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Celestron 8" EdgeHD Advanced VX Telescope Bundle - CE-12031

SKU : CE-12031

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  • To properly power this product, you will need the AC adapter listed in the recommended items below.
  • Aperture: 8 inches.
  • 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.
  • Dual saddle plate compatible with both narrow CG-5 dovetails and larger CGE dovetails.

Product Details

  • 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.
  • specifications

    Aperture203 mm (8")
    Back Focus133.35mm
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection2”x24 tpi
    Corrected Image Circle42mm
    Dawes Limit0.57 arcseconds
    Dew Shield Size226mm
    Drive TypeLow cog DC servo motors
    Focal Length2032 mm
    Focal Ratiof/10
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Highest Magnification406x
    Instrument Capacity30 lbs
    Latitude Range7 to 77 Degrees
    Light Gathering Power841x
    Limiting Magnitude15.3
    Mount Head Weight17lbs
    Optical DesignModified SCT
    PortsAutoguide Port
    PortsHand Controller
    PortsUSB 2.0
    Power Consumption12V DC 3.5A
    Secondary Obstruction68.6mm
    Slew Speed4 Degrees Per Second
    Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & CGE
    Total Weight47 lbs
    Tracking RatesLunar
    Tracking RatesSidereal
    Tracking RatesSolar
    Tripod Weight18 lbs
    Tube Diameter226mm
    Tube Length432mm
    Tube Weight14 lbs
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • 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.

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    Nic N.
    United States United States

    Best EQ mount for the price!

    I have had this mount for 3 years and it has been quite a journey! I bought this telescope with a Celestron C6 SCT telescope, but switched to a small refractor for deep sky astrophotography. This mount is very reliable and tracks the sky very well. It is designed to carry small/medium refractors, and reflectors up to 8". Especially for wide field observing/photography it is very good. If you want to do high focal length stuff an autoguider is pretty much required. I have had no issues connecting this mount to a PC or my ASI Air to control it with. I would highly recommend to also purchase the AC power adapter to power this scope. In this price point there currently isn't a mount that can compete on the same level with it. Would highly recommend to a close friend. Clear skies everyone!

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    David M.
    United States United States

    Celestron Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Telescope Mount

    I haven't yet been able to use this mount. But I really like it.And I'm looking foreword to using it soon.

    United States United States


    After waiting for months, too many, I got a big package at the door, low and behold, the optic scope... Got the box opened and Wow, nice. I looked it over and was amazed with the tube. I went to mount it on the evo arm mount and the dove tail was too big for the mount, bummer, but after looking the tube over, I took the dove tail off my evolution and swapped them. When I ordered the scope, I said I need the narrow dove tail to fit the mount, ok done deal. Well never happened, but I got the scope any how. Now after mounting and getting it all ready, after READING the manual, took it outside and looked at the moon and what a view, so clear and perfect. I now have to wait for the weather to give me a break here in Hawaii. Now is the problem with the change in weather this year, will have to just wait for the right time. But I am happy with the unit, and have installed my starsence and auto focuser on board which makes it easier to operate. I did get the finder scope with the unit but its more of a problem to use that my laser pointer, and with that pin pointing a star is right on. Thanks to OPT for the Optic 8"HD, very happy to make the move and get it. Its worth the time of waiting, through the Trump screw up and being locked down all this time.

    Jarrod H.
    United States United States

    Issues at the start

    Under the circumstances I had no issues waiting for the product and it is very sturdy. I just wish I could use it. It has not worked since it arrived and I had to send it to Celestron the day I got it for repairs. Support was easy to work with but I shouldn't have to use them day 1.

    JOE C.
    United States United States

    Should have bought this the first time around.

    After 2 weeks of clouds/rain I finally got to put her to use. Took a 3 minute exposure of Orion last night with no auto guiding and NO star trails. See the one shot image. It is no whimp of a tripod with the 2 inch legs. I would highly recommend. Polar aligning with Sharp Cap was a pleasure. Shipping was the same day!

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    Michael L.
    United States United States

    Amazing, Simple, High quality.

    I've had my C8HD for about 5 months now, and all I can say about it are good things. F/10, While slow, can be overcome with long exposures. I'm using it on my Hypertuned CGEM II mount, ZWO OAG, ZWO M42 Filter Drawer, and Optolong CLS and it is having no issue doing exposures over 5> minutes. While it is a larger tube, it is surprisingly easy to handle due to the large CGE plate, and the handlebar that sits on the image train end of the scope, which makes balancing SO MUCH EASIER. Works wonderfully, and I can say without a doubt is probably one of the best scopes on the market. Images: Orion, 15 x 60s, The full rig, and M66 and 65 145 x 30s (poorly processed, one of my first shots with it).

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