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Celestron Advanced VX Series 8" Newtonian Go To Telescope - 32062

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SKU: CEL-32062

Celestron Advanced VX Series 8" Newtonian Telescope

The short focus Celestron Advanced VX 8 Newtonian Telescope is new and improved. Built to enhance the astro-imaging experience, this telescope performs well. Check out the great list of new features for this telescope below.

  • The Celestron Advanced Series VX Telescope comes equipped with a 8" Newtonian Optical Tube and a mount optimized for imaging performance

  • The Celestron Advanced Series VX Mount has a 30 lb payload which allows for the stacking of additional astrophotography accessories such as guide scopes and cameras

  • Equipped with Celestron's All Star Polar Alignment & Autoguider support, this Celestron Advanced VX 8 Newtonian telescope is easy to set up

  • The Advanced Series VX Mount has built in Permanently Programmable Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) which allows you to track through long exposures

  • Enhanced motors and base castings allow the Advanced Series VX to handle greater load imbalances

  • Comes with 2 Year Celestron Factory Warranty

The Celestron Advanced VX 8" Newtonian is a well-built telescope that lends itself to astrophotography. It comes with a 2" focuser and 2" to 1.25" adapter so you can use both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces, Barlow's, and other accessories. A full-sized 9x50 optical finderscope will help you locate objects with ease, especially when you work in conjunction with the GoTo features of the Celestron Advanced VX mount!

With the push of a button, you can access the NexStar+ hand controller's huge database of over 40,000 celestial objects. Automatically slew to objects in a variety of catalogs, including the Messier, NGC, Caldwell, and SAO brightest stars. The planets, as well as a list of the most popular objects, are also included. Not sure what to look at? Use the Celestron Advanced VX 8" Newtonian's NexStar+ Tour Mode, and you’ll be shown a selection of the most popular objects for the time and date you are observing!

The NexStar Plus controller, included with this Advanced VX Series telescope, offers many setup conveniences like customizable max slew speed, All-Star Polar Alignment, programmable slew limits, and more. The hand control also includes USB Flash Upgradeable Technology, allowing users to upgrade its software with Celestron Firmware Manager.

Celestron 8" Newtonian Optical Tube Specifications:

  • Aperture: 8"

  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflecting Telescope

  • 1000 mm focal length (f/5)

  • 2" Focuser with 1.25" Adapter

  • 25 mm eyepiece included (40x)

  • Aluminum Optical Tube

  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings

  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects

  • Includes CG-5 dovetail rail

Celestron Advanced Series VX Mount Specifications:

  • Payload: 30 lb

  • Tracking: Permanently Programmable Periodic Error Correction

  • Tripod: 2" Stainless Steel w/ Adjustable Legs

  • Dovetail Type: Dual - CG-5 or CGE

  • Hand Controller: NexStar Plus w/ LCD Display

  • Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum

  • Tracking Modes: EQ North, EQ South, Off

  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

  • Motor Type: Low-cog DC Servo Motors w/ Encoders on Both Axes

  • Alignment Procedures: 2-star, 1-star, Solar system, Quick-align, Last-align

  • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 1118 - 1626 mm (44 – 64")

  • Counterweight: Two 12 lb Counterweights is included

  • Mount Head Weight: 17 lb

  • Tripod Weight: 18 lb

  • Total Weight, Including Counterweights: 71 lb

  • Software: Starry Night Special Edition

Please Note: The AVX dual saddle is compatible with Celestron’s narrow (CG-5) dovetails, third party Vixen (V-Style) dovetails, and Celestron's larger CGE style dovetails. It is not compatible with Losmandy (D-Style) dovetails.