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Celestron Advanced VX 9.25" EdgeHD Telescope- New for 2020
Celestron Advanced VX 9.25" EdgeHD Telescope

Celestron Advanced VX 9.25" EdgeHD Telescope- New for 2020

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Your Price: CAD3,999.95
Retail Price:CAD4,536.74

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Part Number:12033

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The 9.25” EdgeHD Advanced VX (AVX) telescope is a specialized instrument designed for astrograph-quality images that sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes. With its EdgeHD optical tube and the sturdy Advanced VX equatorial mount and tripod, this kit provides unparalleled views of the planets, up-close views of the lunar surface (including craters and maria), and stunning deep sky images.

EdgeHD Optical Design

EdgeHD is an aplanatic, flat field Schmidt optical system that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system reduces more than just off-axis star coma; it provides an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view. 

EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than competing coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across the largest imaging sensors available today. 

Advanced VX Mount & Tripod

The Advanced VX mount is designed to provide superior performance for smaller telescopes while taking advantage of Celestron’s most advanced technologies: All-Star Polar Alignment, Celestron PWI telescope control software, SkyAlign, and permanently programmable periodic error correction (PPEC).

If you’re an experienced imager, you’ll love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site and enjoying all the conveniences of a larger observatory mount. Or, if you’re new to imaging, Advanced VX will help you get started with the hobby and keep up with your needs for years to come.

Computerized German Equatorial mount - The Advanced VX is the smallest of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts. The computerized GoTo capability automatically tracks objects as they move across the night sky. The Advanced VX mount includes ports for a hand control, an autoguider, and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories. The NexStar+ hand control gives you instant access to all the functions your mount has to offer. With automatic slewing and menu descriptions, astronomers of all skill levels can master this mount in just a few observing sessions. The Advanced VX also has an impressive tripod for its class with 2”-diameter steel tripod legs, providing an extra-wide stance for improved stability.

Payload capacity - The payload capacity for the Advanced VX is 30 pounds. It offers a sturdy platform for the 9.25” EdgeHD optical tube, even when paired with optional accessories like StarSense AutoAlign, Focus Motor, a finderscope, and a camera. Celestron's payload capacity does not include the weight of the counterweights. 

Dual saddle plate - As of early 2019, Advanced VX mounts now include a new dual saddle plate that accommodates both CG-5 and CGE-style dovetails. Switching between the two saddle plates is as simple as moving the hand knobs into a separate set of holes. This means you can use your Advanced VX mount not only with the 9.25” EdgeHD, but virtually any optical tube within Advanced VX’s weight limit. The mount is compatible with Vixen format dovetails 100mm or longer, but not compatible with Losmandy D format plates (regardless of plate manufacturer).

Software

Celestron PWI Telescope Control: Your Ultimate Astronomy Software - All current Celestron computerized telescopes include Celestron PWI (CPWI), the most advanced astronomy software provided with any consumer-grade telescope. Celestron’s experts co-developed CPWI with the engineers at PlaneWave Instruments. The result is an all-in-one solution offering you many of the same features used on PlaneWave’s observatory-class telescopes.

  • Graphical planetarium interface with PointXP advanced mount modelling allows you to add 100+ points to your alignment model for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible
  • Ideal for remote observatory setups: save and re-load your alignment and park your scope
  • Provides a complete ASCOM telescope interface to allow control of the telescope from third party software applications

For more information on CPWI and to see the user interface, click here.

Starry Night Software - Also included with your purchase is a free download of Celestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software. This advanced software by Simulation Curriculum offers detailed information about celestial objects and helps you plan your next observing or imaging session. The Special Edition software also includes telescope control via your PC.

 

Accessories

The Advanced VX 9.25” EdgeHD comes complete with a 25mm eyepiece, a 1.25” star diagonal, and a 6x30 finderscope. To increase your field of view without sacrificing performance, add the optional EdgeHD reducer lens, bringing your focal ratio down to f/7. An optional Barlow lens can provide additional magnification for high-resolution planetary, lunar, and solar imaging. And, of course, all EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging. Each EdgeHD tube is fitted with a removable secondary mirror and is opto-mechanically aligned on a laser bench to ensure it is axially symmetric in any configuration.

Optical Tube Info:
Optical DesignEdgeHD
Aperture235mm (9.25")
Focal Length2350mm (93")
Focal Ratiof/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 123mm (.91")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1102x
Finderscope9x50
Star Diagonal2" with 1.25" adapter
Optical TubeAluminum
Highest Useful Magnification555x
Lowest Useful Magnification34x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude14.4
Resolution (Rayleigh).59 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes).49 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)1127x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction85mm (3.35")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter36%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area13%
Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length559mm (22")
Optical Tube Diameter271.78mm (10.7")
Optical Tube Weight21 lbs (9.53 kg)
DovetailCGE Dovetail bar
Mount Info:
Mount TypeComputerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)1118mm - 1626mm (44" – 64")
Tripod Leg Diameter50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
Latitude adjustment range7° - 77°
Mount Head Weight17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights2 x 12 lbs
Slew Speeds9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesEQ North & EQ South
GPSN/A
Dovetail CompatibilityDual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories
Autoguide portYes
USB PortYes, input on Hand Control
Power Requirements12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Motor DriveDC servo motors
Alignment Procedures2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error CorrectionYes
Computerized Hand Control2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
SoftwareCelestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight47 lbs (21.31 kg)
Included ItemsAdvanced VX Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 2 x 12 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | Hand Control Holster

In the Box
Celestron Advanced VX 9.25" f/10 EdgeHD Telescope
  • Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Mount
  • NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ)
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • 2" with 1.25" adapter Star Diagonal
  • Tripod
  • 12VDC Car/Vehicle Power Adapter and Cord
  • Two Year Limited Warranty

  • 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: Good
    Photography: Yes
    Terrestrial Photography: No
    Lunar Photography: Yes
    Planetary Photography: Yes
    Star Cluster / Nebula / Galaxy Photography: Yes


     

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