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Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain


SKU: 12079
RETAIL: 1,199.00
PRICE: 1,079.00

Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Description

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For the intermediate visual observer and beginning astroimager, the Advanced VX 6” SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a solid GoTo mount. The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design is ideal for imagers and visual observers looking for a telescope that is much more portable than the reflector or refractor. The Schmidt-Cassegrain design also eliminates chromatic aberration, making it a good choice for entry-level astroimaging.

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

  • 6” (150mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • 40% more light gathering than a 5” telescope.
  • 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): 150 mm (5.91 in)
  • Focal Length (mm): 1500 mm (59 in)
  • Focal Ratio: 10
  • Eyepiece 1 (mm): 20 mm (0.79 in)
  • Magnification 1: 75 x
  • Finderscope: 6x30
  • Optical Tube: Aluminum
  • Fastar Compatible: Yes
  • Tripod: Adjustable, Stainless Steel
  • Tripod Legs: 2"
  • Weight (lbs): 56 lbs (25 kg)
  • Power Supply: Car battery adapter
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 354 x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 21 x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.93 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.77 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 459 x
  • Optical Tube Length: 16" in (406 mm)
  • Optical Tube Weight: 10 lbs (4.54 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: 1 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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