Celestron Advanced VX 8 EdgeHD Computerised Telescope with Thermocharge 6
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Advanced VX 8” EdgeHD: truly the ultimate entry-level astroimaging package.
This package combines the groundbreaking new Advanced VX mount with Celestron’s best optics, the EdgeHD optical system. This setup offers the astroimager maximum versatility – allowing up to 3 different f-stop configurations. Users can attach a camera to the rear of the telescope and shoot at f/10, or attach our 8-inch focal reducer (coming soon) and shoot at f/7.
Additionally, EdgeHD is Fastar/Hyperstar compatible, giving imagers the option to shoot at ultra-fast f/2. No matter which configuration you choose, EdgeHD technology gives you pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the CCD sensor. With an 8-inch optical tube and our portable Advanced VX mount, this setup can be easily transported and assembled by one person.
You’ll also have plenty of load capacity to attach your camera and other accessories. This setup is simple enough for a beginner to use, but can also provide years of enjoyment for sophisticated astroimagers.
About the Celestron Advanced VX 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.
Advanced VX 8 EdgeHD General Features 8” (2032mm) f/10 Edge HD includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
Edge HD optical design fully corrects for coma and field curvature, delivering a truly flat field
Fastar compatible tube comes with removable secondary mirror for fast f/2.8 imaging
Built-in tube vents with integrated 60 micron mesh filters allow hot air to be released behind the primary mirror
9x50 optical finderscope for locating alignment starsInteger 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
Autoguider port for long exposure imagingNew design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings
Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Improved latitude range.
Can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude.
Warranty: 2 years
OPTICAL DESIGN: EdgeHD
APERTURE (mm): 203 mm (7.99 in)
TELESCOPE TYPE: Computerized (GOTO)
FOCAL RATIO: 10
FOCAL LENGTH (mm): 2032 mm (80 in)
EYEPIECE 1 (mm): 40 mm (1.57 in)
MAGNIFICATION 1: 51 x
FASTAR COMPATIBLE: Yes
OPTICAL TUBE: Aluminum
TRIPOD: Adjustable, Stainless Steel
TRIPOD LEGS: 2"
WEIGHT (lbs): 59 lbs (27 kg)
POWER SUPPLY: Car battery adapter
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 29 x
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATIONS: 480 x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 14
RESOLUTION (Dawes): 0.57 arc seconds
RESOLUTION (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
LIGHT GATHERING POWER (Compared to human eye): 841 x
OPTICAL TUBE WEIGHT: 13 lbs (5.9 kg)
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 17" in (432 mm)
LATITUDE RANGE: 7-77 deg
EQ MOUNT WEIGHT: 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
TRIPOD WEIGHT: 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
COUNTERWEIGHT BAR: 12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)
COUNTERWEIGHTS: 1 x 11 lbs
MOTOR DRIVE: Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
SLEW SPEEDS: Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum
TRACKING MODES: EQ North and EQ South
TRACKING RATES: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
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
Watch on Youtube: Introducing Celestron's New Advanced VX Computerized Telescope Mount
Watch on Youtube: Overview of Celestron's Advanced VX EdgeHD Computerized Telescope
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