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Celestron Advanced VX 8in Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope 12026
$1,439.00 $2,639.95 Save 45%
Code: CI-TS-12026
MPN: 12026
UPC: 050234202619
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Celestron Advanced VX 8in Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Product Info

The iconic Celestron Advanced VX Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope - 8-inch 12026 has been known for decades as Celestron's most beloved telescope. With this Telescope from Celestron, beginner to intermediate astro-imagers can have theirimage own "C-8" at an extremely affordable price. The classic design of the Celestron VX Advanced Telescope has been upgraded with StarBright XLT coatings for maximum light transmission. Combined with the fully featured Advanced VX mount, you have a setup that is ready for both imaging and visual observing. The mount on the Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain Advanced VX Telescope 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. The Celestron Advanced VX Telescope 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.

Celestron 12026: Advanced VX 8in Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Specifications for Celestron Advanced VX 8in Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm): 203 mm (7.99 in)
Focal Length (mm): 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio: 10
Eyepiece 1 (mm): 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification 1: 102 x
Finderscope: 6x30
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 (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 841 x
Optical Tube Length: 17" in (432 mm)
Optical Tube Weight: 13 lbs (5.9 kg)
EQ Mount Weight: 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Tripod Height (Max): 64" in (1626 mm)
Tripod Height (Min): 44" in (1118 mm)
Tripod Weight: 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Counterweight Bar: 12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)
Counterweights: 1 x 11 lbs
Latitude Range: 7-77 deg
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

Features of Celestron Advanced VX 8in Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

  • 8” (203mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • 84% more light gathering than a 6” telescope.
  • 6x30 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • Autoguider port for long exposure imaging
  • New motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances
  • Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
  • New design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings
  • Improved latitude range. Can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude.
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

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