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Orion Telescopes
Celestron Advanced VX 6 Refractor Telescope
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  • This 6" (150mm) refractor telescope from Celestron 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 for optimized imaging performance
  • 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, 9x50 finder scope, 20mm 1.25" telescope eyepiece, and more. Weighs 71 lbs. assembled.

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Item #  11030
Mfg Model #  22020

For astrophotographic imaging of planets and brighter deep-sky objects, many astroimagers say there's no better telescope choice than a refractor. Unlike Schmidt-Cassegrain or Newtonian telescopes that have a secondary mirror, the refractor design does not obstruct the telescope's aperture, giving you the highest possible contrast. This refractor setup from Celestron features an f/8 objective lens, which can be paired with many planetary or deep-sky astrophotography cameras to create dazzling astrophotos.

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.


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
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 20.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
  • Resolving power
  • Lowest useful magnification
  • Highest useful magnification
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
  • Mount type
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Dovetail bar system
  • 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
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    Nine slew speeds, 4deg/sec maximum
  • PEC
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Backlash compensation
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Polar-axis scope
    Sold separately
  • Counterweights
    Two 11 lb.
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, autoguider
  • Tube material
  • Tripod material
  • 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
    51.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    19.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    35.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    71.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
  • Other features
  • Warranty
    Two year

Celestron 6" f/8 Refractor Telescope optical tube assembly
Celestron Advanced VX Mount
Adjustable stainless steel tripod
9x50 Finder scope
20mm Telescope eyepiece, 1.25"
90 Star diagonal, 1.25"
Computerized hand controller
11 lb. counterweight

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.

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: $135.00
3 Day Delivery: $325.00
2 Day Delivery: $325.00
Next Day Delivery: $500.00


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states and to US territories/protectorates. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses or Canada.

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