Celestron - Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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  • The iconic 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain has been known for decades as Celestron’s most beloved telescope. Now beginner to intermediate astroimagers can have their own “C-8” paired with the Advanced VX equatorial mount, at an affordable price.

  • Celestron 8" SCT f/10 optical tube features Celestron's StarBright XLT coatings for enhanced brightness and contrast.

  • The Celestron AVX equatorial mount has been redesigned for more rigidity throughout.  The latitude range has been expanded to 7-77 degrees allowing you to view and image through meridian, and periodic error correction has been enhanced.

  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

  • Includes a built in autoguider port, 6x30 finderscope, diagonal, 25mm eyepiece and a 12 pound counterweight.

  • 2 Year Warranty

SKU: CEL-12026
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Product Description

CELESTRON - Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope • 12026

Celestron's 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain is a catadioptric optical tube that serves as a great instrument for intermediate astro-imagers due to its high light transmission with the StarBright XLT coatings, 841x light gathering power, elimination of chromatic aberration normally suffered from refractors, and slow focal ratio for more accommodations to visual and imaging accessories. There is a 6x30 optical finderscope included with purchase to aid in alignment.

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 degrees latitude and utilizes the NexStar hand controller for slewing and finding objects.

Advanced VX Features:

  • 8" Aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 6x30 finderscope
  • Permanently programeable Periodic Error Correction
  • Autoguider port
  • Upgraded Motors for improved tracking performance
  • Meridian tracking
  • 7-77 degrees latitude
  • NexStar Hand Control

                                
          

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Specifications

Name Celestron - Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-12026
UPC 050234202619
In The Box Celestron C8-A-XLT CG-5 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only) 6x30 Finderscope 1.25" 90° Star Diagonal 1.25" 25mm Plössl Eyepiece Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray Counterweight Bar 12 lb Counterweight Hand Controller Holder NexStar+ Hand Controller 12 VDC Car/Vehicle Power Cord Declination Motor Cable
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Aperture 203 mm (7.99 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 2032 mm (80 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 480 x
Latitude Range 7-77 deg
Light Gathering Power 841 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Lowest Useful Magnification 29 x
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Aluminum
Optical Tube Length 17" in (432 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 13 lbs (5.9 kg)
Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 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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In the Box

Celestron C8-A-XLT CG-5 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)
6x30 Finderscope
1.25" 90° Star Diagonal
1.25" 25mm Plössl Eyepiece
Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount
Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
Counterweight Bar
12 lb Counterweight
Hand Controller Holder
NexStar+ Hand Controller
12 VDC Car/Vehicle Power Cord
Declination Motor Cable