ADVANCED VX 9.25" SCHMIDT-CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE - SKU# 12046

by Celestron
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$3,863.95
$2,399.00
  • 9.25” (235mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • 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 25mm eyepiece, 1.25” star diagonal and 6x30 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.

The Advanced VX mount is designed to provide superior performance while taking advantage of Celestron’s most advanced technologies: All-Star Polar Alignment, Celestron PWI telescope control software, SkyAlign, and permanently programmable periodic error correction (PPEC).

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.

Payload capacity
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.

 

Software

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. 

Starry Night Software

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:
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture: 235mm (9.25")
Focal Length: 2350mm (93")
Focal Ratio: f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 94x
Finderscope: 6x30
Star Diagonal: 1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification: 555x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 34x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.4
Resolution (Rayleigh): .59 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): .49 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 1127x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 85mm (3.35")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 36%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 13%
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length: 559mm (22")
Optical Tube Diameter: 271.78mm (10.7")
Optical Tube Weight: 20 lbs (9.07 kg)
Dovetail: CG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
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)
Accessory Tray: Yes
Tripod Weight: 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights: 2 x 12 lbs
Slew Speeds: 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes: EQ North & EQ South
GPS: N/A
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
Autoguide port: Yes
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: 79 lbs (35.83 kg)
Included Items: Advanced VX Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 2 x 12 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | Hand Control Holster
Solar Warning
  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.

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