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Celestron Advanced VX 8" Newtonian Telescope

SKU: CNAVX8N MFR: 32062
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About the Celestron Advanced VX

Large aperture at an affordable price, our Advanced VX 8" Newtonian provides 78%more light-gathering abilities compared to the 6" model. The parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a sharper image near the edge of the field of view. This scope is great for intermediate visual observers and beginning astroimagers looking for a large aperture with lots of light-gatheringpower. As you grow in your hobby, you can continue to enjoy all the high-level features of the Advanced VX.

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
  • 20mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • Tripod
  • NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ)
  • 2-Year Warranty

Celestron Advanced VX Features

  • 8" (200mm) f/5 optical design gives excellent wide field views
  • Parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • 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.
  • Improved electronics contain increased memory for future expansion
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

Celestron Advanced VX Specifications

Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm) 200 mm (7.87 in)
Focal Length (mm) 1000 mm (39 in)
Focal Ratio 5
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification 1 50x
Finderscope 9x50
Optical Tube Aluminum
Fastar Compatible No
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Legs 2"
Weight (lbs) 71 lbs (32 kg)
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification 472x
Lowest Useful Magnification @|@29x 2013-01-10 00:00:00
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.7 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.59 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 816 x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.2" in (56 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 28%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 7.81 %
Optical Tube Length 27" in (686 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 14 lbs (6.35 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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