Celestron Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Bundle - CE-12026

Brand: Celestron

SKU : CE-12026

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  • To properly power this product, you will need the AC adapter listed in the recommended items below.
  • Collects 84% more light than a 6-inch telescope.
  • StarBright XLT multi-coated Optics.
  • Uninterrupted across the meridian.
  • Latitude Range 7 to 77 degrees. 
  • NexStar+ Hand Controller/ Multiple Language Programming.
  • Dual saddle plate compatible with both narrow CG-5 dovetails and larger CGE dovetails.

Product Details

  • The Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is engineered from the ground up with astro-imaging in mind. The Celestron Advanced VX provides you with many of the features found on sophisticated German equatorial mounts, at an extremely affordable price.

    The Celestron Advanced VX equatorial mount is specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for telescopes that weigh 30 lb or less. With the Advanced VX, track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction, or image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip. You can also enjoy features like All-Star Polar Alignment and auto guider support. The Advanced VX has a significantly larger base than Celestron's CG5 mount, improving stability under heavy loads. The motors have also been improved. They now offer more torque and can more easily handle slight load imbalances.

    Take this portable mount to a dark sky site and experience the same quality as a larger stationary mount! The Celestron Advanced VX will serve you for a long time, whether you choose to do visual or imaging work- or both! 

    Features of the Celestron Advanced VX SCT

    • Dual saddle plate compatible with both narrow dovetail and larger CGE dovetails.
    • Celestron's 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly collects 84 percent more light than a 6-inch telescope.
    • The 8-inch SCT's optics include Celestron StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission.
    • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction on the Celestron Advanced VX mount eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
    • The motors of the VX mount offer improved tracking performance provide more power to overcome load imbalances.
    • The updated industrial design of the Advanced VX offers more rigidity, less flexure, and improved aesthetics.
    • The Celestron VX design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motor's housings.
    • The Advanced VX mount can be used between 7 and 77 degrees latitude, incorporating a much larger latitudinal range than generally seen on equatorial mounts.
    • The improved electronics on the Advanced VX contain increased memory for future expansion.
    • A Celestron NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish).
    • Communication Ports: 2x AUX ports.
    • Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control).
    • Internal Clock.

    More About Celestron's Optical Tube Assembly 

    The 8-inch f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly, also known as the "OTA", is one of the best-selling telescopes in the world. The f/10 focal ratio is classic when it comes to visual observations and planetary photography, and when it comes time to do some deep-space imaging, an optional focal reducer will effectively widen the field of view. The Celestron 8-inch SCT Advanced VX Telescope is a great all-around telescope choice, whether you are new to the hobby or are upgrading to a better instrument.

  • specifications

    Aperture203.2 mm (8")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection24 tpi
    Dawes Limit0.57 arcseconds
    Drive TypeLow cog DC servo motors
    Focal Length2032 mm
    Focal Ratiof/10
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Highest Magnification406.4x
    Instrument Capacity30 lbs
    Latitude Range7 to 77 Degrees
    Light Gathering Power843x
    Limiting Magnitude15.3
    Mount Head Weight17lbs
    Optical DesignSCT
    PortsAutoguide Port
    PortsHand Controller
    PortsUSB 2.0
    Power Consumption12V DC 3.5A
    Secondary Obstruction64mm
    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 Weight12.5 lbs
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • Celestron's Advanced VX 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA.
    • VX Advanced Mount: Equatorial/ GoTo.
    • Tripod: Adjustable, 2-inch Stainless Steel Legs.
    • Accessory Tray/ Spreader.
    • Finderscope: 6 x 30.
    • Eyepiece: (1) 1.25-inch, 20 mm Plossl, 102x mag.
    • DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter.  
    • Counterweight Bar: 12-inch Length, 0.75-inch Diameter, 12 lb  (5.44 kg).
    • Counterweight: (1) 11 lb.
    • Computer Hand Controller: NexStar+.
    • 2 Year Warranty.

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