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Model: 12025Brand: Celestron
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For the intermediate visual observer and beginning astroimager, the Advanced VX 5” SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a solid GoTo mount. The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design is ideal for imagers and visual observers looking for a telescope that is much more portable than the reflector or refractor. The Schmidt-Cassegrain design also eliminates chromatic aberration, making it a good choice for entry-level astroimaging.
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.
5” (125 mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmissionInteger gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.Autoguider port for long exposure imagingNew motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalancesUpdated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aestheticsNew design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housingsImproved latitude range. Can be used between 7 – 77° latitude.SPECIFICATIONS
Optical Tube Info: Optical Design: Schmidt-CassegrainAperture: 125mm (5")Focal Length: 1250mm (49.2")Focal Ratio: f/10Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (.98")Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 50xFinderscope: 6x30Star Diagonal: 1.25" Star DiagonalOptical Tube: AluminumHighest Useful Magnification: 295xLowest Useful Magnification: 18xLimiting Stellar Magnitude: 13Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.11 arc secondsResolution (Dawes): .93 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 329xSecondary Mirror Obstruction: 50mm (1.96")Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 40%Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 16%Optical Coatings: StarBright XLTOptical Tube Length: 355.6mm (14")Optical Tube Diameter: 180mm (7")Optical Tube Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.08 kg)Dovetail: Vixen/CG-5 Dovetail bar
Mount Info: Mount Type: Computerized EquatorialInstrument load capacity: 30 lbs (13.6 kg)Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 1118mm - 1626mm (44" – 64")Tripod Leg Diameter: 50.8mm (2") Stainless SteelLatitude adjustment range: 7° - 77°Mount Head Weight: 17 lbs (7.71 kg)Accessory Tray: YesTripod Weight: 18 lbs (8.16 kg)Weight of Counterweights: 1 x 12 lbsSlew Speeds: 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/secondTracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and LunarTracking Mode: EQ North & EQ SouthGPS: N/ADovetail Compatibility: Vixen/CG-5 saddle plateNumber of Auxiliary ports: 3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessoriesAutoguide port: YesUSB Port: Yes, input on Hand ControlPower Requirements: 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)Motor Drive: DC servo motorsAlignment Procedures: 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick AlignPeriodic Error Correction: YesComputerized Hand Control: 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connectionNexStar+ Database: 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objectsSoftware: Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal AppTotal Kit Weight: 57 lbs (25.85 kg)
Included Items: Advanced VX Equatorial Head / Tripod / Accessory Tray / 1 x 12 lbs counterweight / NexStar+ Hand Control / DC Power Cable (item# 18769) / Hand Control Holster
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