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Celestron Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope
Celestron Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope

Celestron Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope

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Celestron Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope

6” (150mm) f/5 optical design gives excellent wide field views

  • Parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear
  • 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
  • Improved electronics contain increased memory for future expansion
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple

    The Advanced VX 6" f/5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope from Celestron is a complete astroimaging platform including a 6" Newtonian Reflector optical tube, 20mm eyepiece, Advanced VX computerized German Equatorial mount, adjustable stainless steel tripod, and NexStar hand controller. By pairing the reflector tube with their redesigned Advanced VX mount, Celestron has created an optical instrument ready for deep sky observation and image capture. The fusion of lightweight materials, compact design, and astroimaging technology equip this telescope with the portability and functionality to satisfy amateur stargazers and novice astrophotographers.

    The reflector optical design, like other catadioptrics, utilizes a system of lenses and mirrors to produce long focal lengths with a more compact tube length than refractors. This 6" reflecting optical tube features a 750mm focal length using a tube less than 2.5 ft long. In addition to the relatively compact design, reflector optical tubes are also lightweight for their size. An aluminum optical housing not only minimizes flexure and helps equalize the temperature inside the tube, it also reduces excess weight, making this 6" tube only 10 lbs. EXEB

    Celestron's Newtonian Reflector corrects some of the optical distortions common to all catadioptrics, including chromatic and spherical aberrations that become more pronounced at higher magnification. By using a parabolic primary mirror, this optical tube can transmit sharper and more color faithful images than standard reflector telescopes, improving image quality for both observation and astrophotography. The resulting images are sharper along the edge of the transmitted field of view and have reduced color fringing artifacts.

    Celestron's Advanced VX German-Equatorial mount is an integrated telescope support, alignment and guiding system optimized for astrophotography. Celestron engineered the Advanced VX mount from the ground up to deliver the functionality and affordability required by astroimagers on a budget. This telescope mount delivers some of the features found on more sophisticated German Equatorial mounts but without the added bulk or cost associated with more robust options. The Advanced VX mount is designed to accommodate an optical tube weighting up to 30 lb, enough payload capacity for most Schmidt-Cassegrain OTAs with up to an 8" aperture.

    The core technology driving the Advanced VX mount is Celestron's All-Star Polar Alignment. This alignment system features a 2-Star alignment mode that uses multiple guide stars to assist tracking across the night sky while keeping the optical tube parallel to the Earth's axis of rotation. Maintaining alignment with either celestial pole while following the path of guide stars provides a high degree of pointing and tracking accuracy. Digitally-encoded low-cog DC servo motors drive telescope movements on both axes in fine increments that keep the observed (or photographed) object centered in the field of view. This level of precision reduces optical aberrations and minimizes star trails, which translates into improved image quality and sharper photographs.

    Complementing the Advanced VX's alignment and tracking capability is the mount's permanently programmable periodic error correction that eliminates recurring track errors inherent to all worm drives. Additionally, a 7-77° latitude range enables extended observations and photo exposures by allowing the telescope to track passed the meridian without the meridian flip common with German Equatorial mounts.

    Included with the Advanced VX mount is the NexStar hand controller that will slew the telescope to any planetary, stellar, or nebulous object in its pre-loaded database at the touch of a button. The NexStar controller software is flash upgradeable, which allows operating system updates and even refinements to telescope-specific functions. This computerized mount is also compatible with Celestron's proprietary NexRemote telescope control software, which enables the observer to control the telescope using their personal computer.

    This fully-integrated telescope mounting system also includes an adjustable stainless steel tripod that has two-inch diameter legs, locking spreader, and a caddy for the NexStar hand controller. The combination of digitally encoded servo motors, broad tracking latitude, and an array of sophisticated alignment and tracking technology equip the Advanced VX with the mechanical precision needed to observe and photograph any nearby or deep sky object.

    In addition to the 6" optical tube, NexStar hand controller, Advanced VX German-Equatorial mount and tripod, this telescope includes a 6x30 finderscope for easy object acquisition and a 20mm eyepiece equaling 38x magnification when mounted. This collection of components makes the Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Reflector a full-featured telescope for a wide range of stargazing and astroimaging applications.

  • Optical Design
    Newtonian Reflector
    Aperture (mm)
    150 mm (5.91 in)
    Focal Length (mm)
    750 mm (30 in)
    Focal Ratio
    5
    Eyepiece 1 (mm)
    20 mm (0.79 in)
    Magnification 1
    38 x
    Finderscope
    6x30
    Optical Tube
    Aluminum
    Fastar Compatible
    No
    Tripod
    Adjustable, Stainless Steel
    Tripod Legs
    2"
    Weight (lbs)
    56 lbs (25 kg)
    Power Supply
    Car battery adapter
    Highest Useful Magnification
    354 x
    Lowest Useful Magnification
    21 x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude
    13.4
    Resolution (Rayleigh)
    0.93 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes)
    0.77 arc seconds
    Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
    459 x
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction
    1.75" in (44 mm)
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
    30 %
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
    8.78 %
    Optical Tube Length
    27" in (686 mm)
    Optical Tube Weight
    10 lbs (4.54 kg)
    EQ Mount Weight
    17 lbs (7.71 kg)
    Tripod Height (Max)
    64" in (1626 mm)
    Tripod Height (Min)
    44" in (1118 mm)
    Tripod Weight
    18 lbs (8.16 kg)
    Counterweight Bar
    12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)
    Counterweights
    1 x 11 lbs
    Latitude Range
    7-77 deg
    Motor Drive
    Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
    Slew Speeds
    Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum
    Tracking Rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tracking Modes
    EQ North and EQ South
    Alignment Procedures
    2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
    Communication Ports
    2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)
    Computer Hand Control
    Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
    Database
    40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects.
    Enhanced information on over 200 objects
    Power Requirements
    12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
    Internal Clock
    Yes
    GPS
    Optional SkySync GPS Accessory




     
     
    Based on Astronomy magazine’s telescope "report cards", scopes of this size and type generally perform as follows . . .
    Terrestrial Observation: No
    Lunar Observation: Great
    Planetary Observation: Very Good
    Binary and Star Cluster Observation: Very Good
    Galaxy and Nebula Observation: Fair
    Photography: Yes
    Terrestrial Photography: No
    Lunar Photography: Yes
    Planetary Photography: Yes
    Star Cluster / Nebula / Galaxy Photography: Yes

  • In the Box
    Celestron Advanced VX 6 150mm f/5 Go-To Reflector Telescope
  • Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 2"-to-1.25" Reducer Adapter
  • 20mm Eyepiece
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty



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