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Home Telescopes Celestron Telescopes Celestron Advanced VX Telescopes Celestron Advanced VX 8 Inch SCT Telescope - Free Celestron 9x50 RACI Finder worth £109 included
Special offer matched price - The iconic 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain has been known for decades as Celestrons most beloved telescope. Now beginner to intermediate astroimagers can have their own C-8 at an extremely affordable price. This classic design has been upgraded with our StarBright XLT coatings for maximum light transmission. Combined with our fully featured Advanced VX mount, you have a setup that is ready for both imaging and visual observing. 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.Free Celestron 9x50 RACI Finder worth £109 included
About the VX MountThe Celestron 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 Schmidt-CassegrainAperture (mm) 203 mm (7.99 in)Focal Length (mm) 2032 mm (80 in)Focal Ratio 10Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)Magnification 1 102 xFinderscope 6x30Optical Tube AluminumFastar Compatible YesTripod Adjustable, Stainless SteelTripod Legs 2"Weight (lbs) 59 lbs (27 kg)Power Supply Car battery adapterHighest Useful Magnification 480 xLowest Useful Magnification 29 xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 14Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 841 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