Celestron Advanced VX 6″ Refractor Telescope

£1,799.00

  • Celestron 6″ (150mm) f/8 refractor and Advanced VX German equatorial mount package
  • Perfect for high contrast planetary views
  • Accessories include a 20mm eyepiece and 9×50 finderscope
  • Advanced VX mount is the most compact and portable of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as their larger mounts with minimal flexure and an improved industrial design
  • Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 13.6kg (30 lbs)
  • High-torque motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances and for smoothly driving heavy loads
  • Every feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and more
  • Ergonomic design for easy disassembly into compact portable components
  • Track across the meridian without interference from the motor housings
  • Latitude range for use between 7 – 77° latitude.
  • Improved electronics with increased memory for future expansion
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
CPWIAll-Star Polar AlignmentNexRemoteStarry Night

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Description

The Celestron Advanced VX 6” Refractor telescope package offers an excellent entry- to mid-level astronomical equipment setup that can grow with you. The 6” refractor telescope offers no obstruction of the aperture and at a focal ratio of f/8, the telescope provides the highest possible contrast when viewing celestial objects, especially the planets.

Celestron’s Advanced VX (AVX) series mount is the smallest of its computerised GOTO equatorial mounts and is designed for use with up to medium sized telescopes with the mount able to carry just over 13kg of payload. The AVX has been designed and engineered from the ground up with astroimaging in mind and sets a new standard in mid-level telescope mounts. It provides many of the features that are found on Celestron’s more sophisticated German equatorial mounts, but at an extremely affordable price. It is designed to provide superior performance for small to mid-size 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).

The mount includes ports for a hand control, an autoguider, and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories (e.g. StarSense). The NexStar+ hand control gives you instant access to all the functions the mount has to offer. With automatic slewing and menu descriptions, any level of astronomer can master this mount in just a few observing sessions. The AVX also has an impressive tripod with 2” diameter steel legs providing an extra-wide stance for improved stability.

The mount can now be used with Celestron’s PWI (CPWI) software, co-developed with the PlaneWave Instruments, which is an all-in-one solution offering you many of the same features used on PlaneWave’s observatory-class telescopes. 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. this 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. For more information on CPWI and to see the user interface, click here.

Please note: a new dual CG-5/CGE saddle version is being phased in across the AVX model range as new stocks arrive in the UK. The image below shows the dual saddle.

Celestron AVX Dual Saddle

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Specifications
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture150mm (6″)
Focal Length1200mm (47″)
Focal Ratiof/8
Focal Length of Eyepiece 120mm (.8″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 160x
Finderscope9×50
Star Diagonal1.25″ Star Diagonal
Optical TubeAluminum
Highest Useful Magnification354x
Lowest Useful Magnification21x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh).93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes).77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)459x
Secondary Mirror ObstructionNone
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by DiameterNone
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by AreaNone
Optical CoatingsFully Coated
Optical Tube Length1295mm (51″)
Optical Tube Diameter171.45mm (6.75″)
Optical Tube Weight19 lbs (8.62 kg)
DovetailCG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerised 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
Computerised 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 Weight78 lbs (35.38 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
Downloads

Advanced VX Manual

Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software Instruction Manual

NexRemote Telescope Control Software

Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM) Software

CPWI Software

Additional information

Weight45.477 kg
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