Celestron - Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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For the intermediate visual observer and beginning astroimager, the Advanced VX 6” SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a solid GoTo mount

SKU: CEL-12079
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Celestron - Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (12079)

The 6" SCT by Celestron excels at intermediate astrophotography because of the numerous optical coatings and optical accessories compatible with it. The StarBright XLT coatings is excellent for light transmission, outperforming most other standard aluminum coatings. The natural slow focal ratio of Schmidt-Cassegrain designs makes it compatible with many focal reducers (NOT INCLUDED, purchased separately) that can be used for faster imaging, meaning it can be used for both planetary and deep sky imaging with the use of focal reducers.

Celestron's Advanced VX 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 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 degress latitude and utilizes the NexStar hand controller for slewing and finding objects.










Name Celestron - Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-12079
UPC 050234207911
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)
Counterweights 1 x 11 lbs
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Eyepiece 1 20 mm (0.79 in)
Finderscope 6x30
Focal Length 1500 mm (59 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Focuser 1.25"
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
Lowest Useful Magnification 21 x
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Aluminum
Optical Tube Length 16" in (406 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
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel


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