Celestron Advanced VX 6″ Refractor

Reference 22020

£2,199.00 VAT inc

This refractor setup features an f/8 objective lens, which can create dazzling images of the planets

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Our Description

  • 6” (150mm) f/8 objective lens is perfect for high contrast planetary views
  • 2” Focuser allows use with 2” and 1.25” accessories
  • 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.

For planetary imaging and brighter deep-sky objects, many astroimagers say there’s no better choice than a refractor. Unlike Schmidt-Cassegrain or Newtonian telescopes that have a secondary mirror, refractors offer no obstruction of the aperture, giving you the highest possible contrast.

About The Mount

The new Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. You’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX features significantly larger base castings than our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.

Optical Design Refractor
Aperture (mm) 150 mm (5.91 in)
Telescope Type Computerized (GOTO)
Focal Length 1200 mm (47 in)
Focal Ratio 8
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 60 x
Finderscope 9×50
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter 2″
Highest Useful Magnification 354 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 21 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 459 x
Optical Tube Length 51″ in (1295 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 19 lbs (8.62 kg)
Mount Height (Max) 64″ in (1626 mm)
Mount Height (Min) 44″ in (1118 mm)
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 2 x 12 lbs
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty

WIFI

Celestron’s telescopes reach a new level with integrated WiFi! Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smart device. Connect your device to your WiFi telescope’s built-in wireless network and explore the universe with Celestron’s SkyPortal mobile app for iOS and Android.

Or upgrade your compatible Celestron computerized telescope with the SkyPortal WiFi module. SkyPortal provides full wireless control of your telescope and turns your smart device into your own personal planetarium and observatory!

SKYPORTAL

http://www.celestron.com/support/celestron-skyportal   Celestron’s newest planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the ISS. SkyPortal includes everything you need to experience the night sky in an exciting new way.

STARSENSE

http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/astronomy/accessories/navigation/starsense-autoalign-for-sky-watcher-mounts With Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology, telescope alignment has never been easier! Just attach the StarSense AutoAlign accessory, push the Align button on the hand control or smart device, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database.

In about three minutes, it’s gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.

 

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