Celestron Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Model: 12079

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General Information

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 150 mm (5.91 in)
Telescope Type Computerized (GOTO)
Focal Length 1500 mm (59 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 75 x
Finderscope 6x30
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter 2"
Highest Useful Magnification 354 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 21 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 459 x
Optical Tube Length 16" in (406 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Mount Height (Max) 64" in (1626 mm)
Mount Height (Min) 44" in (1118 mm)
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
15 May 2019

I really like this mount.- The mount allows me to make polar alignment without having views to Polaris(I do not have views to thenorth), If you simply do the alignment with 3 stars, the mount tells you what is the error you have and allows you to perform the polar alignment through the process...

30 December 2016

This is the first mount I have owned, and I have to admit that I'm impressed. I am just entering into this great hobby and purchased a 4" refractor for the purpose of learning astrophotography.

B h photo.34921152
3 June 2016

I used this for backyard astronomy. So far after 2 months, I find it a very good upgrade from my Celestron Nexstar 4SE. For Deepky, its f/5 - I used it with the Canon DSLR. For Planetary imaging - I used it with a barlow (up to 3x), and a Celestron Skyris 132c camera.

19 October 2016

More than happy with it. With some reading and learning, you can get an excellent polar alignment and get at least 5 minutes without autoguiding system. With the proper autoguider, I´m getting at least 10minutes exposures.

B h photo.34921152
3 September 2017

I got this because I want to expand into astrophotography and so far I like it a lot. There is a learning curve as with all new equipment but I'm getting there. I'm using a Canon Rebel T1i as my learning camera.

27 May 2013

My use is in Astrophotography and although buying this at the wrong time of the year it has worked out great. The mount is very strong for the weight and has been used both in a piggy back configuration with a DSLR (200mm and a 500mm prime lenses) as well as using the Celestron 6in SCT with the DSLR...

B h photo.34921152
26 August 2015

I purchased this setup mainly for the mount. The scope is ok but I don't use it to much. The mount in my opinion is awesome. In the past I have spent more than half of my observation time trying to get a decent alignment and now I spend less than 30 min setting up the mount.

1 April 2013

This mount replaces an older LXD-750 mount that I used for many years. The VX is well-constructed and carries my C-11 or Televue-85 plus guidescopes and guiders/cameras well. I am very pleased with it as a larger portable mount.

5 January 2017

Great mount paired with an 8" OTA. Good for taking astro photos.

B h photo.34921152
13 March 2017

5 stars because It was free. Bought with celestron advanced vx mount for same price as the mount alone! Comes woth collimation circle on the primary mirror and was perfectly collimated out of the box.

Product Highlights
  • 6" (150 mm) f/5 optical design gives excellent wide field views
  • Parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image
  • Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
  • Improved electronics contain increased memory for future expansion
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming
  • Type: Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Aperture: 6" (152mm) Aperture
  • Series: Celestron Advanced VX
In The Box
  • Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Mount
  • 20mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal
  • Tripod
  • NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ)
  • 2-Year USA Warranty
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