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Celestron Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Celestron Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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Your Price: CAD1,719.00
Retail Price:CAD1,799.00

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Part Number:12079

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Product Highlights

  • 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA
  • 1500mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Optical Coatings
  • 20mm Eyepiece, 9x50 Finderscope
  • Advanced VX German Equatorial GoTo Mount
  • 40,000+ Object Database
  • All-Star Polar Alignment Technology
  • Programmable Periodic Error Correction
  • 12-pound Counterweight and Bar
  • Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod

Celestron put together the Advanced VX 6" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope to provide a complete observational platform that includes a mid-sized aperture OTA to provide a balance of power and portability, the NexStar+ GoTo computer hand controller that guides its motorized equatorial mount, a tripod, plus an array of accessories to get you observing the Moon, planets, and deep-sky subjects like nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters right out of the box.

Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount

Engineered and optimized for astrophotography with mid-sized optical tube assemblies, the Celestron Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount delivers the performance required for clear images through the use of dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors and backlash compensation. Added to this are encoders on the motors and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) which help to improve positioning and tracking precision and ensure your target object stays centered for long-exposure photography techniques. Supporting the mount is a large 2" stainless steel tripod that has a wide stance for stability on most terrain, and a center tray that holds 1.25" and 2" eyepieces and accessories and acts as a leg-lock to further stabilize while helping to minimize vibrations.

The brain of the system is the NexStar+ computer controller which is equipped with a database of over 40,000 objects, including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the complete Messier catalog; it can also be programmed with up 100 custom user-defined objects with filters to create custom object lists. Its intuitive menu-driven user interface makes observing the heavens fast and easy; features such as guided tours, extended information on 200 popular objects, and multiple alignment options make the NexStar+ controller an invaluable tool to new users and experienced star-gazers alike.

Advanced VX Mount
  • 30-pound payload capacity
  • Dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors
  • Dual motor encoders improve tracking and location accuracy with reduced vibrations
  • 7-77° latitude range
  • Uninterrupted tracking below meridian to enable observation from a raised location such as a balcony or hilltop
  • Integrated 12" counterweight bar with one 12-pound counterweight
  • Vixen-style CG-5 dovetail saddle
NexStar+ Hand Controller
  • 40,000+ object database
  • 100 user-defined programmable celestial or terrestrial objects
  • Enhanced information on over 200 objects
  • Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 0.3°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
  • Three tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar, Lunar
  • Multiple alignment procedures: Two-star, One-star, Solar system, Quick-align, Last-align
  • Sky Tour Mode: System seeks out the best objects for the date and time, and automatically slews to them
  • Identify Mode: Use to identify an unknown object in the field of view, or to find other celestial objects that are close to where the user is viewing
  • Anti-backlash compensation: Trains out the intrinsic play between gears for more precise slewing and tracking
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): System learns its internal tracking errors and improves over time for more precise tracking, requiring fewer corrections
  • Built-in instructions guide you through the alignment procedures
  • 4-line, 18-character LCD display with a 19-button fiber-optic backlit LED keypad
  • RS-232 comm port
  • Supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish
    Database details:
  • Solar system: Seven planets, Moon, Sun, and Pluto
  • Custom lists of all the brightest stars, double stars, variable stars, and asterisms
  • Custom lists of galaxies, nebulae, and clusters, as well as the complete Messier catalog and select NGC objects
Tripod
  • Tubular stainless steel legs
  • 2" leg diameter
  • 44-64" height adjustment range
  • Center tray holds 1.25" and 2" eyepieces, and locks legs in-place for greater stability and vibration reduction
  • Removable hand controller holder can be moved to avoid cord-wrap during long observation sessions
  • Weight: 18-pounds

Specifications

Mount Type German equatorial
Load Capacity 30 lb / 13.6 kg
Motor Dual-axis DC servo with encoders
GoTo Capability NexStar+ hand controller
Altitude / Latitude Adjustment 7 - 77°
Polar Axis Scope None
Mount CG-5, Vixen-style, dovetail saddle
Includes Tripod/Pier Adjustable-height tripod
2" tubular stainless steel legs
Adjustment range: 44.0 - 64.0" / 111.8 - 162.6 cm
Weight: 18.0 lb / 8.2 kg
Counterweight 1 x 12.0 lb / 5.4 kg
Power Source 12 VDC, 3.5 A car/vehicle plug
Weight Head: 17.0 lb / 7.7 kg
Tripod: 18.0 lb / 8.2 kg

Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.0 x 26.0 x 12.0"


In the Box
Bundle Items
C6-A-XLT CG-5 6" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)
Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
  • Counterweight Bar
  • 12-lb Counterweight
  • Hand Controller Holder
  • NexStar+ Hand Controller
  • 12 VDC Car/Vehicle Power Cord
  • Declination Motor Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty


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