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Celestron Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain TelescopeSKU: CNAVX6Mfr. Part: 12079

Item Includes

6" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope - Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Mount - 25mm 1.25" Eyepiece - 1.25" 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal - 6x30 Finderscope - Tripod - NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ) - 2-Year USA Warranty

Description

The Advanced VX sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes, providing many of the features found on Celestron's most sophisticated German equatorial mounts at an extremely affordable price. The Advanced VX 6" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope is ideal for astroimagers and visual observers looking for a telescope that is much more portable than the reflector or refractor. The 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube offers 40% more light gathering ability than a 5" telescope. The Schmidt-Cassegrain design also eliminates chromatic aberration, making it a good choice for entry-level astroimaging. The Advanced VX mount is designed to provide superior performance while taking advantage of Celestron's most advanced technologies: All-Star Polar Alignment, Celestron PWI telescope control software, SkyAlign, and permanently programmable periodic error correction (PPEC).

If you're an experienced imager, you'll love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site and enjoying all the conveniences of a larger observatory mount. Or, if you're new to imaging, Advanced VX will help you get started with the hobby and keep up with your needs for years to come.

Computerized German equatorial mount
The Advanced VX is the smallest of Celestron's German equatorial mounts. The computerized GoTo capability automatically tracks objects as they move across the night sky. The Advanced VX mount includes ports for a hand control, an autoguider, and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories. The NexStar+ hand control gives you instant access to all the functions your mount has to offer. With automatic slewing and menu descriptions, any level of astronomer can master this mount in just a few observing sessions. The Advanced VX also has an impressive tripod for its class with a 2" diameter steel tripod legs providing an extra-wide stance for improved stability.

Payload capacity
The payload capacity for the Advanced VX is 30 lb. It offers a sturdy platform for any of the Advanced VX optical tubes, even when paired with optional accessories like StarSense AutoAlign, Focus Motor, a finderscope, and a camera. Celestron's payload capacity does not include the weight of the counterweights.

Dual saddle plate
As of early 2019, Advanced VX mounts now include a new dual saddle plate that accommodates both CG-5 and CGE-style dovetail. Switching between the two saddle plates is as simple as moving the hand knobs into a separate set of holes. Now you can use an Advanced VX mount with virtually any optical tube within its weight limit.

Software
Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software
Your Ultimate Astronomy Software Suite

All current Celestron computerized telescopes include Celestron PWI (CPWI), the most advanced astronomy software suite provided with any consumer-grade telescope. Celestron's experts co-developed CPWI with the engineers at PlaneWave Instruments. The result is an all-in-one solution offering you many of the same features used on PlaneWave's observatory-class telescopes.
Graphical planetarium interface with PointXP advanced mount modelling allows you to add 100+ points to your alignment model for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible
Ideal for remote observatory setups: save and re-load your alignment and park your scope
Provides a complete ASCOM telescope interface to allow control of the telescope from third party software applications

Starry Night Software
Included with your purchase is a free download of Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software. This advanced software by Simulation Curriculum offers detailed information about celestial objects and helps you plan your next observing or imaging session. The Special Edition software also allows you to control your telescope via computer.

Features

6" (150mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmissionParabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better imageThe most compact and portable of Celestron's German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as our larger mounts with minimal flexure and an improved industrial designHolds a maximum instrument capacity of 30 lbEvery feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and moreNEW dual saddle plate is compatible with the narrow dovetail and larger CGE dovetailLatitude range allows the mount to perform between 7 and 77 Degree latitude

Specifications

Optical DesignSchmidt-CassegrainAperture (mm)150mm (6")Telescope TypeComputerized (GOTO)Focal Length1500mm (59")Focal RatioF/10Focal Length of Eyepiece25mmMagnification of Eyepiece 160 xFinderscope6x30Star Diagonal1.25" Star DiagonalOptical TubeAluminumHighest Useful Magnification354xLowest Useful Magnification21xLimiting Stellar Magnitude13.4Resolution (Rayleigh).93 arc secondsResolution (Dawes).77 arc secondssLight Gathering Power459xSecondary Mirror Obstruction56mm (2.2")Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter37%Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area14%Optical CoatingsStarBright XLTOptical Tube Length406mm (16")Optical Tube Diameter184.15mm (7.25")Optical Tube Weight10 lbs (4.54 kg)DovetailVixen/CG-5 Dovetail barMount TypeComputerized EquatorialInstrument Load Capacity30 lbs (13.6 kg)Height Adjustment Range(includes mount and tripod)
1118mm - 1626mm (44" - 64")TripodAdjustable, Stainless SteelTripod Leg Diameter50.8mm (2")Latitude Adjustment Range7 - 77 degreeMount Head Weight17 lbs (7.71 kg)Accessory TrayYesTripod Weight18 lbs (8.16 kg)Weight of Counterweights1 x 12 lbsSlew Speeds9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/secondTracking RatesSidereal, Solar and LunarTracking ModesEQ North & EQ SouthGPSOptionalDovetail CompatibilityVixen/CG-5 saddle plateNumber of Auxiliary ports3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessorie sAutoguide PortYesUSB PortYes, input on Hand ControlPower Requirements12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)Motor DriveDC servo motorsAlignment Procedures2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick AlignPeriodic Error CorrectionYesComputerized Hand Control2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connectionNexStar+ Database40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objectsSoftwareCelestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal AppTotal Kit Weight57 lbs (25.85 kg)Warranty2-year Telescope Warranty  

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