Celestron 8" EdgeHD Advanced VX Telescope

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CE-12031
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  • Aperture: 8"
  • Optics designed to correct Coma and Field Curvature!
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • FASTAR-compatible
  • Allows Viewing or Imaging across the Meridian
  • NexStar+ Hand Control offers Multiple Language Programming

DESCRIPTION

Celestron 8" EdgeHD Advanced VX Telescope

Equipped with GoTo and EdgeHD optic technology, this sophisticated yet affordable and portable Celestron 8" EdgeHD Advanced VX Telescope yields optimal imaging performance through long exposure tracking and a large latitudinal range, while also delivering high-definition astroimages.

Permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) on the Celestron Advanced VX mount eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear and greatly improves long exposure tracking while Imaging across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, will have you seamlessly imaging the best part of the night sky

Edge HD optics not only creates rounder/ more pleasing stars but improves the resolution and limiting magnitude when compared to telescopes of equal aperture. When it comes to the Celestron EdgeHD series coupled with Celestron's StarBright XLT coating group on every surface, EdgeHD optics gives you maximum light across the widest visual and photographic spectrum... It's a vision you'll never forget!

Experienced imagers and amateur astronomers alike will love taking this portable Telescope to a dark sky site, knowing that they can experience much of the performance of their larger stationary mount. Whether you wish to do visual or imaging work, you can rest easy knowing that this Telescope will serve you for a long time to come.

KEY FEATURES

  • Mirror Support Knobs- flexible Tension Clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when rotating the tube around the mount.
  • Tube Vents- Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror.  The vents are outfitted with an integrated 95-micron mesh filter.
  • Fastar Versatility- all EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar compatible for imaging down to f/2 with optional accessories. 
  • Brighter Star Images- light becomes more concentrated when focused precisely. This maximizes image brightness. 
  • GoTo Technology- fully automated mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects will automatically locate and track objects for you
  • Updated Industrial Design- offers more rigidity, less flexure, and improved aesthetics
  • Large Latitudinal Range- can be used between 7 and 77 degrees latitude
  • Improved Motors- offer more torque for optimal tracking performance and provide more power to overcome minor load imbalances.

Included Technology

All-Star Polar Alignment

Get ready for a night of astroimaging with your mount faster than previously thought possible with All-Star Polar Alignment. This innovative software solves the time-consuming problem of trying to pinpoint the North Celestial Pole.

EdgeHD Optics

Celestron’s aplanatic EdgeHD optics revolutionized astroimaging. This award-winning optical system reduces visual defects like field curvature and coma, creating an ultra-flat field for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of today’s largest imaging sensors.

Compatible Technology

LiFePO4

The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.

Starsense Technology

Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe!

WiFi

WiFi technology encircles the globe in a web of connectivity, knowledge, and information. Now, Celestron is using that same technology to allow stargazers to connect to the night sky and enhance their experience of the cosmos in fun and unique ways.

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture203 mm (7.99")
Back Focus133.35mm
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2”x24 tpi
ComputerizedComputerized
Corrected Image Circle42mm
Database40
Dawes Limit0.57 arcseconds
Dew Shield Size226mm
Drive TypeLow cog DC servo motors
Focal Length2032 mm
Focal Ratiof/10
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignGerman Equatorial
Hightest Magnification406x
Instrument Capacity30 lbs
Latitude Range7 to 77 Degrees
Light Gathering Power841x
Limiting Magnitude15.3
ManufacturerCelestron
Mount Head Weight17lbs
Optical DesignModified SCT
PECYes
PortsAutoguide Port
PortsAUX
PortsHand Controller
PortsUSB 2.0
Power Consumption12V DC 3.5A
Secondary Obstruction68.6mm
Slew Speed4 Degrees Per Second
Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
Total Weight47 lbs
Tracking ModesEQ North
Tracking ModesEQ South
Tracking RatesLunar
Tracking RatesSidereal
Tracking RatesSolar
Tripod Weight18 lbs
Tube Diameter226mm
Tube Length432mm
Tube Weight14 lbs
Warranty2 Year Warranty

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • Celestron 8" Edge HD Advanced VX Telescope
  • Eyepiece: 40mm Plossl/ 51x mag.
  • Finderscope: 9x50 Optical
  • Tripod: Adjustable, 2" Stainless Steel Legs
  • DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter
  • Counterweight Bar: 12" Length, 0.75" Diameter, 12 lb (5.44 kg)
  • Counterweights: 1 x 11 lb
  • Motor Drive: Equatorial Mount/ GoTo
  • Communication Ports: 2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)
  • Computer Hand Control: NexStar+ /Database of 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
  • Internal Clock?: Yes
  • 2 Year Warranty

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Does this OTA use the same 6.3 focal reducer that the C6 uses?

    The Celestron 8" Edge HD has a different reducer. The right one is CE-94242

  • Can you recommend an autoguider setup for this telescope (CE-12031)?

    Ideally, an off-axis guider setup like the CE-93648 will give you the most consistent guiding and keep the weight down on the mount. If you would rather use a guide scope, the Celestron 80mm kit CE-52309 plus a CGE style dovetail CE-94216 (and extra coun