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Celestron Advanced VX 6 Inch Newtonian Telescope

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Celestron Advanced VX 6 Inch Newtonian Telescope

SKU: 32054

For those new to astronomy and astroimaging, the Advanced VX 6” Newtonian is an excellent entry-level setup that can grow with you. The Newtonian optical design is excellent for visual observing and offers you the largest aperture for the price. Combined with our Advanced VX mount, you’ll have all the tools you need to learn the basics of imaging.

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.

  • 6” (150mm) 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)

How it Works

Once your telescope is aligned with two bright star, All-Star allows you to choose any bright star listed in the NexStar hand control to assist in accurately aligning your telescope's mount with the North Celestial Pole. Using the telescope's Sync function, the mount is able to point and center a bright star with a high degree of accuracy. Once centered, the mount will point the telescope to the exact position that the star should be if the mount were precisely polar aligned. By simply adjusting the mounts altitude and azimuth controls to re-center the star in the center of the eyepiece, you are actually moving the mounts polar axis to the exact position of the North Celestial Pole.

Celestron All-Star Polar Alignment Technology

German Equatorial Mounts (GEM) have long since been recognized as the mount of choice for astrophotography. Needing to track in only one axis for long exposures; adjustable counterweights and tube position for perfect balance, the GEM has few short comings when it comes to imaging. In order to do long-exposure astro-imaging, an equatorially aligned telescope is needed to allow your telescope to properly track the motion of the sky. However accurate tracking still depends on an accurate polar alignment. Even with a visible star very near the North Celestial Pole (NCP), the true celestial pole can be a very elusive place to find without assistance.

Now select Celestron mounts can utilize a new innovative Polar alignment procedure called All-Star™. All-Star allows users to choose any bright star, while the software calculates and assists with polar alignment.

Specifications & Dimensions

Optical Tube Info
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm) 150 mm (5.91 in)
Telescope Type Computerized (GOTO)
Focal Length 750 mm (30 in)
Focal Ratio 5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 38 x
Finderscope 6x30
Mount Info:
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
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.75" in (44 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 30%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 8.78%
Optical Tube Length 27" in (686 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 10 lbs (4.54 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 1 x 12 lbs
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty 

2-year Warranty:

For two years, Celestron will cover repairs or replacement of this product in cases of defective components. This warranty shall be void and of no force of effect in the event a covered product has been modified in design or function, or subjected to abuse, misuse, mishandling or unauthorized repair. Further, product malfunction or deterioration due to normal wear is not covered by this warranty.

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