Celestron Advanced VX 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
|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 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.
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