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Celestron Advanced VX 6 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
$1,199.00
 
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Expected Ship Date: 10/29/2014

  • This 6" (150mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope features Celestron StarBright XLT coatings and includes an Advanced VX GoTo mount and tripod
  • Advanced VX Mount features integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction to eliminate recurring tracking errors
  • Allows for viewing and astrophotography across the meridian without interference from motor housings
  • NexStar hand controller offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
  • Includes a built-in autoguider port, 6x30 finder scope, 20mm 1.25" telescope eyepiece, and more. Weighs 56 lbs. assembled.


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Item #  11031
Mfg Model #  12079

For the intermediate visual observer and beginning astrophotographer, the Celestron Advanced VX 6 SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a solid computerized GoTo mount. The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design is ideal for astrophotographers and visual observers looking for a telescope that is much more portable than a reflector or refractor. The Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope design also eliminates chromatic aberrations, making it a good choice for entry-level imaging and astrophotography.

The Celestron Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum astrophotography performance for smaller telescopes. With the Advanced VX mount, small telescopes can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. You'll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Capture images across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of the sky. The Celestron Advanced VX telescope mount features significantly larger base castings than Celestron's previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    150mm
  • Focal length
    1500mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/10.0
  • Optics type
    Spherical
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 20.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    75x
  • Resolving power
    0.77arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    21x
  • Highest useful magnification
    354x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    354x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.4
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    6x30
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    56mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    37%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    14%
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
  • Number of objects in database
    40,000+
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    Nine slew speeds, 4deg/sec maximum
  • PEC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Polar-axis scope
    Sold separately
  • Counterweights
    One 11 lb.
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, autoguider
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    2.00 in.
  • Counterweight bar length
    12 in.
  • Height range of mount
    44.00 in. - 64.00 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    16.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    10.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    35.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    56.0 lbs.
  • Warranty
    Two year

Celestron 6" f/10 Schmidt-Cassesgrain Telescope (SCT) optical tube assembly
Celestron Advanced VX Mount
Adjustable stainless steel tripod
6x30 Finder scope
20mm Telescope eyepiece, 1.25"
90 Star diagonal, 1.25"
Computerized hand controller
11 lb. counterweight

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