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Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD Telescope

SKU: CNAVX8H MFR: 12031
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About the Celestron Advanced VX

Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD: truly the ultimate entry-level astroimaging package. This package combines the groundbreaking new Advanced VXmount with Celestron's best optics, the EdgeHD optical system. This setup offers the astroimager maximum versatility allowing up to 3 different f-stop configurations. Users can attach a camera to the rear of the telescope and shoot at f/10, or attach our 8-inchfocal reducer (coming soon) and shoot at f/7. Additionally, EdgeHD is Fastar/Hyperstar compatible, giving imagers the option to shoot at ultra-fast f/2. No matter which configuration you choose, EdgeHD technology gives you pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the CCD sensor.

With an 8-inch optical tube and our portable Advanced VX mount, this setup can be easily transported and assembled by one person. You'll also have plenty of load capacity to attach your camera and other accessories. This setup is simple enough for a beginner to use, but can also provide years of enjoyment for sophisticated astroimagers.

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 Includes

  • Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Mount
  • NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ)
  • 40mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal
  • Tripod
  • 2-Year Warranty

Celestron Advanced VX Features

  • 8" (203mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • Edge HD optical design fully corrects for coma and field curvature, delivering atruly flat field
  • Built-in tube vents with integrated 60 micron mesh filters allow hot air to be released behind the primary mirror
  • Fastar compatible tube comes with removable secondary mirror for fast f/2.8 imaging
  • 9x50 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars
  • 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)

Celestron Advanced VX Specifications

Optical Design EdgeHD
Aperture (mm) 203 mm (7.99 in)
Focal Length (mm) 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 1 51x
Finderscope 9x50
Optical Tube Aluminum
Fastar Compatible Yes
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Legs 2"
Weight (lbs) 59 lbs (27 kg)
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification 480x
Lowest Useful Magnification @|@29x 2013-01-10 00:00:00
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 841 x
Optical Tube Length 17" in (432 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 13 lbs (5.9 kg)
EQ Mount Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Tripod Height (Max) 64" in (1626 mm)
Tripod Height (Min) 44" in (1118 mm)
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Counterweight Bar 12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)
Counterweights 1 x 11 lbs
Latitude Range 7-77 deg
Motor Drive Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Communication Ports 2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Internal Clock Yes
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
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