Celestron Advanced VX 8" Newtonian Telescope (AVX)

Manufactured by: Celestron
Model: 32062


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Advanced VX 8" Newtonian Telescope #32062

Large aperture at an affordable price, our Advanced VX 8” Newtonian provides 78% more light-gathering abilities compared to the 6” model.  The parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a sharper image near the edge of the field of view. This scope is great for intermediate visual observers and beginning astroimagers looking for a large aperture with lots of light-gathering power. As you grow in your hobby, you can continue to enjoy all the high-level features of the Advanced VX.

Quick Overview

    • 8” (200mm) f/5 optical design gives excellent wide field views
    • 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)

    Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
    Aperture (mm)200 mm (7.87 in)
    Focal Length (mm)1000 mm (39 in)
    Focal Ratio5
    Eyepiece 1 (mm)20 mm (0.79 in)
    Magnification 150 x
    Optical TubeAluminum
    Fastar CompatibleNo
    TripodAdjustable, Stainless Steel
    Tripod Legs2"
    Weight (lbs)71 lbs (32 kg)
    Power SupplyCar battery adapter
    Highest Useful Magnification472 x
    Lowest Useful Magnification29 x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude14
    Resolution (Rayleigh)0.7 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes)0.58 arc seconds
    Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)816 x
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction2.2" in (56 mm)
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter28 %
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area7.81 %
    Optical Tube Length27" in (686 mm)
    Optical Tube Weight14 lbs (6.35 kg)
    Telescope Weight71 lbs (32 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)
    Counterweights2 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

    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.

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