Celestron Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

$1,699.00
Article number: 12026
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Each year since 1998, Sky & Telescope’s editors have surveyed the astronomical marketplace and selected what they consider the year’s most interesting new products.
 

 

  • 8” (203mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • 84% more light gathering than a 6” telescope.
  • 6x30 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • Autoguider port for long exposure imaging
  • New motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances
  • 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.  Can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude.
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

Specifications

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 203 mm (7.99 in)
Telescope Type Computerized (GOTO)
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 102 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)
Mount Height (Max) 64" in (1626 mm)
Mount Height (Min) 44" in (1118 mm)
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty

 
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