Celestron 6" SCT Advanced VX Telescope

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Celestron 6" SCT Advanced VX Telescope
$1,299.00
Item # CE-12079
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$1,299.00
  • This Celestron 6" SCT is super-portable; the smallest of the much-revered Schmidt-Cassegrain optical systems. At only 10 lbs and measuring a mere 16" long, this OTA could do double-duty on a lightweight photographic tripod for terrestrial use and airline travel.
  • The Celestron Advanced VX mount was designed with imaging in mind, and is packed with high-end features normally found only on more expensive mounts.
  • Enjoy permanently programmable periodic error correction, all star polar alignment, autoguider support, and the ability to image across the meridian without doing a pesky meridian flip.
  • The Celestron VX mount can handle up to 30 pounds, and OTA's are easily switched out, so upgrading to a more advanced optical tube at a later date is something to keep in mind.
  • For a Limited Time, while Supplies Last, we will be including the C6 Model 'Bobs Knobs' Collimation knobs with this telescope at no additional charge! These knobs make Collimating your scope drastically easier, leaving the process far more efficient. See the video below for details!
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About the Celestron Advanced VX Mount…

The Advanced VX equatorial mount from Celestron was engineered from the ground up with astro-imaging in mind, and sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes on the market today. The Celestron Advanced VX provides you with many of the features found on sophisticated German equatorial mounts, at an extremely affordable price.

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 6" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly, also known as the "OTA", is the smallest and most portable available in this design. The f/10 focal ratio is classic when it comes to visual observations and planetary photography, and when it comes time to do some deep-space imaging, an optional focal reducer will effectively widen the field of view. The Celestron 6" SCT Advanced VX Telescope is a great way to enter the hobby or as a choice for a travel scope, and if you decide you want something a bit bigger or of a different optical design, you can simply swap one OTA for another. Since the VX mount can handle up to 30 pounds, you'll have a lot of options.


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Highlights…

  • Celestron's 6" Schmidt Cassegrain optical tube assembly collects 40% more light than a 5" telescope.
  • The 6" SCT's optics include Celestron StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission.
  • 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 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Specifications…

  • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Aperture (mm): 150 mm (5.91 in)
  • Focal Length (mm): 1500 mm (59 in)
  • Focal Ratio: 10
  • Eyepiece 1 (mm): 20 mm (0.79 in)
  • Magnification 1: 75 x
  • Finderscope: 6x30
  • Optical Tube: Aluminum
  • Fastar Compatible?: Yes
  • Tripod: Adjustable, Stainless Steel
  • Tripod Legs: 2"
  • Power Supply: Car battery adapter
  • 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 (Compared to human eye): 459 x
  • Optical Tube Length: 16 in (406 mm)
  • Optical Tube Weight: 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
  • EQ Mount Weight: 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
  • Total Weight (lbs): 56 lbs (25 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

 

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-12079
UPC Code 050234207911
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron Advanced VX
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type Equatorial - GoTo
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 6"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/10
Telescope Focal Length 1500mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
Highest Useful Magnification 354x
Optical Coatings Celestron XLT
Tube Color or Finish Gloss Black
Length of Optical Tube 16"
Optical Tube Weight 10 lb.
Mount Weight 17 lb.
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Finder Included 6 x 30 Optical Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 20mm
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
Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South
Objects in Database 40,000+
OTA Mount Type Vixen-Style Dovetail
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Total Telescope Weight 56 lb.
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Included Items

Included Items

  • 6" SCT OTA
  • 20mm Eyepiece
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • Tripod
  • Car battery adapter
  • 1 - 11lb counterweights
  • VX Advanced mount
  • Hand controller
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Can a 2" eye piece work with this?
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Even though it has built in batteries, can it also be operated from an external power source like a powertank?
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Will the Celestron RACI 9x50 finder fit on the finder shoe on the C6?
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