Large aperture at an affordable price, our Advanced VX 8” Newtonian provides 78% more light-gathering abilities compared to the 6” model. The parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a sharper image near the edge of the field of view. This scope is great for intermediate visual observers and beginning astroimagers looking for a large aperture with lots of light-gathering power. As you grow in your hobby, you can continue to enjoy all the high-level features of the Advanced VX.
About the Mount
The new Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. You’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX features significantly larger base castings than our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.
- 8” (200mm) f/5 optical design gives excellent wide field views
- Parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image
- Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
- New motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances
- Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
- New design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings
- Improved latitude range. Can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude.
- Improved electronics contain increased memory for future expansion
- NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Advanced VX Computerized Telescopes
Engineered from the ground up with astroimaging in mind, the new Advanced VX series from Celestron sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes. Advanced VX provides you with many of the features found on Celestron’s most sophisticated German equatorial mounts, at an extremely affordable price.
The new Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope (30 lbs. and under) can take advantage of all the features of our larger telescope mounts. You’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX features a significantly larger base than our previous design, improving stability under heavy loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can hande slight load imbalances with ease.
Experienced imagers will love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site, with all the performance of their larger observatory mount. Or, if you’re new to imaging, this mount will help you get started with the hobby and keep up with your needs for years to come.
|Custom Stock Status||In Stock|
|Alignment Procedures||2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align|
|Aperture||200 mm (7.87 in)|
|Communication Ports||2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)|
|Counterweight Bar||12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)|
|Counterweights||1 x 11 lbs|
|Database||40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects|
|EQ Mount Weight||17 lbs (7.71 kg)|
|Eyepieces||20 mm (0.79 in)|
|Focal Length||1000 mm (39 in)|
|GPS||Optional SkySync GPS Accessory|
|Height||Max: 64" in (1626 mm) Min:44" in (1118 mm)|
|Highest Useful Magnification||472 x|
|Latitude Range||7-77 deg|
|Light Gathering Power||816 x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||14|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||29 x|
|Magnification 1||50 x|
|Motor Drive||Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes|
|Optical Design||Newtonian Reflector|
|Optical Tube Length||27" in (686 mm)|
|Optical Tube Weight||14 lbs (6.35 kg)|
|Payload Capacity||30 lbs (14 kg)|
|Power Requirements||12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)|
|Power Supply||Car battery adapter|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.58 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||0.7 arc seconds|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||2.2" in (56 mm)|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area||7.81 %|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter||28 %|
|Slew Speeds||Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum|
|Tracking Modes||EQ North and EQ South|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tripod||Adjustable, Stainless Steel|