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Model: 12031Brand: CelestronDesign: SCTSize: 8" (200mm)Computerized: Computerized GOTOLevel: AdvancedMount Type: Equatorial
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GOTO Telescopes Used For Visual And Astroimaging
Quick Overview:8” (2032mm) f/10 Edge HD includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmissionEdge HD optical design fully corrects for coma and field curvature, delivering a truly flat fieldBuilt-in tube vents with integrated 60 micron mesh filters allow hot air to be released behind the primary mirrorFastar compatible tube comes with removable secondary mirror for fast f/2.8 imaging9x50 optical finderscope for locating alignment starsInteger 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 degrees latitude.NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Advanced VX 8” EdgeHD: truly the ultimate entry-level astroimaging package. This package combines the groundbreaking new Advanced VX mount with Celestron’s best optics, the EdgeHD optical system. This setup offers the astroimager maximum versatility – allowing up to 3 different f-stop configurations. Users can attach a camera to the rear of the telescope and shoot at f/10, or attach our 8-inch focal reducer (coming soon) and shoot at f/7. Additionally, EdgeHD is Fastar/Hyperstar compatible, giving imagers the option to shoot at ultra-fast f/2. No matter which configuration you choose, EdgeHD technology gives you pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the CCD sensor.
With an 8-inch optical tube and our portable Advanced VX mount, this setup can be easily transported and assembled by one person. You’ll also have plenty of load capacity to attach your camera and other accessories. This setup is simple enough for a beginner to use, but can also provide years of enjoyment for sophisticated astroimagers.
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 EdgeHDAperture (mm) 203 mm (7.99 in)Focal Length (mm) 2032 mm (80 in)Focal Ratio 10Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57 in)Magnification 1 51 xFinderscope 9x50Optical Tube AluminumFastar Compatible YesTripod Adjustable, Stainless SteelTripod Legs 2"Weight (lbs) 59 lbs (27 kg)Power Supply Car battery adapterHighest Useful Magnification 480 xLowest Useful Magnification 29 xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 14Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc secondsResolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 841 xOptical Tube Length 17" in (432 mm)Optical Tube Weight 13 lbs (5.9 kg)EQ Mount Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)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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