We are pleased to announce two mount and telescope packages from Celestron coming soon. Each package features Celestron’s Advanced VX (AVX) mount.
The AVX mount is a high quality, portable but sturdy, GOTO mount that features Celestron’s easy set up procedure and All-Star Polar Alignment. The mount can also be used with Celestron’s PWI (CPWI) software, co-developed with the PlaneWave Instruments. The software features a graphical planetarium interface and includes PointXP advanced mount modelling which allows you to add 100 points to your alignment model for the mount for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible and makes the AVX with the CPWI software and ideal solution for remote access observatory setups. The mount can also be controlled via the ASCOM telescope interface so it can be used with third party software applications.
First package is the 8″ Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA). This telescope, which is for imaging purposes only, delivers a flat field without optical aberrations for razor sharp stars across a wide field of view and its f/2 focal ratio allows you to capture images fast. The combination of the 8″ RASA and the AVX makes this a great portable imaging system. You can find more information on this telescope here.
The second package also introduces a new telescope optical tube in the form of a 7″ Maksutov Cassegrain OTA. The telescope has a f/15 focal ratio and provides high contrast views of the planets and lunar landscapes, which makes it a perfect instrument for serious planetary imagers and visual observers. Like with the RASA 8, this telescope also comes with Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings to ensure maximum light transmission. For more information see the link here.
We will let you know when these telescopes become available.