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Celestron 9.25" SCT Advanced VX Telescope Bundle - CE-12046

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  • 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA.
  • EQ Mount/GoTo.
  • Tripod with Adjustable 2-inch Steel Legs.
  • Eyepiece: 25 mm Plossl
  • Finderscope: 6x30 Optical Finder.
  • Celestron NexStar+ Hand Control.
  • DC Cigarette Lighter adapter.
  • Counterweight Bar: 12-inch Length, 0.75-inch Diameter, 12 lb (5.44 kg).
  • Counterweights: 2 x 11 lb.
  • Communication Ports: 2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control).
  • 2 Year Warranty.

Product Details

  • The 9.25-inch SCT Advanced VX equatorial mount from Celestron is engineered from the ground up with astro-imaging in mind giving you a seamless observing and imaging experience.

    The Celestron Advanced VX SCT 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. 

    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!

    Upgrade Your Images With the Features of the Celestron 9.25-inch Advanced VX SCT 

    • Dual saddle plate design compatible with both narrow dovetail and larger CGE dovetails.
    • Celestron's 9.25-inch Schmidt Cassegrain optical tube assembly collects 33% more light than an 8-inch telescope.
    • The 9.25-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) The Database has 40,000+ objects, 100 user-defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects.
    • There are two Communication AUX Ports and an Autoguider port, type RS-232, on the hand control.
    • Internal Clock.

    More About Celestron's Optical Tube Assembly

    The 9.25-inch f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly is created as a step-up from the classic 8-inch telescope. Gain 33% more light without the weight of the 11-inch. This OTA has an incredible light-gathering ability while still remaining reasonably portable. The f/10 focal ratio is a classic spec when it comes to visual observations and planetary photography.  When it comes time to do some deep-space imaging, an optional focal reducer will effectively widen the field of view.

    • To properly power this product, you will need the AC adapter listed in the recommended items below.
    • Dual saddle plate compatible with both narrow dovetail and larger CGE dovetail.
    • 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope.
    • Collects 33% more light than an 8-inch telescope.
    • StarBright XLT Optical Coatings.
    • Latitude Range: 7 to 77 degrees.
    • NexStar+ hand controller/ multiple language programming.
  • specifications

    Aperture234.95 mm (9.25")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection24 tpi
    Dawes Limit0.49 arcseconds
    Drive TypeLow cog DC servo motors
    Focal Length2350 mm
    Focal Ratiof/10
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Highest Magnification469.9x
    Instrument Capacity30 lbs
    Latitude Range7 to 77 Degrees
    Light Gathering Power1127x
    Limiting Magnitude15.6
    Mount Head Weight17lbs
    Optical DesignSCT
    PortsAutoguide Port
    PortsHand Controller
    PortsUSB 2.0
    Power Consumption12V DC 3.5A
    Secondary Obstruction85mm
    Slew Speed4 Degrees Per Second
    Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & CGE
    Total Weight47 lbs
    Tracking RatesLunar
    Tracking RatesSidereal
    Tracking RatesSolar
    Tripod Weight18 lbs
    Tube Diameter262mm
    Tube Length559mm
    Tube Weight20 lbs
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA.
    • EQ Mount/GoTo.
    • Tripod with Adjustable 2-inch Steel Legs.
    • Eyepiece: 25 mm Plossl
    • Finderscope: 6x30 Optical Finder.
    • Celestron NexStar+ Hand Control.
    • DC Cigarette Lighter adapter.
    • Counterweight Bar: 12-inch Length, 0.75-inch Diameter, 12 lb (5.44 kg).
    • Counterweights: 2 x 11 lb.
    • Communication Ports: 2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control).
    • 2 Year Warranty.

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    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!

    OPT Telescopes Celestron 9.25 SCT Advanced VX Telescope Bundle - CE-12046 Review
    Larry H.
    United States United States
    First telescope and mount

    There is a learning curve. It is winter and clear skies are less prevalent, but taking advantage of clear nights I have rapidly mastered polar alignment and star alignment. I purchased this for Astro photography and am making headway. I need to get guiding to work to open up my path for longer exposures. Ask me again in a few more days!

    Christine G.
    United States United States
    AVX upgrade from nexstar alt/az

    A huge upgrade in tracking and accuracy, the AVX has rekindled my excitement to do more astrophotos...what’s great is my Celestron 8se tube fits right in the mount and allows me to do visual and planetary with stunning clarity and for all the things I’ve bought in my hobby of astrophotography this is the best money was packaged great double heavy boxes and all the hardware was securely wrapped and fitted into the packaging and the shipping from OPT even during the lockdown was less than a week from them to Largo Florida...all in all a five star experience...wish I could give them an extra star lol thanks OPT!

    James B.
    United States United States
    Partial review of AVX mount

    Our library has several of these mounts which we set up on star gazing outreach nights. I based my personal purchase on the positive experience of the library mounts and that I can now use Starsense on a GEM. I don't have to do yoga each time I take it somewhere. So far starsense autoalignment is working well, just like it does on my Nexstar 8SE. I just received the ASI120MC and 30mm guide scope so I will be testing autoguiding once the rain and skies clear here in Yuma. Lastly, I try to purchase first from OPT due to their excellent customer support and rapid order response. Now waiting on ZWO ASIAIR pro preordered through OPT so I can add my EQ6 to easy control.

    Mikhaile S.
    United States United States
    Awesome mount/better Service

    It’s been a few weeks since I graduated from a nexstar alt az mount to the AVX. Though i plan on upgrading my OTA, this interim set up has been extraordinary. The avx is super easy to use and very intuitive. It’s slotted in nicely with my Celestron wifi adapter making it easy to control from my mobile devices, though controlling it with the hand controller was also a breeze. More than anything, working with OPT was the best part of my experience thus far. I was deciding between two mounts and their team helped me pick a mount that worked for my current set up with an eye to my growth in the future with a new OTA. OPT also price matched against a competitor without any questions thereby ensuring that I got the best deal on the mount. The mount is great. The service was better. Incredible.