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Celestron Advanced VX: Picture 1 regular $1,199.00

About Celestron Advanced VX

For the intermediate visual observer and beginning astroimager, the Celestron Advanced VX 6" SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a solid GoTo mount. The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design is ideal for imagers and visual observers looking for a telescope that is much more portable than the reflector or refractor. The Schmidt-Cassegrain design also eliminates chromatic aberration, making it a good choice for entry-level astroimaging.

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.

Celestron Advanced VX Specifications

Optical Design
Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm)
150 mm (5.91 in)
Telescope Type
Computerized (GOTO)
Focal Length
1500 mm (59 in)
Focal Ratio
10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
75 x
Finderscope
6x30
Tripod
Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter
2"
Highest Useful Magnification
354 x
Lowest Useful Magnification
21 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power
459 x
Optical Tube Length
16" in (406 mm)
Optical Tube Weight
10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Mount Height (Max)
64" in (1626 mm)
Mount Height (Min)
44" in (1118 mm)
Tripod Weight
18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights
1 x 12 lbs
Warranty
2-year Telescope Warranty
Mfr #
12079
SKU
CNAVX6

Celestron Advanced VX Reviews Powered by TurnTo®

Reviewed by 4 customers

 
1.0

Stopped working after 1 use

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Got this scope for Christmas then had to wait for a clear night. Took some good pics of Orion's nebula and it seemed to work fine. Tried again the next night and the motors wouldn't work. I am using the AC adapted that is made for this mount. Hopefully I can return it.

 
5.0

Celestron Advanced VX Great Compromise

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Bought this mount from Adorama to replace my Nexstar 8SE mount. Recently got deeper into astrophotography and needed an Equatorial Mount. Mount however needed to be somewhat mobile. The Nexstar mount was very mobile, but too light for vibration and of course it was an altazimuth mount. It was good for planetary shots but really not for deep space. In comes the Advanced VX. It's mount and weights are much heavier than the Nexstar but not as heavy as the larger equitorial Celestron or other manufacturers mounts and it does not break the bank. Will need to do more trips when setting up at a remote site. So far it tracks well, but it is summertime here in the Phoenix area and too hot to do much at night. One thing I do know is that the Vibrations along with the Celestron pads is almost non-existent. I certainly will know more in a couple of months when the temps drop. For now though, it is a great "Compromise" mount that offers mobility, tracking stability and a fair price.

 
4.0

Great Mount so far

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My use is in Astrophotography and although buying this at the wrong time of the year it has worked out great. The mount is very strong for the weight and has been used both in a piggy back configuration with a DSLR (200mm and a 500mm prime lenses) as well as using the Celestron 6in SCT with the DSLR in Prime vibration and tracking has been great. I love the record function capability on the periodic error this allows correction so general wide view tracking has not been a requirement. I will still plan to use tracking for solar system and higher magnification deep space photography. One thing to keep in mind is although the manual states that a level is built into the mount there is none. So you will need a level for setup.

 
4.0

Solid, well-constructed mount

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This mount replaces an older LXD-750 mount that I used for many years. The VX is well-constructed and carries my C-11 or Televue-85 plus guidescopes and guiders/cameras well. I am very pleased with it as a larger portable mount.

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Shopper  is the magnification good? I want to see planets not dots
DANIEL E  At FL 1500 the C6 would be an OK planetary scope. You will see detail in Jupiter. I believe I see detail in Saturn at less Focal Length. Mars is very small not sure how much you could see. In my C8, I have never really seen much (FL 2032). Although I never viewed at optical conditions either. I haven't really viewed other planets. The moon of course will be very nice. Hope this helps.
Shopper  is the magnification good? I want to see planets not dots
DANIEL E  At FL 1500 the C6 would be an OK planetary scope. You will see detail in Jupiter. I believe I see detail in Saturn at less Focal Length. Mars is very small not sure how much you could see. In my C8, I have never really seen much (FL 2032). Although I never viewed at optical conditions either. I haven't really viewed other planets. The moon of course will be very nice. Hope this helps.
Shopper  is the magnification good? I want to see planets not dots
DANIEL E  At FL 1500 the C6 would be an OK planetary scope. You will see detail in Jupiter. I believe I see detail in Saturn at less Focal Length. Mars is very small not sure how much you could see. In my C8, I have never really seen much (FL 2032). Although I never viewed at optical conditions either. I haven't really viewed other planets. The moon of course will be very nice. Hope this helps.
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