CELESTRON - Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope

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    • 6” (150mm) f/5 optical design gives excellent wide field views
    • Parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image
    • The most compact and portable of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as our larger mounts with minimal flexure and an improved industrial design
    • Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 30 lb
    • Every feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and more
    • Dual saddle plate is compatible with narrow CG-5 dovetails and wider CGE dovetail. Also compatible with Vixen format dovetails longer than 100mm, but not compatible with Losmandy D format plates.
    • Latitude range allows the mount to perform between 7° and 77° latitude
    • Accessories include a 20mm eyepiece and 6x30 finderscope

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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 Reflector
  • Aperture (mm) 150 mm (5.91")
  • Focal Length 750 mm (30")
  • Focal Ratio 5
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1 38x
  • Finderscope 6x30
  • Highest Useful Magnification 354x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification 21x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
  • Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.93 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 459x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction 44 mm (1.75")
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 30%
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 8.78%
  • Optical Tube Length 686 mm (27")
  • Optical Tube Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
  • Telescope Type Computerized (GOTO)
  • Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
  • Tripod Leg Diameter 2"
  • Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
  • Mount Height (Max) 1626 mm (64")
  • Mount Height (Min) 1118 mm (44")
  • Weight of Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs