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Model: 12046Brand: CelestronDesign: SCTSize: 9.25" (235mm)Computerized: Computerized GOTOLevel: AdvancedMount Type: Equatorial
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GOTO Telescopes Used For Visual And Astroimaging
Quick Overview:9.25” (235mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission33% more light gathering than a 8” telescope without the weight of the 11” optical tube6x30 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 9.25” SCT is an excellent choice for intermediate level astroimagers looking to gather 33% more light than our 8” telescope, but without the added weight of our 11” optical tube. No single piece of this kit weighs more than 20 lbs, making it easy for one person to transport and assemble. This f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope features Celestron’s StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission and a 6x30 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars.
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 Schmidt-CassegrainAperture (mm) 235 mm (9.25 in)Focal Length (mm) 2350 mm (93 in)Focal Ratio 10Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)Magnification 1 94 xFinderscope 6x30Optical Tube AluminumFastar Compatible YesTripod Adjustable, Stainless SteelTripod Legs 2"Weight (lbs) 77 lbs (35 kg)Power Supply Car battery adapterHighest Useful Magnification 555 xLowest Useful Magnification 34 xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 14.4Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.59 arc secondsResolution (Dawes) 0.49 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 1127 xOptical Tube Length 22" in (559 mm)Optical Tube Weight 20 lbs (9.07 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 2 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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