ADVANCED VX 8" EDGEHD TELESCOPE - SKU# 12031
- 8” (203.2mm) f/10 EdgeHD includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
- EdgeHD optical design fully corrects for coma and field curvature, delivering a truly flat field
- The most compact and portable of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as our larger mounts with minimal flexure and an improved industrial design
- Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 30 lb
- Every feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and more
- Dual saddle plate is compatible with narrow CG-5 dovetails and wider CGE dovetail. Also compatible with Vixen format dovetails longer than 100mm, but not compatible with Losmandy D format plates.
- Latitude range allows the mount to perform between 7° and 77° latitude
- Accessories include a 40mm eyepiece, 1.25” star diagonal and 9x50 finderscope
The Advanced VX (AVX) sets a standard in mid-level telescopes, providing many of the features found on Celestron’s most sophisticated German equatorial mounts at an extremely affordable price.
Computerized German equatorial mount
The Advanced VX is the smallest of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts. The computerized GoTo capability automatically tracks objects as they move across the night sky.
The payload capacity for the Advanced VX is 30 lb.
Dual saddle plate
As of early 2019, Advanced VX mounts include a dual saddle plate that accommodates both CG-5 and CGE-style dovetail.
EdgeHD’s unique design virtually eliminates both field curvature and off-axis coma, providing an astrograph-quality system.
Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software
Your Ultimate Astronomy Software Suite
All current Celestron computerized telescopes include Celestron PWI (CPWI), the most advanced astronomy software suite provided with any consumer-grade telescope.
Included with your purchase is a free download of Celestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software. The Special Edition software also allows you to control your telescope via computer.
|OPTICAL TUBE INFO:|
|Focal Length:||2032mm (80")|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:||40mm (1.57")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1:||51x|
|Star Diagonal:||1.25" Star Diagonal|
|Highest Useful Magnification:||480x|
|Lowest Useful Magnification:||29x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude:||14|
|Resolution (Rayleigh):||.69 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes):||.57 arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye):||843x|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction:||64mm (2.5")|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:||31%|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:||9.77%|
|Optical Coatings:||StarBright XLT|
|Optical Tube Length:||432mm (17")|
|Optical Tube Diameter:||238mm (9.37")|
|Optical Tube Weight:||14 lbs (6.35 kg)|
|Dovetail:||CG-5 Dovetail bar|
|Mount Type:||Computerized Equatorial|
|Instrument load capacity:||30 lbs (13.6 kg)|
|Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod):||1118mm - 1626mm (44" – 64")|
|Tripod Leg Diameter:||50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel|
|Latitude adjustment range:||7° - 77°|
|Mount Head Weight:||17 lbs (7.71 kg)|
|Tripod Weight:||18 lbs (8.16 kg)|
|Weight of Counterweights:||1 x 12 lbs|
|Slew Speeds:||9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second|
|Tracking Rates:||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tracking Modes:||EQ North & EQ South|
|Dovetail Compatibility:||Dual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)|
|Number of Auxiliary ports:||3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories|
|USB Port:||Yes, input on Hand Control|
|Power Requirements:||12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)|
|Motor Drive:||DC servo motors|
|Alignment Procedures:||2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align|
|Periodic Error Correction:||Yes|
|Computerized Hand Control:||2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection|
|NexStar+ Database:||40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects|
|Software:||Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App|
|Total Kit Weight:||61 lbs (27.67 kg)|
|Included Items:||Advanced VX Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 1 x 12 lbs counterweight | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | Hand Control Holster|