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Advanced VX 8" Newtonian


SKU: 32062
PRICE: 1,099.00

Advanced VX 8" Newtonian Description

Large aperture at an affordable price, Celestron's Advanced VX 8” Newtonian provides 78% more light-gathering abilities compared to the 6” model. The parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a sharper image near the edge of the field of view. This scope is great for intermediate visual observers and beginning astroimagers looking for a large aperture with lots of light-gathering power. As you grow in your hobby, you can continue to enjoy all the high-level features of the Advanced VX.

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

  • 8” (200mm) f/5 optical design gives excellent wide field views
  • Parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image
  • 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): 200 mm (7.87 in)
  • Focal Length (mm): 1000 mm (39 in)
  • Focal Ratio: 5
  • Eyepiece 1 (mm): 20 mm (0.79 in)
  • Magnification 1: 50 x
  • Finderscope: 9x50
  • Optical Tube: Aluminum
  • Fastar Compatible: Yes
  • Tripod: Adjustable, Stainless Steel
  • Tripod Legs: 2"
  • Weight (lbs): 71 lbs (32 kg)
  • Power Supply: Car battery adapter
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 472 x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 29 x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.70 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.58 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 816 x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.2" in (56 mm)
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 28 %
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 7.81 %
  • Optical Tube Length: 27" in (686 mm)
  • Optical Tube Weight: 14 lbs (6.35 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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