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Advanced VX Mount and 8" Newtonian

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The Advanced VX (AVX) sets a 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” 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” Newtonian optical tube offers 78% more light gathering ability than the 6” Newtonian optical tube. 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).

  • Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
  • Aperture 200mm (7.87")
  • Focal Length 1000mm (39")
  • Focal Ratio f/5
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 20mm (.8")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1 50x
  • Finderscope 9x50
  • Star Diagonal N/A
  • Optical Tube Aluminum
  • Highest Useful Magnification 472x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
  • Resolution (Rayleigh) .7 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes) .58 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 816x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction 56mm (2.2")
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 28%
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 7.81%
  • Optical Coatings Fully Coated
  • Optical Tube Length 914mm (36")
  • Optical Tube Weight 14 lbs (6.35 kg)
  • Optical Tube Diameter 235mm (9.25")
  • Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
  • Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
  • Instrument load capacity 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
  • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1118mm - 1626mm (44" – 64")
  • Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
  • Latitude adjustment range 7° - 77°
  • Mount Head Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
  • Accessory Tray Yes
  • Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
  • Weight of Counterweights 2 x 12 lbs
  • Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
  • Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
  • GPS N/A
  • 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 lbs (33.11 kg)
Included Items - Advanced VX Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 2 x 12 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | Hand Control Holster

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