Versatile and portable, the Celestron Advanced VX 8 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Telescope is designed to offer incredible observation by utilising its fast aperture and impressive focal ratio. Featuring a rare four-element glass configuration, with StarBright XLT coating, this telescope offers a quality viewing experience for both the stargazers and astronomers.
Celestron Advanced VX 8 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Telescope Key Features:
Versatile telescope designed for astrophotography, astro-imaging, and visual performance
400 mm focal length enables observation of near and deep space
Fast f2 focal ratio requires lower exposure time to show detailed sky images
StarBright XLT multi-coated optics gather optimum light in the tube for bright visuals
Stable design reduces unintentional lateral movements while tracking space objects
Advanced VX mount with dual-axis DC servo motors for improved tracking and location accuracy
NexStar+ hand controller allows remote access to more than 40K celestial objects and stars
Three tracking modes for desired observation: sidereal, lunar, and solar
Nine different slew speeds for precise tracking
Periodic Error Correction trains the motors to improve their tracking errors permanently
Multiple language support with built-in setup instructions guide for hassle-free alignment
Three-section tubular steel legs provide stability and support for observing
Easy to set up and relocate when observing outdoors
Centre tray holds eyepieces and maintains the stability of legs by locking them
Comes with a counterweight to counterbalance the tripod when working with heavy gear
Expanded Celestron Advanced VX 8 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Telescope Key Features:
Impressive Optical Design
The Celestron RASA plays a defining role in shaping modern as well as professional astronomy. Featuring a 400 mm focal length, this incredible telescope produces a fast focal ratio to make deep space observation as easy and intuitive as possible. Plus, this telescope is based on Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA) design that is well-suited for professional astrophotography and Astro-imaging. Making this as relativity are features, such as StarBright XLT coating for high light transmission, four-element rare-earth glass for aberration-free images, and wide spectral range for clear, crisp visuals of the deep space.
Intuitive Software And Controller
The versatile and intelligently designed telescope has built-in NexStar+ software that ensures quick, accurate, and hassle-free observation. In addition to these, the software has a huge database of 40,000+ stars and celestial objects with detailed information of more than 200 objects. With over nine different slew speeds, the Celestron VX telescope ensures precise tracking. This is especially effective when you have to spend more time observing and less time configuring. Also, this professional telescope has multiple alignment modes, which saves you the trouble to align it manually. All these features can be accessed via a convenient hand controller for remote access.
Permanent Periodic Error Correction
Equipped with a Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC), this telescope provides accurate tracking. This is so because the PPEC detects and corrects tracking errors permanently. The tracking improves over time and requires fewer corrections for all future observation sessions.
This telescope works efficiently when paired with the Vixen-style mount or VX mount. The intricately designed mount has a payload capacity of up to 13.5 kg. Additionally, this mount features dual-axis DC servo motors that help to track celestial objects with high accuracy and reduced vibration. This further paves way for uninterrupted tracking below the meridian point, enabling you to observe while on a hilltop, balcony, or rooftop.
What's in the box?
1 x Celestron Advanced VX 8 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Telescope
1 x 42mm Camera T-Adapter and 1 x C-Thread Imaging Adapter
1 x Fan Battery Pack and 1 x Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
1 x Counterweight Bar
1 x 12 lb Counterweight
1 x Hand Controller Holder
1 x NexStar+ Hand Controller
1 x 12 Vehicle Power Cord
1 x Declination Motor Cable
Limited 2-Year Warranty
Does this telescope run on batteries? Does it heat up during extended use?
This telescope runs on eight AA batteries (not included) or an optional 12 V power adapter. Also, this telescope has an integrated cooling fan to prevent heating issues.
How to align the Celestron Advanced VX telescope?
The Celestron telescope has a built-in NexStar+ software application that features an instruction guide, which walks you through the first time setup and alignment procedures. Additionally, the software supports multiple languages: English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian.
What does the NexStar+ database contain?
The NexStar+ database had a database of more than 40,000 celestial objects. It has complete details of the solar system. The database also has a custom list of stars, galaxies, nebulas, clusters, and a database of NGC (New General Catalogue) objects.
Can you use this telescope for visual observation?
This telescope features a Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA) design that helps in astrophotography and Astro-imaging. Visual use is not its recommended feature.
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