minutes, even without a clear view of Polaris. Improved motors handle slight load imbalances with ease, while sturdy 2-inch steel tripod legs add rigidity to our system. With Advanced VX, you can image through the meridian, accurately track through long exposure using permanently programmable periodic error correction, and so much more. Pair this revolutionary mount with your favorite optical tube - including the available 8-inch EdgeHD - and take your imaging to the next level.
 

Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD

 
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design EdgeHD
Aperture 203.2mm (8")
Focal Length 2032mm (80")
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40mm (1.57")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 51x
Finderscope 9x50
Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 480x
Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) .69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) .57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 64mm (2.5")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 432mm (17")
Optical Tube Diameter 238mm (9.37")
Optical Tube Weight 14 lbs (6.35 kg)
Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1118mm - 1626mm (44" – 64")
Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
Latitude adjustment range 7° - 77°
Mount Head Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
GPS N/A
Dovetail Compatibility Dual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports 3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories
Autoguide port Yes
USB Port Yes, input on Hand Control
Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Motor Drive DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Computerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 61 lbs (27.67 kg)
Included Items Advanced VX Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 1 x 12 lbs counterweight | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | Hand Control Holster


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