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Celestron Advanced VX 8 Inch EdgeHD Telescope

Celestron Advanced VX 8 Inch EdgeHD Telescope

With an 8-inch optical tube and our portable Advanced VX mount, this setup can be easily transported and assembled by one person. You’ll also have plenty of load capacity to attach your camera and other accessories. This setup is simple enough for a beginner to use, but can also provide years of enjoyment for sophisticated astroimagers.

About the VX 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.

Optical Design EdgeHD
Aperture (mm) 203 mm (7.99 in)
Focal Length (mm) 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 1 51 x
Finderscope 9x50
Optical Tube Aluminum
Fastar Compatible Yes
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Legs 2"
Weight (lbs) 59 lbs (27 kg)
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification 480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 841 x
EQ Mount Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Counterweights 1 x 11 lbs
Motor Drive Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Communication 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 buttons
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Internal Clock Yes
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory

Customer Reviews

  My first real telescope  Great service from Harrison Telescopes, with quick response to email question and next day delivery. The Edge HD 8 and AVX mount were straightforward to assemble and I was able to align the goto mount and get some decent views on the first night, despite never having used this type of setup before.  (12/10/2018) Paul - Kent


  Good kit.  Delivered the next day as all items are when using Harrisons. Assembly was easy, balanced easily and is fairly easy to use despite my lack of knowledge as this is my first attempt at astrology. Came with downloadable software which is very helpful when identifying stars when setting up. Very pleased   (01/08/2018) Bob - South Wales


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Celestron Advanced VX 8 Inch EdgeHD Telescope

MPN: 12031





Price: 2,045.00


Advanced VX 8 EdgeH, truly the ultimate astroimaging package available at this price. This package combines the groundbreaking fully featured Advanced VX equatorial mount with Celestron’s best optics, the EdgeHD optical system. This setup offers the astroimager maximum versatility allowing up to 3 different f-stop configurations. Users can attach a camera to the rear of the telescope and shoot at f/10, or attach our 8-inch focal reducer and shoot at f/7. Additionally, EdgeHD is Fastar/Hyperstar compatible, giving imagers the option to shoot at ultra-fast f/2. No matter which configuration you choose, EdgeHD technology gives you pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the CCD sensor.



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