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For the intermediate visual observer and beginning astroimager, the Advanced VX 6 SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a solid GoTo mount. The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design is ideal for imagers and visual observers looking for a telescope that is much more portable than the reflector or refractor. The Schmidt-Cassegrain design also eliminates chromatic aberration, making it a good choice for entry-level astroimaging. 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 Advanced VX equatorial 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 Schmidt-CassegrainAperture (mm) 150 mm (5.91 in)Focal Length (mm) 1500 mm (59 in)Focal Ratio 10Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)Magnification 1 75 xFinderscope 6x30Optical Tube AluminumFastar Compatible YesTripod Adjustable, Stainless SteelTripod Legs 2"Weight (lbs) 56 lbs (25 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 1 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