Celestron 8" EdgeHD Advanced VX Telescope
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Celestron 8" EdgeHD Advanced VX Telescope
The Celestron 8-inch EdgeHD Advanced VX Telescope is equipped with GoTo and EdgeHD optic technology yielding 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.
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 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.
|Aperture||203 mm (8")|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||2”x24 tpi|
|Corrected Image Circle||42mm|
|Dawes Limit||0.57 arcseconds|
|Dew Shield Size||226mm|
|Drive Type||Low cog DC servo motors|
|Focal Length||2032 mm|
|Instrument Capacity||30 lbs|
|Latitude Range||7 to 77 Degrees|
|Light Gathering Power||841x|
|Mount Head Weight||17lbs|
|Optical Design||Modified SCT|
|Power Consumption||12V DC 3.5A|
|Slew Speed||4 Degrees Per Second|
|Telescope Connection||Dual Vixen & CGE|
|Total Weight||47 lbs|
|Tracking Modes||EQ North|
|Tracking Modes||EQ South|
|Tripod Weight||18 lbs|
|Tube Weight||14 lbs|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
- Celestron 8-inch Edge HD Advanced VX Telescope.
- Eyepiece: 40mm Plossl/ 51x mag.
- Finderscope: 9x50 Optical.
- Tripod: Adjustable, 2-inch Stainless Steel Legs.
- DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter.
- Counterweight Bar: 12-inch Length, 0.75-inch 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.
- 2 Year Warranty.
This Telescope is absolutely awesome. It's great for planetary imaging and mid-range deep space astrophotography if you get the reducer for it. Once my Hyperstar system comes in I should be able to shoot Ultra-wide field around f/2!. It's like having three telescopes in one. It takes a little time to switch configurations, so I don't really change them when I travel out to the desert. I highly recommend getting a good case since it doesn't come with one. I'm not a fan of the using the shipping box to hull all this gear around.