The Celestron Advanced VX 8″ Newtonian Telescope is a beast! The massive 8″ Newtonian Telescope on the Advanced VX mount not only looks good, but performs too! Gathering 87% more light then a 6″ Newtonian telescope, the 8″ gives fantastic views. Enjoy many nights out with the planets and deep sky objects as you peruse through the NexStar+ hand controllers 40,000 object data base. Utilize the 2″ focuser with 2″ eyepieces and you will be amazed at what lies beyond our Earth. 2″ eyepieces are absolutely incredible in this telescope!
The 8″ Newtonian telescope also comes DSLR ready. Unscrew the 1.25″ adapter and mount a DSLR with a T-ring with ease. The 8″ Newtonian telescope has a focal length of 1000mm and a focal ratio of f5. This allows the telescope to gather light at an efficient pace while not producing much coma or other optical imperfections.
The Advanced VX is a solid mount with excellent features for the price. The motors do a great job with weight imbalances and you can achieve great pictures with precise tracking. Period error correction records and corrects any play in your gears for even better tracking. The maximum capacity on the mount is 30lbs and it is rock solid on the dovetail end. The Advanced VX 8″ Newtonian Telescope comes with 2, 11 lb counter weights.
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