Celestron Advanced VX 8" Newtonian Telescope

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Large aperture at an affordable price, our Advanced VX 8” Newtonian provides 78% more light-gathering abilities compared to the 6” model.  The parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a sharper image near the edge of the field of view.

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Data sheet

Optical Design Newtonian
Aperture 8 inch
Mount Type Advanced VX
Focal Length 1000 mm
Focal Ratio F5
What is more important to you? Brightness over image resolution
Would you like a telescope to navigate for you? Yes, I would like a scope to guide me.
Is this product normally on display at Grovers? Yes - But Check First If Making A Special Journey!

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  • 8” (200mm) f/5 optical design gives excellent wide field views

  • Parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image

  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.

  • 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.

  • Improved electronics contain increased memory for future expansion

  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

Large aperture at an affordable price, our Advanced VX 8” Newtonian provides 78% more light-gathering abilities compared to the 6” model.  The parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a sharper image near the edge of the field of view. This scope is great for intermediate visual observers and beginning astroimagers looking for a large aperture with lots of light-gathering power. As you grow in your hobby, you can continue to enjoy all the high-level features of the Advanced VX.

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.

Optical Design
Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm)
200 mm (7.87 in)
Focal Length
1000 mm (39 in)
Focal Ratio
5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
50 x
Finderscope
9x50
Tripod
Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter
2"
Highest Useful Magnification
472 x
Lowest Useful Magnification
29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
14
Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.7 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
0.58 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
816 x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction
2.2" in (56 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
7.81 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
28 %
Optical Tube Length
27" in (686 mm)
Optical Tube Weight
14 lbs (6.35 kg)
Tripod Weight
18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights
2 x 11 lbs
Total Telescope Kit Weight
71 lbs (32 kg)
Mount Height (Max)
64" in (1626 mm)
Mount Height (Min)
44" in (1118 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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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.

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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.
 

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