Celestron C8 SCT VX GOTO

Celestron C8 SCT VX GOTO
  
£1,549.00

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Model:  c8sct-vx-12026
Part Number:  12026
Brand:  Celestron

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INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • Telescope OTA
  • VX Mount
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 20mm Eyepiece

The iconic 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain has been known for decades as Celestron’s most beloved telescope. Now beginner to intermediate astroimagers can have their own “C-8” at an extremely affordable price. This classic design has been upgraded with our StarBright XLT coatings for maximum light transmission. Combined with the fully featured Advanced VX mount, you have a setup that is ready for both imaging and visual observing. 

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” (203mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
  • 84% more light gathering than a 6” telescope.
  • 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)
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm)203 mm (7.99 in)
Telescope TypeComputerized (GOTO)
Focal Length (mm)2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio10
Eyepiece 1 (mm)20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification 1102 x
Finderscope6x30
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 Height (Max)64" in (1626 mm)
Tripod Height (Min)44" in (1118 mm)
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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