Celestron Advanced VX 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
|Celestron Advanced VX 6 SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope available on a Go To German equatorial mount. |
The Advanced VX 6 SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope available on a Go To German equatorial mount. The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design is ideal compromise for imagers and visual observers looking for a telescope that offers a larger aperture in a compact package. Combine this telescope with an f/6.3 focal reducer and you should have a reasonable entry level platform for astro-imaging.
Celestron Advanced VX Mount
Celestron's Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. A good general rule of thumb for imaging applications is not to exceed 50% of the rated capacity of a mount. We would recommend limiting the instrument load, meaning optical tube, camera and accessories, to no more than 15-20 pounds. The Advanced VX Mount allows to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction and an indistry standard autoguider port. 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 the prior generation CG-5, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.
Experienced imagers will love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site, with all the performance of their larger observatory mount. Or, if you're new to imaging, this mount will help you get started with the hobby and keep up with your needs for years to come.
Advanced VX Mount Specifications