Celestron Advanced VX 8" Newtonian Telescope

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Celestron Advanced VX 8" Newtonian Telescope -

Large aperture at an affordable price, our Advanced VX 8" Newtonian provides 78%more light-gathering abilities compared to the 6" model. The parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a sharper image near the edge of the field of view. This scope is great for intermediate visual observers and beginning astroimagers looking for a large aperture with lots of light-gatheringpower. As you grow in your hobby, you can continue to enjoy all the high-level features of the Advanced VX.
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.

Features:

  • Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
  • Improved electronics contain increased memory for future expansion
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • Parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image
  • 8" (200mm) f/5 optical design gives excellent wide field views
  • 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)
  • 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.
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Alignment Procedures:2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Aperture (mm):200 mm (7.87 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
Finderscope:9x50
Focal Length (mm):1000 mm (39 in)
Focal Ratio:5
GPS:Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Highest Useful Magnification:472x
Internal Clock:Yes
Latitude Range:7-77 deg
Light Gathering Power:816 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:14
Lowest Useful Magnification @|@29x:2013-01-10 00:00:00
Magnification 1:50x
Motor Drive:Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Optical Design:Newtonian Reflector
Optical Tube:Aluminum
Optical Tube Length:27" in (686 mm)
Optical Tube Weight:14 lbs (6.35 kg)
Power Requirements:12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Power Supply:Car battery adapter
Resolution (Dawes):0.59 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh):0.7 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstruction:2.2" in (56 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:7.81 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:28%
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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