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Celestron Advanced VX 8 EdgeHD Telescope
$1,999.00
 
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Expected Ship Date: 12/23/2014

  • This 8" EdgeHD f/10 telescope features Celestron StarBright XLT coatings for optimal light transmission, and built-in tube vents to allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror
  • The included Advanced VX mount features integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction to eliminate recurring tracking errors
  • Advacned VX mount allows for viewing or astrophotography across the meridian without interference from motor housings
  • Included computerized NexStar hand controller offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
  • Includes a built-in autoguider port, 9x50 finder scope, 40mm 1.25" telescope eyepiece, and more. Weighs 59 lbs. assembled.


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Item #  11028
Mfg Model #  12031

Celestron's Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD telescope is an excellent entry-level astrophotography package. This package combines the groundbreaking Advanced VX mount with Celestron's best optics, the EdgeHD optical system. This setup offers the astrophotographer maximum versatility - allowing up to 3 different f-stop configurations. Users can attach a camera to the rear of the telescope and shoot at f/10, or attach Celestron's optional 8" focal reducer (sold separately, coming soon) and shoot at f/7. Additionally, Celestron EdgeHD telescopes are Fastar/Hyperstar compatible, giving astrophotographers the option to shoot at ultra-fast f/2. No matter which configuration you choose, EdgeHD technology gives you pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the CCD sensor.

With an 8" optical tube and Celestron's portable and fully featured Advanced VX mount, the Celestron Advanced 8" EdgeHD telescope setup can be easily transported and assembled by one person. You'll also have plenty of load capacity to attach your camera and other accessories. This setup is simple enough for a beginner to use, but can also provide years of enjoyment for sophisticated astrophotographers.

Celestron's Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope 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 astrophotos across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX 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
    Aplanatic Schmidt
  • Optical diameter
    203mm
  • Focal length
    2032mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/10.0
  • Optics type
    Spherical
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 40.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    51x
  • Resolving power
    0.57arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    29x
  • Highest useful magnification
    480x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14.0
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    9x50
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • 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.
  • Other features
    Mirror clutches, Tube vents
  • Warranty
    Two year

Celestron 8" EdgeHD telescope optical tube assembly
Celestron Advanced VX mount
Adjustable stainless steel tripod
9x50 Finder scope
40mm Telescope eyepiece, 1.25"
90 Star diagonal, 1.25"
Computerized hand controller
11 lb. counterweight 

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Orders received after 1pm will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $54.95
3 Day Delivery: $155.94
2 Day Delivery: $155.94
Next Day Delivery: $183.27

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