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For planetary imaging and brighter deep-sky objects, many astroimagers say theres no better choice than a refractor. Unlike Schmidt-Cassegrain or Newtonian telescopes that have a secondary mirror, refractors offer no obstruction of the aperture, giving you the highest possible contrast. This refractor setup features an f/8 objective lens, which can be paired with one of our Nightscape CCD cameras to image brighter deep-sky objects or our NexImage 5 Solar System Imager to create dazzling images of the planets. As you grow in your hobby, you can continue to enjoy all the high-level features of the Advanced VX computerised goto system that allows you to explore thousands of objects via the onboard database.
About the VX MountThe computerised 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. Youll 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 RefractorAperture (mm) 150 mm (5.91 in)Focal Length (mm) 1200 mm (47 in)Focal Ratio 8Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)Magnification 1 60 xFinderscope 9x50Optical Tube AluminumFastar Compatible NoTripod Adjustable, Stainless SteelTripod Legs 2"Weight (lbs) 71 lbs (32 kg)Power Supply Car battery adapterHighest Useful Magnification 354 xLowest Useful Magnification 21 xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 459 xEQ Mount Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)Counterweights 2 x 11 lbsMotor Drive Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axesSlew Speeds Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximumTracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and LunarTracking Modes EQ North and EQ SouthAlignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System AlignCommunication Ports 2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttonsDatabase 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objectsPower Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)Internal Clock YesGPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory