Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
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Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron Advanced VX 8 SCT combines the iconic 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain with a lightweight German equatorial mount that is suitable for photography.

Advanced VX 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope - Quick Overview

  • 8 inch (203mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • 84% more light gathering than a 6 inch 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 degrees latitude.
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

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 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.


Our price: $1699.00

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Telescope Type 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 20 mm
Magnification with Eyepiece 1 102x
Finder 6 x 30 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 59 lbs.
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