The Advanced VX 9.25 SCT is an excellent choice for astroimagers and visual observers looking to gather 33% more light than our 8" telescope, but without the added weight of our 11" optical tube. No single piece of this kit weighs more than 20 lbs, making it easy for one person to transport and assemble. This f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope features Celestrons StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission and a 6x30 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars.
About the VX Mount
Celestrons 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.
BBC Sky at Night magazine first light score 4.5 stars
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 235 mm (9.25 in)
Focal Length (mm) 2350 mm (93 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1 94 x
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 555 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 34 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.4
Resolution (Dawes) 0.49 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 1127 x
Optical Tube Length 22" in (559 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 20 lbs (9.07 kg)
EQ Mount Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Counterweights 2 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
NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Internal Clock Yes
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
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