Celestron Advanced VX 8-Inch GoTo Newtonian Telescope

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Celestron Advanced VX 8-Inch GoTo Newtonian Telescope

  • Celestron 8-Inch Newtonian Optical Tube
    • ​8-inch Newtonian Reflector Optical Tube
    • 9x50 Finderscope
    • 25 mm eyepiece
    • 2-Inch Rack & Pinion Focuser
    • 2 to 1.25 Inches Adapter
  • Celestron Advanced Computerized GoTo Mount
    • Advanced VX Computerized Mount
    • Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod
    • 2 x 12 lb. Counterweight
    • DC Power Adapter Cable
    • NexStar+ Hand Control

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Celestron Advanced VX 8-Inch GoTo Newtonian Telescope

Beginner astronomers and astroimagers will appreciate the user-friendly and compact setup of the Celestron Advanced VX 8-Inch Newtonian Telescope. Suitable for observing the wonders of the Universe, this telescope offers all you need in a compact arrangement.

Celestron 8-Inch Newtonian Optical Tube

The Advanced VX (AVX) sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes, providing many of the features found on Celestron’s most sophisticated German equatorial mounts at an extremely affordable price. The Advanced VX 8-Inch Newtonian telescope is an excellent entry- to mid-level setup that can grow with you. The Newtonian optical design is excellent for visual observing and offers you the largest aperture for the price. The parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a sharper image near the edge of the field of view. The 8-Inch Newtonian optical tube offers 78% more light gathering ability than the 6-Inch Newtonian optical tube.

Superior Performance

The Advanced VX mount is designed to provide superior performance for smaller telescopes while taking advantage of Celestron’s most advanced technologies: All-Star Polar Alignment, Celestron PWI telescope control software, SkyAlign, and permanently programmable periodic error correction (PPEC). If you’re an experienced imager, you’ll love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site and enjoying all the conveniences of a larger observatory mount. Or, if you’re new to imaging, Advanced VX will help you get started with the hobby and keep up with your needs for years to come.

Celestron Advanced Computerized GoTo Mount

The Advanced VX is the smallest of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts. The computerized GoTo capability automatically tracks objects as they move across the night sky. The Advanced VX mount includes ports for a hand control, an autoguider, and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories.

NexStar+ Hand Control

The NexStar+ hand control gives you instant access to all the functions your mount has to offer. With automatic slewing and menu descriptions, any level of astronomer can master this mount in just a few observing sessions. The Advanced VX also has an impressive tripod for its class with a 2-Inch diameter steel tripod legs providing an extra-wide stance for improved stability.

Payload Capacity

The payload capacity for the Advanced VX is 30 lb. It offers a sturdy platform for any of the Advanced VX optical tubes, even when paired with optional accessories like StarSense AutoAlign, Focus Motor, a finderscope, and a camera. Celestron's payload capacity does not include the weight of the counterweights.

Dual Saddle Plate

Advanced VX mounts includes a new dual saddle plate that accommodates both CG-5 and CGE-style dovetail. Switching between the two saddle plates is as simple as moving the hand knobs into a separate set of holes. Now you can use an Advanced VX mount with virtually any optical tube within its weight limit. Compatible with Vixen format dovetails 100mm or longer.

Celestron Advanced VX 8-Inch GoTo Newtonian Telescope

Celestron 8-Inch Newtonian Optical Tube

  • Optical design: Newtonian reflector
  • Aperture: 200mm (7.87-Inch)
  • Focal length: 1000mm (39-Inch)
  • Focal ratio: f/5
  • Focal length of eyepiece 1: 20mm (.8-Inch)
  • Magnification of eyepiece 1: 50x
  • Finderscope: 9x50
  • Optical tube: Aluminum
  • Highest useful magnification: 472x
  • Lowest useful magnification: 29x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude: 14
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.7 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.58 arc seconds
  • Light gathering power (Compared to human eye): 816x
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 56mm (2.2-Inch)
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by Diameter: 28%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by Area: 7.81%
  • Optical coatings: Fully coated
  • Optical tube length: 914mm (36-Inch)
  • Optical tube weight: 14 lb (6.35 kg)
  • Optical tube diameter: 235mm (9.25-Inch)
  • Dovetail: CG-5 Dovetail bar

Celestron Advanced Computerized GoTo Mount

  • Mount type: Computerized equatorial
  • Instrument load capacity: 30 lb (13.6 kg)
  • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 1118mm - 1626mm (44-Inch – 64-Inch)
  • Tripod leg diameter: 50.8mm (2-Inch) Stainless Steel
  • Latitude adjustment range: 7 - 77 degrees
  • Mount head weight: 17 lb (7.71 kg)
  • Accessory tray: Yes
  • Tripod weight: 18 lb (8.16 kg)
  • Weight of counterweights: 2 x 12 lb
  • Slew speeds: 9 slew speeds - max speed 4 degree/second
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Tracking modes: EQ North & EQ South
  • 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: 73 lb (33.11 kg)

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