Advanced Vx 8″ NEWTONIAN Telescope

162,499.00 excl. 18% GST

  • 8” (200mm) f/5 optical design provides excellent wide field views
  • Parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image
  • The most compact and portable of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as our larger mounts with minimal flexure and an improved industrial design
  • Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 30 lb
  • Every feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and more
  • NEW dual saddle plate is compatible with narrow CG-5 dovetails and wider CGE dovetail. Also compatible with Vixen format dovetails longer than 100mm, but not compatible with Losmandy D format plates.
  • Latitude range allows the mount to perform between 7° and 77° latitude
  • Accessories include a 20mm eyepiece and 9×50 finderscope

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OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture 200mm (7.87″)
Focal Length 1000mm (39″)
Focal Ratio f/5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 20mm (.8″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 50x
Finderscope 9×50
Star Diagonal N/A
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 472x
Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) .7 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) .58 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 816x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 56mm (2.2″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 28%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 7.81%
Optical Coatings Fully Coated
Optical Tube Length 914mm (36″)
Optical Tube Weight 14 lbs (6.35 kg)
Optical Tube Diameter 235mm (9.25″)
Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1118mm – 1626mm (44″ – 64″)
Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2″) Stainless Steel
Latitude adjustment range 7° – 77°
Mount Head Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 2 x 12 lbs
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds – max speed 4°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
GPS N/A
Dovetail Compatibility Dual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports 3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories
Autoguide port Yes
USB Port Yes, input on Hand Control
Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Motor Drive DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Computerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software Celestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 73 lbs (33.11 kg)
Included Items Advanced Vx Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 2 x 12 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | Hand Control Holster

 

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