Celestron Advanced VX 8" SCT
  • Celestron Advanced VX 8" SCT
  • Celestron Advanced VX 8" SCT

Celestron Advanced VX 8 SCT

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. Seeing more objects & the view is optimised for imaging

£1,595.00
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The iconic 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain has been known for decades as Celestron’s most beloved telescope. Now beginner to intermediate astro imagers can have their own “C-8” at an extremely affordable price. This classic design has been upgraded with our StarBright XLT coatings for maximum light transmission.

Overview

  • 8” (203mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission

  • 84% more light gathering than a 6” telescope.

  • 6x30 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars

  • 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)

Combined with our fully featured Advanced VX mount, you have a setup that is ready for both imaging and visual observing.

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
102 x
   
Tripod
Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter
2"
Highest Useful Magnification
480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification
29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
14
Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
841 x
   
Optical Tube Weight
13 lbs (5.9 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.

 PDF Specification sheet for filters and dew straps

Shipping Weights & Dimensions:
Optical Tube OTA 66x36x41cm 8.4kg
Mount & Tripod: 100x31x66cm 28kg

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Data sheet

Optical Design
Schmidt Cassegrain
Aperture
8 inch
Mount Type
Advanced VX
Focal Length
2032 mm
Focal Ratio
F10
Optical Coatings
Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Tube Length (mm)
17 inch
What is more important?
I want to photograph the night sky
Telescope to navigate for you?
Yes, I would like a scope to guide me.

Specific References

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