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Celestron Advanced VX 8 SCT Goto

 
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Celestron Advanced VX 8 SCT Goto

The iconic 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain has been known for decades as Celestron’s most beloved telescope. Now, beginners to intermediate astroimagers can have their own “C-8” at an extremely affordable price. This classic design has been upgraded with our StarBright XLT coatings for maximum light transmission. Combined with our fully featured Advanced VX mount, you have a setup that is ready for both imaging and visual observing.

 

 

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.

 

The mount can now be used with Celestron’s PWI (CPWI) software, co-developed with the PlaneWave Instruments, which is an all-in-one solution offering you many of the same features used on PlaneWave’s observatory-class telescopes. The software features a graphical planetarium interface and includes PointXP advanced mount modelling which allows you to add 100+ points to your alignment model for the mount for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible. this makes the AVX with the CPWI software and ideal solution for remote access observatory setups. The mount can also be controlled via the ASCOM telescope interface so it can be used with third party software applications. For more information on CPWI and to see the user interface, click here.

 

Advanced VX 8 SCT General Features

  • 8” (203mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • 84% more light gathering than a 6” telescope.
  • 6x30 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)

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Aperture (mm): 203 mm (7.99 in)
  • Telescope Type: Computerized (GOTO)
  • Focal Length: 2032 mm
  • Focal Ratio: 10
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 20 mm
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 102 x
  • Finderscope: 6x30
  • Tripod: Adjustable, Stainless Steel
  • Tripod Leg Diameter: 2"
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 480 x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 29 x
  • Optical Tube Length: 17" in (432 mm)
  • Optical Tube Weight: 13 lbs (5.9 kg)
  • Dovetail Supplied: Vixen (CG5)

 

 

Mount Specifications:

  • Slew Speeds: 9, max 4°/second
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar, Lunar
  • Tracking Modes: EQ North, EQ South
  • Dovetail Compatibilty: Dual - Vixen (CG5) and Losmandy (CGE)
  • No. of Aux Ports: 3 Aux - 1 handcontrol, 2 x Aux
  • Autoguide Port: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, input on hand control
  • Power Requirements: 12v DC 3.5A Tip Positive, see below
  • Alignment Procedures: 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
  • PEC: Yes
  • Computerised handcontrol: NexStar+ hand control with LCD display, 19 fiber-optic backlit LED buttons
  • Nexstar+ Database: 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
  • Mount max payload: 13.6kg (30lbs)
  • Mount Height (Max): 64" in (1626 mm)
  • Mount Height (Min): 44" in (1118 mm)
  • Mount head Weight: 7.71kg (17lbs)
  • Tripod Weight: 8.16kg (18 lbs)
  • Weight of Counterweights: 1 x 5kg

 

* Power supply required - we recommend Celestron Powertank Lithium Pro, or Baader Outdoor Power Supply 5A