Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope

Product Details

  • 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 6×30 finderscope

Additional Information:

Optical Design:Newtonian Reflector
Aperture:150mm (6″)
Focal Length:750mm (30″)
Focal Ratio:f/5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:20mm (.8″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1:38x
Star Diagonal:N/A
Optical Tube:Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification:354x
Lowest Useful Magnification:21x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh):.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes):.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye):459x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction:44mm (1.75″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:30%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:8.78%
Optical Coatings:Fully Coated
Optical Tube Length:686mm (27″)
Optical Tube Diameter:184.15mm (7.25″)
Optical Tube Weight:10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Dovetail:CG-5 Dovetail bar
Mount Type:Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity:30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod):1118mm – 1626mm (44″ – 64″)
Tripod Leg Diameter:50.8mm (2″) Stainless Steel
Latitude adjustment range:7° – 77°
Mount Head Weight:17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Accessory Tray:Yes
Tripod Weight:18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights:1 x 12 lbs
Slew Speeds:9 slew speeds – max speed 4°/second
Tracking Rates:Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes:EQ North and EQ South
Dovetail Compatibility:Dual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary Ports:3 AUX Ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX Ports for optional accessories)
Autoguide Port:Yes
USB Port:Yes, input on Hand Control
Power Requirements:12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Motor Drive:DC servo motors with encoders on both axes
Alignment Procedures:2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error Correction:Yes
Computerized Hand Control:2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 Port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database:40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software:Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software and SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight:57 lbs (25.85 kg)
Included Items:Advanced VX Equatorial Head and tripod
Accessory Tray
1 x 12 lbs counterweight
NexStar+ Hand Control
DC Power Cable (item# 18769)
Hand Control Holster
Solar Warning
  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.


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