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Celestron Advanced VX Series 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Go To Telescope - 12026

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Celestron Advanced VX 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Free $45.00 Polar Alignment Scope

Get a free Celestron Polar Scope, valued at $45, when you buy this Celestron telescope from High Point Scientific! Incorporating a polar scope into your nightly set-up routine will make the task of polar alignment easier and faster. It is considered an essential accessory for VX-Series and CGEM equatorial mounts.

The Celestron Advanced VX 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain go to telescope offers great value for first-time and advanced astronomers alike. The Celestron Advanced VX Series 8" SCT Telescope builds on the classic tradition of the SCT optical tube by adding a newly re-designed Celestron Advanced Series VX Equatorial Mount. This combination packs an amazing punch! With a 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) Optical Tube, the Celestron Advanced Series VX Telescope is well suited for astrophotography. Check out the great list of new features for this telescope below.

  • The Celestron Advanced Series VX Telescope comes equipped with a 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain 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 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 Series VX with 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube is a well built telescope that lends itself to astrophotography. With improved mount functionality designed this Celestron 8 telescope will help you achieve your astrophoto goals in no time!

Celestron 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Specifications:

  • Aperture: 8"

  • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

  • 2032 mm focal length (f/10)

  • 25 mm eyepiece included (60x)

  • Aluminum Optical Tube

  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings

  • Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories

  • 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects

  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

  • Includes dovetail rail compatible with Advanced Series VX Mount

  • Included Accessories: 1 Eyepiece, Finder Scope, & Mounting Rings

Celestron Advanced Series VX Mount Specifications:

  • Payload: 30 lb

  • Tracking: Permanently Programmable Periodic Error Correction

  • Tripod: 2" Stainless Steel w/ Adjustable Legs

  • Saddle: Dual - Accepts CG-5 or CGE Dovetails

  • Hand Controller: NexStar Plus w/ LCD Display

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

  • Tracking Modes: EQ North, EQ South, Off

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

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

  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

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

  • Software: Starry Night Special Edition

  • Counterweight: One 12 lb Counterweight is included

  • Tripod Weight: 18 lb

  • Mount Head Weight: 17 lb

  • Total Weight, Including Counterweight: 46 lb

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.