Celestron - Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope

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For those new to astronomy and astroimaging, the Celestron Advanced VX 6” Newtonian is an excellent entry-level setup that can grow with you.

SKU: CEL-32054
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CELESTRON - Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope  (32054)

The Celestron Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Reflector Telescope is excellent for basic deep sky observing as well as planetary observing due to its impressive light gathering power of the mirrors and mid fast focal ratio. With the parabolic primary mirror, aberration is limited which helps create high definition views. With a fast focal ratio of f/5, the 6" Newtonian is specifically great for observing brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, Hercules Cluster, and even the Andromeda Galaxy.

Celestron's Advanced VX Mount has most of the same features found in the most advanced Celestron mounts but at a smaller price!  Astrophotographers will certainly find this mount useful because it has it is capable of mounting smaller end optical tubes such as most of the Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tubes while still using the powerful alignment and slewing tools found in larger mounts like the CGE Pro and CGEM. The All-Star Polar Alignment is probably one of the best features since it strives to give the best alignment possible to the celestial pole so imaging can go more smoothly. The Periodic Error Correction (PEC) built into the mount also assists in longer exposures since it counteracts constant errors in the mount's drive gears which minimize shifts during exposures. Much like the higher-end mounts, the meridian can also be imaged without flipping the mount around, a major plus for astrophotography! The Celestron Advanced VX Mount can be used between 7-77 degrees latitude and utilizes the NexStar hand controller for slewing and finding objects.

Quick Overview:

  • PEC counteracts worm gear errors
  • Improved tracking performance
  • Overcomes load imbalances
  • Image and view across the meridian without interference
  • 7-77 degree latitude
  • NexStar hand controller software











Name Celestron - Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-32054
UPC 050234320542
In The Box 6” Newtonian Optical Tube 1.25” Focuser Advanced VX EQ Mount Tripod
Telescope Aperture 5.1" - 6"
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Aperture 150 mm (5.91 in)
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Counterweights 1 x 11 lbs
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Eyepieces 20 mm (0.79 in)
Finderscope 6x30
Focal Length 750 mm (30 in)
Focal Ratio 5
Focuser 1.25" Rack and Pinion
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Height Max: 64" in (1626 mm) Min:44" in (1118 mm)
Highest Useful Magnification 354 x
Latitude Range 7-77 deg
Light Gathering Power 459 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Optical Tube Aluminum
Optical Tube Length 27" in (686 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.93 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.75" in (44 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 8.78 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 30 %
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel


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In the Box

6” Newtonian Optical Tube
1.25” Focuser
Advanced VX EQ Mount