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Celestron Advanced VX 8" Schmidt Cassegrain Computerised Telescope

SKU: CLS-12026

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The Celestron Advanced VX 8" Schmidt Cassegrain Computerised Telescope is a versatile telescope that will grow with you as your interest grows from astronomical observing to astroimaging. The Advanced VX mount provides amateur astronomers with the most sophisticated and easy to use telescopes available on the market today. 

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Regular Price: $3,650.00

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The Advanced VX German equatorial mount has been designed with the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability All this adds up to a telescope that gives you a lifetime of enjoyment with a minimal amount of maintenance. The Advanced VX mount provides amateur astronomers with the most sophisticated and easy to use telescopes available on the market today.

If you are an experienced amateur, you will appreciate the comprehensive database of over 40,000 objects, including customized lists of all the best deep-sky objects, bright double stars and variable stars No matter your level of experience, the Celestron Advanced VX 8" Schmidt Cassegrain Computerised Telescope will help you and your friends explore the wonders of the universe. 

The following Advanced VX Telescope package includes: 

  • 8” (203mm) f/10 SCT with StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction which eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • A newly revised motor which delivers  improved tracking performance and load balancing technologies
  • 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, from 7 – 77 degrees latitude.
  • NexStar+ hand control  with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects to pick and choose from
  • 6x30 finderscope to assist identifying and aligning to stars

 Tour of the Celestron Advanced VX Schmidt Cassegrain: 

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 203 mm (7.99 in)
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 81 x
Finderscope 6x30
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter 2"
Highest Useful Magnification 480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 841 x
Optical Tube Length 17" in (432 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 13 lbs (5.9 kg)
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 11 lbs
Mount Height (Max) 64" in (1626 mm)
Mount Height (Min) 44" in (1118 mm)

About Celestron
Celestron was founded by Tom Johnson whose first telescope design was a simple 6-inch reflector, built for his young son. He gradually progressed to making larger scopes in more sophisticated designs. Today, the Celestron company is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing optical equipment including telescopes (computerised and non-computerised), binoculars, spotting scopes and its accompanying accessories. Celestron's legacy spans 50 years, and has grown to enjoy recognition from amateurs to serious astronomers globally. The company seeks to remain innovative by growing its product offerings, while supporting science education around the world.

Product Code: CLS-12026

Additional Information

Additional Information

Eyepiece 1 20mm
Eyepiece 2 N/A
Finderscope Make 6x30
Electronic Hand Control Yes
Motor Drive No
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length 2032mm
Mount Type Equatorial
Aperture 203mm
Tube Length 432mm
Highest Magnification 480x
Warranty Information 2 Years
Additional Specifications of Product Payload Capacity: 13.608kg