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Advanced VX 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain


SKU: 12067
RETAIL: 2,699.00
PRICE: 2,429.00

Advanced VX 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Description

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For those looking to step up to an 11-inch optical tube, Advanced VX is a great option. Not only is it one of Celestron’s most affordable 11-inch telescopes, it is also one of the most portable. The Advanced VX mount is strong enough to support this optical tube assembly and a couple of small accessories, yet weighs far less than some of Celestron's other 11-inch telescope kits. As far as optics go, the 11-inch SCT gathers 41% more light than the 9.25-inch model. You also get StarBright XLT coatings for even better light transmission.

Advanced VX Mount

The new 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. Image 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.

Features

  • 11” (2800mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • 41% more light gathering than a 9.25” telescope
  • 9x50 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • Autoguider port for long exposure imaging
  • New motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances
  • Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
  • New design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings
  • Improved latitude range. Can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude.
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

Specifications

  • Aperture (mm): 280 mm (11 in)
  • Focal Length (mm): 2800 mm (110 in)
  • Focal Ratio: 10
  • Eyepiece 1 (mm): 40 mm (1.57 in)
  • Magnification 1: 70 x
  • Finderscope: 9x50
  • Optical Tube: Aluminum
  • Fastar Compatible: Yes
  • Tripod: Adjustable, Stainless Steel
  • Tripod Legs: 2"
  • Weight (lbs): 84 lbs (38.2 kg)
  • Power Supply: Car battery adapter
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 661 x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 40 x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.7
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.50 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.41 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 1600 x
  • Optical Tube Length: 24" in (610 mm)
  • Optical Tube Weight: 27 lbs (12 kg)
  • EQ Mount Weight: 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
  • Tripod Height (Max): 64" in (1626 mm)
  • Tripod Height (Min): 44" in (1118 mm)
  • Tripod Weight: 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
  • Counterweight Bar: 12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)
  • Counterweights: 2 x 11 lbs
  • Latitude Range: 7-77 deg
  • Motor Drive: Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
  • Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Tracking Modes: EQ North and EQ South
  • Alignment Procedures: 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
  • Communication Ports: 2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)
  • Computer Hand Control: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
  • Database: 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
  • Power Requirements: 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
  • Internal Clock: Yes
  • GPS: Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
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