Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch EdgeHD Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope
The Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope sets the gold-standard for long-exposure astrophotography.
- Computerised German Equatorial (EQ) Mount
- EdgeHD Optics & StarBright XLT Coatings for edge-to-edge clarity
- 8-inch Aperture & 2032mm Focal Length (f/10.0)
- Suitable for Deep Sky, Lunar & Planetary Imaging
- CG-5 Dovetail Bar & Dual Saddle Plates (CG-5 / CGE Saddle)
- Celestron 2 Year Warranty
With the Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrian Telescope, your astrophotographs will be better than ever.
The Celestron Advanced VX (AVX) 8-inch EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope demonstrates great value in an Computerised Equatorial (EQ) Mount.
With world-famous EdgeHD Optics.
This AVX 8-inch features EdgeHD Optics. This means that you can expect edge-to-edge clarity with pinpoint, aberration-free images. EdgeHD virtually eliminates both field curvature and off-axis coma, producing astro-photographs with clear, in-focus stars. The Celestron 8-inch EdgeHD also features the high-quality StarBright XLT Optical Coatings, enabling impressively-bright images.
And with a huge 8-inch aperture and a long focal length of 2032mm, the Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is perfect for observing and imaging the planets, the moon and deep sky objects in breathtaking detail.
And an Advanced VX (AVX) Mount.
The Advanced VX is one of Celestron's most affordable Computerised German Equatorial (EQ) Mounts. But this doesn't mean you're compromising on quality for price!
The AVX has a number of Celestron's best technologies. For example All-Star Polar Alignment helps improve the accuracy of your polar alignment, saving you time and effort. The AVX includes access to Celestron's PWI (CPWI) Telescope Control Software, which lets you control your mount with your PC and guides you through setup and use across the night sky. You'll also enjoy how easy it is to set up this computerised mount with SkyAlign Technology.
Importantly, with PPEC, the Advanced VX Mount offers accurate tracking over long-exposures for crystal-clear images and streak-free stars.
The included AVX Mount features an impressive payload capacity of 13.6kg, more than enough to support the 8-inch EdgeHD SCT OTA, even when used with accessories or a camera.
To add to its sturdiness, the Advanced VX Mount features a dual saddle plate for compatibility with both a CG-5 and CGE Dovetail. It's super easy to switch between saddle plates, which means you can use the AVX with almost any OTA within its payload capacity.
|Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
|Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) EdgeHD
|40mm (51x Magnification)
|Optical Tube Construction
|Highest Useful Magnification
|Lowest Useful Magnification
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude
|0.69 Arc Seconds
|0.57 Arc Seconds
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
|Optical Tube Length
|Optical Tube Diameter
|Optical Tube Weight
|6.35kg (with Mount)
|CG-5 Dovetail Bar
|Height Adjustment Range (Including Mount and Tripod)
|1118 - 1626mm
|Tripod Leg Diameter
|Latitude Adjustment Range
|7° - 77°
|Mount Head Weight
|1 x 5.44kg (12 lbs)
|9 Slew Speds (Max Speed 4° / Second)
|Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
|EQ North, EQ South
|Dual Saddle Plates (CG-5 / CGE)
|3 Aux Ports (1 Hand Control & 2 AUX Ports for Optional Accessories)
|Yes (On Hand Controller)
|12V DC-1.5A (Tip Positive)
|DC Servo Motors
|2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
|Periodic Error Correction
|Computerised Hand Controller
|Double Line, 18 Character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 Fiber Optic Backlit LED Buttons and USB 2.0 Port for PC Connection
|40,000+ Objects with 100 User Defined Programmable Objects and Enhanced Information on Over 200 Objects
|Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
|Total Kit Weight
|Celestron 2 Year Warranty
Imagine a humble beginning – a 6-inch reflector telescope crafted by Tom Johnson for his young son. This was the spark that ignited a transformative journey. As time passed, his designs evolved into larger, more sophisticated scopes. Today, Celestron shines as an industry trailblazer, renowned for crafting precision optical equipment. From computerised marvels to traditional telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and more, Celestron's portfolio is a universe of possibilities. With a legacy spanning over 50 illustrious years, Celestron has earned admiration from both avid hobbyists and dedicated astronomers worldwide. But they don't rest on their laurels; innovation propels them forward. They constantly broaden their product horizons while illuminating minds through global science education initiatives. Celestron's story is one of innovation, evolution and a passion for the cosmos. Join them on this extraordinary journey of discovery and inspiration.
Product Code: 12031
|Schmidt Cassegrain (EdgeHD)
|German Equatorial Advanced VX
|Celestron CG5 Mount
|432mm x 238mm
|Electronic Hand Control
|Celestron 8" EdGeHD Optical Tube
|Advanced VX Equatorial Mount and Tripod
|NexStar+ Hand Controller
|DC Power Cable
|Hand Controller Holster