About the Celestron Advanced VX Mount…
The Celestron Advanced VX equatorial mount is specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for telescopes that weigh thirty (30) pounds or less. With the Advanced VX, you’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction, or image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. You can also enjoy features like All-Star Polar Alignment and auto guider support. The Advanced VX has a significantly larger base than Celestron's CG5 mount, improving stability under heavy loads. The motors have also been improved. They now offer more torque and can more easily handle slight load imbalances.
Experienced imagers will love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site, knowing that they can experience much of the performance of their larger stationary mount. New amateur astronomers will also benefit greatly from the advanced features of the Celestron VX mount. They can rest easy knowing the mount they have chosen will serve them for a long time to come, whether they wish to do visual or imaging work…or a combination of the two.
About the Optical Tube Assembly…
The 8" f/10 EdgeHD optical tube assembly is an aplanatic telescope designed to reduce off-axis coma, be abberation-free, and provide a flat focal plane all the way across the edge of the field of view for stunning results whether being used visually or photographically. This Fastar-compatible telescope has enhanced mechanical features like mirror clutches and tube vents. The mirror clutches help reduce image shift as the tube is rotated around the mount, and tube vents allow hot air to be released from around the primary mirror to speed up cooling time without introducing dust into the system.
The f/10 focal ratio of the Celestron 8" EdgeHD telescope is great for visual work and higher powered planetary photography. Add an optional focal reducer or Fastar lens to the system and voila, your telescope is now optimized for imaging wide field objects with a CCD or DSLR camera!
- The Celestron 8" EdgeHD optics are designed to correct for coma and field curvature, producing a truly flat field that astro-imagers love!
- The 8" EdgeHD includes Celestron StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission.
- Built-in tube vents assist in cool-down while keeping dust out with 60 micron mesh filtering.
- EdgeHD optics are Fastar-compatible. The secondary mirror is removable for super-fast f/2.8 imaging.
- Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction on the Celestron Advanced VX mount eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
- The motors of the VX mount offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances.
- The updated industrial design of the Advanced VX offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics.
- The Celestron VX design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings.
- The Advanced VX mount can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude, incorporating a much larger latitudinal range than normally seen on equatorial mounts.
The improved electronics on the Advanced VX contain increased memory for future expansion.
- A Celestron NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD Telescope 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: 51 x
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Fastar Compatible?: Yes
Tripod: Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Legs: 2"
Power Supply: Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification: 480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 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)
Total Weight (lbs): 59 lbs (27 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: 7-77º
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
|Telescope Series||Celestron Advanced VX|
|Optical Design||Corrected Schmidt-Cassegrain|
|Mount Type||Equatorial - GoTo|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
|Telescope Focal Ratio||f/10|
|Telescope Focal Length||2032mm|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||14|
|Highest Useful Magnification||480x|
|Optical Coatings||Celestron XLT|
|Tube Color or Finish||Celestron Oyster Pearl|
|Length of Optical Tube||17"|
|Optical Tube Weight||13 lb.|
|Mount Weight||17 lb.|
|Dew Shield Included?||No, Sold Separately|
|Diagonal Included?||Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal|
|Finder Included||9 x 50 Optical Finder|
|Hand Controller Included?||Yes|
|Power Adapter Included||DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter|
|Counterweights Included||1 @ 11 lb.|
|Alignment Procedure||1-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, Last Alignment Used, Quick Align, Solar System Align|
|Objects in Database||40,000+|
|OTA Mount Type||Vixen-Style Dovetail|
|Tripod Type Included||Adjustable with Steel Legs|
|Total Telescope Weight||59 lb.|
- 8" EdgeHD OTA
- 40mm Eyepiece
- 9x50 Finderscope
- Car battery adapter
- 1 - 11lb counterweights
- VX Advanced mount
- Hand controller