The Celestron Advanced VX 8 inch SCT has many exciting features for users of all types. Yes, the improved AVX, like the original AVX, is compatible with Vixen format dovetail plates. All current Celestron computerized telescopes include Celestron PWI (CPWI), the most advanced astronomy software suite provided with any consumer-grade telescope. Accessories. Advanced VX 8 SCT General Features. Can easily see the bands on Jupiter and 4 of the Galilean moons (see photo- which is an overexposed eyepiece view). The Schmidt-Cassegrain design also eliminates chromatic aberration, making it a good choice for astroimaging. Each piece weighs 20 pounds or less, though, so it is still simple to lift the pieces to assemble, and when disassembled the telescope is compact enough to take along in a car to set up in the great outdoors; however, it is a little too large to hike far with. About the Mount The Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. ED stands for "extra-low dispersion," which refers to the composition and optical properties of the glass used for the lenses. Also pretty satisfied with the images I've gotten of the Great Red Spot using the Neximage camera. Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Write a review. Enter it during checkout! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Our patented SkyAlign alignment technology makes setting up a computerized telescope simple, fast, and accurate. 6x30 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars Celestron’s aplanatic EdgeHD optics revolutionized astroimaging. Autoguider port for long exposure imaging, Previous page of related Sponsored Products. I have an optical tube equipped with a Losmandy D dovetail mounting plate. Planetarium software package which provides easy-to-understand explanations and impressive visuals of all kinds. So, how do I mount my optical tube with a Losmandy D dovetail plate onto the improved AVX? The NexStar+ hand control gives you instant access to all the functions your mount has to offer. The Advanced VX mount includes ports for a hand control, an autoguider, and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories. I have an optical tube equipped with a Vixen dovetail mounting plate. control and Sky Viewer display makes selecting your target easy. Advanced VX 800 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA) Telescope. Compatible with Vixen format dovetails 100mm or longer, not compatible with Losmandy D format plates (regardless of plate manufacturer). No retailers currently carry this product. I have a Losmandy D format dovetail plate, but it is not manufactured by Losmandy. 6x30 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars. Now beginner to intermediate astroimagers can have their own C-8 at an extremely affordable price. Great for home, classroom, or home-school use, this kit includes all the essential items you’ll need to begin exploring the wonders of the microscopic world. Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2016. I picked it as a compromise of weight/portability, aperture, price, capability of seeing our moon, the planets and deep-sky objects, and capability to do both visual observation and astrophotography. Read more. nleash the full pointing accuracy of your Celestron computerized telescope with a specialized telescope control software suite. Great close up views of moons craters. Advanced VX 9.25" EdgeHD Telescope Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear. CPWI has an extensive object database, employs PointXP mount modeling, and more. The Celestron Advanced VX 8in Schmidt-Cassegrain is rather weighty when it’s fully assembled, making it best for backyard stargazing. https://www.celestron.com/products/advanced-vx-8-schmidt-cassegrain-telescope, //cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1935/4371/products/12026_Advanced_VX_8_SCT_01.jpg?v=1596838705, //cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1935/4371/products/12026_Advanced_VX_8_SCT_01_medium.jpg?v=1596838705, Schmidt Cassegrain Optical Tubes and Telescopes, filter-mount::Computerized_German_Equatorial, filter-Optical Design::Schmidt-Cassegrain, technology::celestron-pwi-telescope-control-software, technology::celestron-starry-night-software, technology::starbright-xlt-optical-coatings, Ultima Edge - 30mm Flat Field Eyepiece - 2", Ultima Edge - 24mm Flat Field Eyepiece - 1.25", Ultima Edge - 18mm Flat Field Eyepiece - 1.25", Ultima Edge - 15mm Flat Field Eyepiece - 1.25", Ultima Edge - 10mm Flat Field Eyepiece - 1.25", Dielectric Star Diagonal, 1.25” with Twist-Lock, Dielectric Star Diagonal, 2” with Twist-Lock, NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter, EclipSmart Solar Filter - 8” SCT and EdgeHD, T-Adapter for Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes, Optical Tube Carrying Case (8/9.25/11 SCT or EdgeHD), Illuminated Right Angle Correct Image Finderscope, Not compatible with #93648 Off-Axis Guider, not compatible with #93519 2" Mirror Diagonal (discontinued), Currently not compatible due to mechanical interferences, 8” (203.2mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission, 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. 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