Celestron Advanced VX 5 SCT

£1,349.00✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  c5sct-vx-12025
Part Number:  12025

For the intermediate visual observer and beginning astroimager, the Celestron Advanced VX 5” SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a solid GoTo mount.

The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design is ideal for imagers and visual observers looking for a telescope that is much more portable than the reflector or refractor. The Schmidt-Cassegrain design also eliminates chromatic aberration, making it a good choice for entry-level astroimaging.

The new Advanced VX mount is specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Features include permanent programmable periodic error correction, all star polar alignment, autoguider support and the ability to image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Compared to the earlier CG5-GT mount the Advanced VX also has larger base castings for improved stability under heavier loads and upgraded motors for more torque. 


  • 5” (125 mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • 6x30 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • Autoguider port for long exposure imaging
  • 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.
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

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What's in the box

  • Telescope OTA
  • Advanced VX Mount
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 25mm Eyepiece


Optical DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm)125 mm (5 in)
Telescope TypeComputerized (GOTO)
Focal Length (mm)1250 mm (49.2 in)
Focal Ratio10
Eyepiece 1 (mm)25mm
Magnification 150x
TripodAdjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Legs2"
Total Kit Weight25.85kg (57lbs)
Power SupplyCar battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification295x
Lowest Useful Magnification18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude13
Resolution (Rayleigh)1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.93 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power
(Compared to human eye)
Optical Tube Length356mm (14")
Optical Tube Weight3.08 kg (6.8lbs)
EQ Mount Head Weight7.7kg (17lbs)
Tripod Height (Max)1626mm
Tripod Height (Min)1118 mm
Tripod Weight18.16kg
Counterweights1 x 5.4kg
Latitude Range7-77 deg
Motor DriveLow cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Slew SpeedsNine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesEQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Communication Ports2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)
Computer Hand ControlDouble line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Power Requirements12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Internal ClockYes
GPSOptional SkySync GPS Accessory

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Celestron Advanced VX Manual

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Q1. Does this comes with a 90 deg star diagonal?

Yes - this does come with a 1.25 inch, 90 degree diagonal.

Q2. Does this comes with a serial cable for connection to a PC?

No, unfortunately this is not supplied with a computer serial cable. These are available separately at our website here: Serial cable for Skywatcher and Celestron mounts (Choose the 'Celestron' option).

Many newer computers come without an RS-232 port so to use this cable you will need a USB to RS-232 adapter which we can also provide: Celestron USB to RS-232 Adapter.

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