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Model: 32054Brand: CelestronDesign: ReflectorSize: 6" (150mm)Computerized: Computerized GOTOLevel: IntermediateMount Type: Equatorial
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GOTO Telescopes Used For Visual And Astroimaging
Quick Overview:6” (150mm) f/5 optical design gives excellent wide field viewsParabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better imageInteger gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gearNew 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 degrees latitudeImproved electronics contain increased memory for future expansionNexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
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.
Optical Design Newtonian ReflectorAperture (mm) 150 mm (5.91 in)Focal Length (mm) 750 mm (30 in)Focal Ratio 5Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)Magnification 1 38 xFinderscope 6x30Optical Tube AluminumFastar Compatible NoTripod Adjustable, Stainless SteelTripod Legs 2"Weight (lbs) 56 lbs (25 kg)Power Supply Car battery adapterHighest Useful Magnification 354 xLowest Useful Magnification 21 xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.93 arc secondsResolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 459 xSecondary 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)EQ Mount Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)Tripod Height (Max) 64" in (1626 mm)Tripod Height (Min) 44" in (1118 mm)Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)Counterweight Bar 12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)Counterweights 1 x 11 lbsLatitude Range 7-77 degMotor Drive Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axesSlew Speeds Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximumTracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and LunarTracking Modes EQ North and EQ SouthAlignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System AlignCommunication Ports 2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttonsDatabase 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objectsPower Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)Internal Clock YesGPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
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