The Advanced VX mount sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes, providing many of the features found on Celestrons most sophisticated quatorial mounts in an extremely affordable package. The Advanced VX 5 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope is ideal for astroimagers and visual observers looking for a telescope that is much more portable than the reflector or refractor. The 5 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain design also eliminates chromatic aberration, making it a good choice for entry-level astroimaging. The Advanced VX mount is designed to provide superior performance while taking advantage of Celestrons most advanced technologies: All-Star Polar Alignment, Celestron PWI telescope control software, SkyAlign, and permanently programmable periodic error correction (PPEC).
The 5 inch 1250mm focal length SCT optic is powerful and compact, the perfect companion for serious portable astronomy.
If youre an experienced imager, youll love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site and enjoying all the conveniences of a larger observatory mount. Or, if youre new to imaging, Advanced VX will help you get started with the hobby and keep up with your needs for years to come.
Dual saddle plate
As of early 2019, Advanced VX mounts now include a new dual saddle plate that accommodates both CG-5 and CGE-style dovetail. Switching between the two saddle plates is as simple as moving the hand knobs into a separate set of holes. Now you can use an Advanced VX mount with virtually any optical tube within its weight limit.
Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software
Your Ultimate Astronomy Software Suite
All current Celestron computerized telescopes include Celestron PWI (CPWI), the most advanced astronomy software suite provided with any consumer-grade telescope. Celestrons experts co-developed CPWI with the engineers at PlaneWave Instruments. The result is an all-in-one solution offering you many of the same features used on PlaneWaves observatory-class telescopes.
Graphical planetarium interface with PointXP advanced mount modelling allows you to add 100+ points to your alignment model for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible
Ideal for remote observatory setups: save and re-load your alignment and park your scope
Provides a complete ASCOM telescope interface to allow control of the telescope from third party software applications
Starry Night Software
Included with your purchase is a free download of Celestrons Starry Night Special Edition Software. This advanced software by Simulation Curriculum offers detailed information about celestial objects and helps you plan your next observing or imaging session. The Special Edition software also allows you to control your telescope via computer.
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 125mm (5")
Focal Length 1250mm (49.2")
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm (.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 50x
Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube Aluminum
Fabric carry bag
Highest Useful Magnification 295x
Lowest Useful Magnification 18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) .93 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 329x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 50mm (1.96")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 40%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 16%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 355.6mm (14")
Optical Tube Diameter 180mm (7")
Optical Tube Weight 6.8 lbs (3.08 kg)
Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1118mm - 1626mm (44" 64")
Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
Latitude adjustment range 7° - 77°
Mount Head Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
Dovetail Compatibility Dual saddle plate (CG-5 and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports 3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories
Autoguide port Yes
USB Port Yes, input on Hand Control
Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Motor Drive DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Computerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 57 lbs (25.85 kg)
Included Items Advanced VX Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 1 x 12 lbs counterweight | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | Hand Control Holster
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