This telescope will be available again in early 2021.
- Celestron Advanced VX 203mm (7.99″) Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope on Computerized GoTo Equatorial Mount
- Diameter: 203mm (8″)
- Focal Length: 2032mm
- F/Ratio: F/10
- Finder Scope: 6×30 Finderscope
- Star Diagonal: 1.25″
- Eye Piece: 20mm
- Magnification: X102 (20mm eyepiece)
- Light Gathering Power: 841X
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
- Optical Tube Length: 432mm (17″)
- Optical Tube Weight: 4.54kg (10lbs)
- Tripod Weight: 5.9 kg (13lbs)
- Counterweight: 1 X 5.44kg (12lbs)
The iconic 203mm (7.99″) Schmidt-Cassegrain has been known for decades as Celestron’s most beloved telescope. Now beginner to intermediate astrophotographers 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 our fully featured Advanced VX mount, you have a setup that is ready for both imaging and visual observing. The Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope design is ideal for imagers and visual observers looking for a telescope that is much more portable than either the reflector or refractor. The SCT design also eliminates chromatic aberration, making it a good choice for entry-level astro-imaging.
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.
- 203mm (7.99”) f/10 SCT includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission
- Autoguider port for long exposure imaging
- Parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image
- Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear
- 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
- Improved electronics contain increased memory for future expansion
- NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
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Free shipping or pick-up in the Greater Victoria Area. For customers outside the Greater Victoria Area, please contact us for shipping arrangements to order this product, owing to the size of this telescope and mount.