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Celestron Advanced VX 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope


SKU: 12046
Manufacturer: Celestron
UPC: 050234204613
Telescope Type: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (in.): 9.25 inches
Aperture (mm): 235 mm
Focal Ratio: f/10
Focal Length: 2350 mm
Limiting Visual Magnitude: 14.5
Eyepiece 1: 25 mm
Magnification with Eyepiece 1: 94x
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: 20 lbs
Tripod Weight: 17 lbs.
EQ Head Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Counterweights: 2 x 12 lbs.
Weight Fully Assembled: 79 lbs.


The Advanced VX 9.25 SCT from Celestron gathers 33% more light than the smaller 8-inch models, which is particularly beneficial for deep space observing. 

Advanced VX 9.25 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope - Quick Overview

  • Celestron 9.25-inch (235mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • 33% more light gathering than an 8-inch telescope without the weight of the 11-inch optical tube
  • 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)

Celestron recommends the Advanced VX 9.25 as an intermediate level imaging system for more experienced astronomers. While we don’t disagree that this is an excellent model, we must add a caveat to Celestron’s recommendation. The 9.25-inch optical tube alone weighs 20 pounds, or two-thirds of the mount's stated instrument capacity. As a general rule of thumb, we like to recommend that you not exceed 50% of a mount's instrument capacity for deep space imaging applications. We think that most imagers would be much happier with the VX 8 HD.

That being said, the Celestron 9.25 SCT has enjoyed something of a cult following over the years. This optical tube features a smaller secondary obstruction than other f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrains, presenting a more pleasing visual image in general. We would recommend the Celestron 9.25 telescope over an eight-inch model when it comes to visual observing or planetary imaging with lightweight video cameras.

Interested in purchasing the Celestron 9.25 XLT or a related system? Skies Unlimited offers a wide variety of Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes from Celestron at both our online and physical stores. Get started today by shopping Skies Unlimited.

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Have questions about the 9.25 SCT from Celestron and how it differs from an 8-inch SCT? Call Skies Unlimited today to speak with one of our highly experienced staff members and we can help. Each of our staff members is an active astronomer themselves, with plenty of personal and professional experience to lend you advice and expertise. No matter your question, we’ll do everything we can to give you an answer!

If you’re new to the hobby and unsure about what you need, call or visit Skies Unlimited today at our physical location just outside of Pottstown, Pa., and we’ll give you the advice you need. Just tell us your skill level, needs and wants and we’ll match you with the best telescope, technology and accessories for you. 

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