Celestron Advanced VX 8
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Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD Telescope

The Advanced VX 8 EdgeHD from Celestron offers exceptional value as an entry level astro-imaging package.

Compatible with both WiFi and StarSense technology, the Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch EdgeHD telescope is ideal for beginning astronomers interested in visual observation.

Advanced VX 8 HD - Quick Overview

  • 8-inch (2032mm) f/10 Edge HD includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • Edge HD optical design fully corrects for coma and field curvature, delivering a truly flat field
  • Built-in tube vents with integrated 60-micron mesh filters allow hot air to be released behind the primary mirror
  • Fastar compatible tube comes with removable secondary mirror for fast f/2.8 imaging
  • 9x50 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)

The Celestron Advanced VX series 8-inch EdgeHD telescope provides an ideal solution for either visual use or entry-level astro-imaging by combining the popular Advanced VX mount with the EdgeHD optical system. Users can attach a camera to the rear of the telescope and shoot at a native f/10 focal ratio, or attach the 0.7x focal reducer and shoot at f/7. Additionally, EdgeHD is Fastar/Hyperstar compatible, giving imagers the option to shoot at ultra-fast f/2. No matter which configuration you choose, EdgeHD technology gives you the ability to pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the CCD sensor.

With an 8-inch optical tube and the portable Advanced VX mount, the Celestron Edge HD 8 astrophotography system can be easily transported and assembled by one person. You'll also have plenty of load capacity to attach your camera and other accessories. This Celestron Advanced VX mount is simple enough for a beginner to use, but can also provide s solid entry level platform for astronomical imaging.

About the Advanced VX 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.

The Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch EdgeHD telescope is now available for you to purchase both in-store and online from Skies Unlimited. See what we have to offer today!

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Have questions about how the Celestron Advanced VX 8” EdgeHD telescope will improve your visual observation experience? Call Skies Unlimited today to speak to a member of our experienced staff – each one of our team members is an active amateur astronomer with vast personal and professional knowledge in the subject area.

We’ll answer any questions you may have and help you identify your needs so you can pinpoint the best telescope and accessories for your experience level and goals. Whether you visit our physical Skies Unlimited Retail Store just outside of Pottstown, Pa., or our website, you can call or contact us today to speak with a staff member!

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SKU12031
UPC 050234120319
Telescope Type Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (in.) 8 inches
Aperture (mm) 203.2 mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length 2032 mm
Limiting Visual Magnitude 14.2
Eyepiece 1 40 mm
Magnification with Eyepiece 1 51x
Finder 9 x 50 optical
Star Diagonal 1.25-inch prism
Power Requirements 3.5 amps @ 12 VDC
Power Supply 12 VDC power cord
Optical Tube Weight 13 lbs.
Tripod Weight 17 lbs.
EQ Head Weight 16.5 lbs.
Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs.
Weight Fully Assembled 60 lbs.
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