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Large aperture at an affordable price, our Advanced VX 8 Newtonian provides 78% more light-gathering abilities compared to the 6 model. The parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a sharper image near the edge of the field of view. This scope is great for intermediate visual observers and beginning astroimagers looking for a large aperture with lots of light-gathering power. 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 feature packed 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 Newtonian ReflectorAperture (mm) 200 mm (7.87 in)Focal Length (mm) 1000 mm (39 in)Focal Ratio 5Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)Magnification 1 50 xFinderscope 9x50Optical Tube AluminumTripod Adjustable, Stainless SteelWeight (lbs) 71 lbs (32 kg)Power Supply Car battery adapterHighest Useful Magnification 472 xLowest Useful Magnification 29 xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 14Resolution (Dawes) 0.58 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 816 xSecondary Mirror Obstruction 2.2" in (56 mm)Telescope Weight 71 lbs (32 kg)EQ Mount Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 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