Celestron C8 Edge-HD VX GOTO

Celestron C8 Edge-HD VX GOTO
 Celestron C8 Edge-HD VX GOTOCelestron C8 Edge-HD VX GOTO 
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Model:  c8edgehd-vx-12031
Part Number:  12031
Brand:  Celestron

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INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • Telescope OTA
  • VX Mount
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • 40mm Eyepiece

The Celestron Advanced VX 8” Edge-HD is a capable astroimaging package that combines Celestron's new Advanced VX mount with the Edge-HD optical system.

Astronomy Now Review - March 2014

This versatile package allows up to 3 different f-stop configurations. Users can attach a camera to the rear of the telescope and image at f/10, or attach Celestron's optically-matched focal reducer (coming soon) and image at f/7. Additionally, EdgeHD is Fastar/Hyperstar compatible, giving imagers the option to shoot at an ultra-fast f/2!

No matter which configuration you choose, EdgeHD optics delivers pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the CCD sensor.

With an 8-inch optical tube and the portable Advanced VX mount this setup can be easily transported and assembled by one person and offers plenty of load capacity to attach your camera and other accessories.

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. 

FEATURES

  • 8” (2032mm) f/10 Edge HD includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • Edge HD optical design fully corrects for coma and field curvature, delivering a truly flat field
  • Built-in tube vents with integrated 60 micron mesh filters allow hot air to be released behind the primary mirror
  • Fastar compatible tube comes with removable secondary mirror for fast f/2.8 imaging
  • 9x50 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)

Product Specifications

Optical DesignEdgeHD
Aperture (mm)203 mm (7.99 in)
Telescope TypeComputerized (GOTO)
Focal Length (mm)2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio10
Eyepiece 1 (mm)40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 151 x
Finderscope9x50
Optical TubeAluminum
Fastar CompatibleYes
TripodAdjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Legs2"
Weight (lbs)59 lbs (27 kg)
Power SupplyCar battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude14
Resolution (Rayleigh)0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power
(Compared to human eye)
841 x
Optical Tube Length17" in (432 mm)
Optical Tube Weight13 lbs (5.9 kg)
EQ Mount Weight17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Tripod Weight18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Counterweight Bar12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)
Counterweights1 x 11 lbs
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

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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