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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
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|Optical Design||Schmidt Cassegrain|
|Mount Type||Advanced VX|
|Focal Length||1500 mm|
|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.|
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.
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)
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
|Adjustable, Stainless Steel|
Tripod Leg Diameter
Highest Useful Magnification
Lowest Useful Magnification
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
|0.93 arc seconds|
|0.77 arc seconds|
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
Optical Tube Length
|16" in (406 mm)|
Optical Tube Weight
|10 lbs (4.54 kg)|
|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)
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.
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.
|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.|
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.