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Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Item #: 12026
Your Price: $1,699.00 In Stock
Warranty: 2 Years
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  • 8” (203 mm) 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° latitude.
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

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Description

The iconic 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain has been known for decades as Celestron’s 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.

About the Mount

The new 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. 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. 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.

Specifications

Aperture (mm) 203 mm (7.99 in)
Finderscope 6x30
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ... 20 mm (0.79 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Highest Useful Magnification 480 x
Light Gathering Power (Comp... 841 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Lowest Useful Magnification 29 x
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 102 x
Mount Height (Max) 64" in (1626 mm)
Mount Height (Min) 44" in (1118 mm)
Mount Info: N.A.
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Info: N.A.
Optical Tube Length 17" in (432 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 13 lbs (5.9 kg)
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
Telescope Type Computerized (GOTO)
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter 2"
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs

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