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Celestron Advanced VX 6" SCT

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Requires a power supply - & you should consider a higher specification unit for accessories such as dew heaters. You can choose a mains or a portable solution. Lithium batteries are more expensive but out perform the lead acid options

A reducer will widen & brighten your field of view. See more objects & the view is optimised for imaging

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Data sheet

Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain
Aperture 6 inch
Mount Type Advanced VX
Focal Length 1500 mm
Focal Ratio F10
Finderscope 6x30
Power Requirements 12VDC 1.5A (only cable supplied)
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Tube Length 16 inch
What is more important to you? I want to photograph the night sky
Would you like a telescope to navigate for you? Yes, I would like a scope to guide me.

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For the intermediate visual observer and beginning astroimager, the Advanced VX 6” SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a solid GoTo mount.

The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design is ideal for imagers and visual observers looking for a telescope that is much more portable than the reflector or refractor. The Schmidt-Cassegrain design also eliminates chromatic aberration, making it a good choice for entry-level astroimaging.

Overview

  • 6” (150mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission

  • 40% more light gathering than a 5” telescope.

  • 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)

 

About the 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 our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
75 x
   
Tripod
Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter
2"
Highest Useful Magnification
354 x
Lowest Useful Magnification
21 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
459 x
Optical Tube Length
16" in (406 mm)
Optical Tube Weight
10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Tripod Weight
18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights
1 x 11 lbs
Mount Height (Max)
64" in (1626 mm)

Mount Height (Min)

44" in (1118 mm)

Tips

With any Cassegrain telescope you will have to consider the affect dew fall. The cheapest solution is a lens hood but when dew is a real problem then heater straps will evaporate dew off.

WIFI

 

 

 

 

 

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Celestron’s telescopes reach a new level with integrated WiFi! Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smart device. Connect your device to your WiFi telescope’s built-in wireless network and explore the universe with Celestron’s SkyPortal mobile app for iOS and Android.


Or upgrade your compatible Celestron computerized telescope with the SkyPortal WiFi module. SkyPortal provides full wireless control of your telescope and turns your smart device into your own personal planetarium and observatory!

SKYPORTAL

 

 

 

Skyportal Icon 177X123   Celestron’s newest planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the ISS. SkyPortal includes everything you need to experience the night sky in an exciting new way.

STARSENSE

 

 

 

 

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With Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology, telescope alignment has never been easier! Just attach the StarSense AutoAlign accessory, push the Align button on the hand control or smart device, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database.

In about three minutes, it’s gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.
 

 PDF Specification sheet for filters and dew straps

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