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.
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.
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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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