Celestron Advanced VX 6" Refractor Telescope

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Celestron Advanced VX 6" Refractor Telescope -

Celestron Advanced VX 6" Refractor Telescope: For planetary imaging and brighter deep-sky objects, many astroimagers say there's no better choice than a refractor. Unlike Schmidt-Cassegrain or Newtonian telescopes that have a secondary mirror, refractors offer no obstruction of the aperture, giving you the highest possible contrast. This refractor setup features an f/8 objective lens, which can be paired with one of our Nightscape CCD cameras to image brighter deep-sky objects or our NexImage 5 Solar System Imager to create dazzling images of the planets.
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.


  • Autoguider port for long exposure imaging
  • Improved latitude range. Can be used between 7 - 77 degrees latitude.
  • 6" (150mm) f/8 objective lens is perfect for high contrast planetary views
  • New design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings
  • 2" Focuser allows use with 2" and 1.25" accessories
  • New motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
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Alignment Procedures:2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Aperture (mm):150 mm (5.91 in)
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
Counterweight Bar:12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)
Counterweights:1 x 11 lbs
Database:40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
EQ Mount Weight:17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Eyepiece 1 (mm):20 mm (0.79 in)
Fastar Compatible:No
Focal Length (mm):1200 mm (47 in)
Focal Ratio:8
GPS:Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Highest Useful Magnification:354x
Internal Clock:Yes
Latitude Range:7-77 deg
Light Gathering Power:459 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:13.4
Lowest Useful Magnification @|@21x:2013-01-10 00:00:00
Magnification 1:60x
Motor Drive:Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Optical Design:Refractorr
Optical Tube:Aluminum
Optical Tube Length:51" in (1295 mm)
Optical Tube Weight:19 lbs (8.62 kg)
Power Requirements:12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Power Supply:Car battery adapter
Resolution (Dawes):0.77 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh):0.93 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstruction:2.2" in (56 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:14 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:37%
Slew Speeds:Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum
Tracking Modes:EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates:Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod:Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Height (Max):64" in (1626 mm)
Tripod Height (Min):44" in (1118 mm)
Tripod Legs:2"
Tripod Weight:18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight (lbs):71 lbs (32 kg)

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