Celestron Introduces Advanced VX, the Innovative Mount Engineered for Astroimaging

New telescope series makes capturing the night sky easier and more accessible than ever. 

Torrance, CA (January 7, 2013) – Celestron, the world’s #1 telescope maker, is thrilled to unveil its newest telescope series and mount designed specifically for astroimaging: Advanced VX. Engineered from the ground up, Advanced VX features many of the same innovations found on Celestron’s most sophisticated German equatorial mounts—at an extremely affordable price.

The new Advanced VX mount provides optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Experienced imagers will love having the performance of their larger observatory mount in Advanced VX’s portable form, perfect for field use on a dark sky site. The mount also helps new imagers hone their hobby, and will grow with their skills for years to come.

“Astroimaging is on the rise as more and more people are learning to snap captivating shots through a telescope with their DSLR camera,” said Joe Lupica, Jr., CEO of Celestron. “With the easy-to-use Advanced VX, this rewarding hobby becomes accessible to anyone.”

The Advanced VX Series includes the Advanced VX mount, along with complete telescope packages featuring a variety of Celestron optical tubes. Each optical tube meets the needs and budget of both imagers and visual observers, including a 6” refractor, 6” Newtonian reflector, 8” Newtonian reflector, 6” Schmidt-Cassegrain, 8” Schmidt-Cassegrain, 9.25” Schmidt-Cassegrain, and 11” Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tubes.

But the star of the Advanced VX line is the 8” EdgeHD telescope. This complete setup provides not only the best optics and the best mount for new astroimagers, but all at a competitive price under $2,000. 

With Advanced VX, you can take advantage of features like All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. Track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, seamlessly capturing the best part of the night sky.

Plus, Advanced VX features significantly larger base castings than our previous design, adding additional stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.

About Celestron
Celestron is a leading designer, manufacturer, and importer of high-quality optical products including computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, GPS devices, binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become the world's #1 telescope maker, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron’s extraordinary products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader's Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association, and more. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, California.