Celestron Advanced VX 8in EdgeHD

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Celestron Advanced VX 8in EdgeHD Telescope

The Mount:

Compact and portable, the Celestron Advanced VX(AVX) German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as our larger mounts with minimal flexure. PEC, an auto-guider port, the ability to image across the meridian are features astro-photographers have come to expect on a mount capable of imaging. A dual saddle is compatible with narrow CG-5, and Vixen dovetails as well as wider CGE dovetail. The saddle is NOT compatible Losmandy D format plates, nor with dovetail bars shorter than 100mm in length.

Designed to provide superior performance for smaller telescopes while taking advantage of Celestron's most advanced technologies, features the Advanced VX mount includes : All-Star Polar Alignment, Celestron PWI telescope control software, SkyAlign, and permanently programmable periodic error correction (PPEC).

The OTA:


  • EdgeHD’s aplanatic, flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain optics provide pinpoint stars from edge to edge of an image circle largest enough to illuminate large imaging sensors and the widest Apparent Field Of View(AFOV) eyepieces. Premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission.
    Available in 8, 9.25, 11 and 14 inch apertures.
  • Focal reducers specific to OTA model provide multiple focal lengths.
  • Flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain optics provide pinpoint stars from edge to edge of an image circle largest enough to illuminate large imaging sensors
  • Each OTA is tested for utmost performance.
  • Mirror clutches - Flexible tension clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when taking long exposure astro-images. Once focused, the flexible rods allow the mirror to  be held in place without putting any force or pressure on the mirror assembly, keeping the image centered in the eyepiece (or on the sensor).
  • Tube vents - Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Each vent has an integrated 50-mesh filter guaranteed to let warm air out without letting dust in.
  • Fastar versatility - EdgeHD is the most versatile imaging telescope available today. At its native f/10, you can achieve the image scale necessary to capture the smallest of deep sky objects. Add the optional reducer lens—custom-designed for your size EdgeHD tube—and you can increase your field of view without sacrificing optical performance. A Barlow gives you added power for high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar imaging. All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible, allowing the secondary mirror to be removed and replaced with a third party lens accessory for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging.



VX Specs

SKU: CEL-91519
Description: AVX
Type: German Equatorial
Saddle: CGE(NOT Losmandy(D) compatible), CG5(Vixen)
Payload(lbs/kg): 30/14
Mount Weight(lbs/kg): 17/8
Tripod: 2in SS
GoTo: Y
Control: NexStar, PC
Object Catalogs: 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
HC Object Database: 40000+
Polar Alignment: P Scope, HC Routine. Other
Star Align Methods: 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Ports: USB(HC), 3 AUX
Motors: Low cog DC servo motors with encoders on both axes
Encoders: Y
Drive: Gear
Home Sensors: N
Tracking Modes: EQ North & EQ South
Tracking Rates: SID, SOL, LUN
Built In Guider: N
GuidePort: Y
Auto-Guiding Speed:  
Periodic Error(uncorrected):  
Pointing Accuracy(armin):  
Max Slew Speed: 4Deg/s
Slew Speeds: 9 slew speeds - max speed 4deg/second
Latitude Range(EQ, ALTAZ): 7-77, NA
Cable Management: N
Power: 12VDC, 3.5AMP
Counterweight(lb/kg): 2x12/5
WiFi: Optional
GPS: Optional
Internal Clock: Y

8in EDGE HD Specs

SKU: CEL-91031-XLT
OpticalDesign: Edge Schmidt -Cassegrain(Edge SCT)
Glass Elements: Aplanatic Flat Field SCT
Aperture(mm): 203.2
Aperture(in): 8.0
FocalLength(mm): 2032
FocalRatio: 10.0
DawesLimit(arc seconds): 0.57
RayleighLimit(arc seconds): 0.68
LimMagnitude: 14.2
Central Obstruction(mm/%):  
Spot Size(um)  
Back Focus(mm):  
Wavelength Range(nm):  
LightGrasp(>human eye): 843
Fastar(Hyperstar Available): Y
Focuser: Internal single speed focuser
Dovetail Bar: CG5/Vixen
Vented: Y
MirrorLock: Y
Dewshield: Optional
Finderscope: 9X50 Straight Inverted Image
Case: Optional
Coatings: StarBright XLT
Weight(lbs/kg): 14/6.35
MaxMagnification: 400
MinMagnification: 29
Magnification w/Popular Focal Length Eyepieces Exit Pupli(mm)/Magnification(x)
40mm Focal Length: 4mm, 50x
32mm Focal Length: 3.2mm, 60x
25mm Focal Length: 2.5mm, 80x
18mm Focal Length: 1.8mm, 110x
13mm Focal Length: 1.3mm, 160x
10mm Focal Length: 1mm, 200x
8mm Focal Length: 0.8mm, 250x
5mm Focal Length: 0.5mm, 410x
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