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Celestron Advanced VX C8 SC Goto telescope on AVX mount
Celestron Advanced VX C8 SC Goto Telescope
Celestron's C8 Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes have been convincing for decades and owe their good reputation to the combination of excellent optics with a compact, lightweight design. The C8-AVX is the perfect choice if you want to get started "right" or if you want to afford a larger look.
With the adjustable counterweight, you can easily balance the telescope at any time. Thanks to the StarBright XLT coating, the optics provide clear images and collect 843 times more light than the naked eye. An optional polar finder telescope and the software routine of the hand control box make it easier to north.
State-of-the-art technology for mobile use
Celestron Advanced VX mounts set a new standard for medium-sized telescopes up to approx. 15 kg. The mount was developed from scratch, always with astrophotography in mind. It offers many properties of the large Celestron mounts at a very attractive price - and the axle cross weighs only 7.7 kg!
Solid cast parts and heavy-duty mechanics
Based on the tried-and-tested Advanced GT mount, the Advanced VX not only offers large, handy adjusting screws and stronger motors that can cope even better with an unevenly distributed load, but also a wider base for tripod connection and an improved dovetail mount with two clamping screws. No turning around prematurely! The tracking is possible up to 20 ° beyond the meridian passage.
The AVX mount is supplied with the cold-resistant, much more powerful NexStar + hand controller. So you have a modern computer control at your disposal - with over 40,000 objects and German menu navigation. Thanks to the built-in clock, commissioning is even faster than before. The software moves to the reference stars automatically, you just have to center them in the eyepiece. Even the sun can serve as a reference object.
Northing made easy
With the AVX, you no longer have to laboriously adjust the Polarstern using the polar finder: Align the mount roughly to the north, carry out a 2-star alignment - and then call up the All-Star-Polar-Alignment. The software now helps you to position the mount precisely, even if you cannot see the Polarstern. You look comfortably through the telescope and do not have to kneel under the (optionally still available) polar finder.
Versatile to expand
In addition to an RS232 connection, the AVX also has an autoguider input and two AUX connections. Here you can connect additional, separately available expansion modules - for example the SkyQ Link module for control via WLAN with iPhone / iPad / Windows PC or the StarSense module, with which the mount automatically approaches and perfectly centers its reference stars.
Experienced photographers will appreciate how easily this mount can be transported to a dark observation area. If you are new to astronomy or astrophotography, the Advanced VX will help you get started and can serve you well for many years to come.
- 8 ”(200mm) f / 10 Schmidt-Cassegrain with StarBright XLT coating
- Integer gear ratio and permanently programmable worm error correction avoid recurring tracking errors caused by the worm gear
- New motors offer better tracking and deliver more power to compensate for uneven load distribution
- New design for improved stability and rigidity
- No "meridian flip" - the new design means that the meridian passage does not have to be swung over so that the motor housing does not hit the mount.
- Autoguider connection for astrophotography
- Can be used on latitudes between 7 ° and 77 °
- Improved electronics with larger memory for future expansion
- NexStar + hand controller with five languages (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish)
Optical design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Opening: 203 mm (8 ")
Focal length: 2032 mm
Opening ratio: 10
Mount: Advanced VX, equatorial
Eyepiece: 20 mm - magnification: 102 x
Tripod: 51 mm steel tube
Power supply: car charging cable
Highest sensible magnification: 480 x
Lowest sensible magnification: 29 x
Limit size: 14
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arcseconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arcseconds
Light collecting capacity: 841 x
Field of view: 0.64 °
Remuneration: StarBright XLT
Secondary mirror obstruction: 64 mm
Secondary mirror obstruction relative to the area: 9.8%
Secondary mirror obstruction relative to the diameter: 31.3%
Tube length: 43cm
Tube weight: 5.9kg
Mount weight: 7.7kg
Tripod weight: 8.2kg
Counterweight bar: 30 cm long, 1.9 cm (0.75 ") diameter
Counterweights: 1 x 5 kg
Total weight: 25 kg
Latitude range: 7-77 °
Motor: Low cog servo motors with encoders for both axes
Hand control box: NexStar +, two-line LCD display with 16 characters, 19 backlit LED buttons
Swivel speed: 9 swivel speeds, maximum 4 ° / sec
Tracking speeds: sidereal, solar and lunar
Tracking modes: EQ North & EQ South
Alignment procedure: 2-star alignment, quick alignment, 1-star alignment, last alignment, solar system alignment
Software precision: 24bit, 0.08 arcsecond calculation accuracy
Connections: 2x AUX port, autoguider port, RS-232 Com port on the hand control box
Database: over 40,000 objects, 100 user-definable objects, further information on 200 objects
Power requirement: 12V DC, 3.5A (tip positive)
Internal clock: yes
GPS: With optional SkySync GPS receiver