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Celestron Advanced VX 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
$1,599.00
 
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Expected Ship Date: 11/01/2014

  • This 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope features Celestron StarBright XLT coatings and includes an Advanced VX mount and tripod
  • Advanced VX mount features integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction to eliminate recurring tracking errors
  • Allows for viewing or 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 59 lbs. assembled


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Item #  11029
Mfg Model #  12026

The iconic 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain has been known for decades as Celestron's most beloved telescope. Now beginner to intermediate astronomers can have their own "C-8" at an extremely affordable price. This classic telescope design has been upgraded with Celestron's StarBright XLT coatings for maximum light transmission. Combined with Celestron's fully featured VX mount, this setup is ready for both astrophotography and visual observing.

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.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    203mm
  • Focal length
    2032mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/10.0
  • Optics type
    Spherical
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 20.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    102x
  • Resolving power
    0.57arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    29x
  • Highest useful magnification
    480x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14.0
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    6x30
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    69mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    34%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    11%
  • 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, 4 deg/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.
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    19mm
  • Length of optical tube
    17.0 in.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    59.0 lbs.
  • Warranty
    Two year

Celestron 8" 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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