Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD Telescope

Model: 12031

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General Information

Optical Design EdgeHD
Aperture (mm) 203 mm (7.99 in)
Telescope Type Computerized (GOTO)
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 51 x
Finderscope 9x50
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter 2"
Highest Useful Magnification 480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 841 x
Optical Tube Length 17" in (432 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 13 lbs (5.9 kg)
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
User Reviews
24 March 2019

Great mount. Great scope. Together, what a pain. whithout added weight youre on the ground 50% of the time observing if you are not realigning because it crashed into the tripod leg. A mount extension beautifully solves every problem except nobody makes one.

17 July 2016

I have owned 4 scopes before this one. 4 much larger reflectors. I have to say, this scope outperforms all of them! After initial purchase I did have problems getting the mount to align (im in Southern hemisphere), and thought it was owing to the mount being new and a bug in the handcontroller...

8 June 2018

Great image quality. Outstanding sharpness across entire image. Field flatness is very good. My previous scope was a Meade LX90 (also an 8-inch SCT) and the C8 Edge HD is noticeably better quality.

11 March 2019

I like the sturdiness of the mount and the tripod. The counterweight has been claimed to be insufficient, but for my Newtonian telescope with a DSLR camera, an eyepiece projection, finder scope and the eyepiece attached to it was, on the contrary, more than enough.

5 October 2015

Great scope! I had anticipated a little blue coloring on the achromat even at f 8 but there was nothing I could detect. Also I suspected the included 20 mm Plossl would not be the best but it's very good indeed.

2 April 2019

Excellent optic in small package...still doing many experiments withEdgeHD CG-5 8. At first observation Of Messier 41 (also known as M41 ) is an open cluster in the constellation Canis Major. I would say it is pretty sharp to the edge and living up to the expectation.

24 March 2019

This is my first go to mountIt is sturdy and easy to get the hang of. I bought this as a combo with the CR6 refractor. I cant recommend purchasing this combo unless you buy an extension of 6 to 8 inches for the scope to be high enough to comfortably view and for the scope to not crash into the...

25 August 2018

I had a learning curve on the "goto" mount to hurdle. I don't find the menus and such to be as intuitive as I was expecting. Now that I have a better understanding of what the prompts are really saying, and I am intentionally avoiding certain of the choices, I am getting along much better.

7 July 2018

This is a great telescope . Loaded it on a eq6 tripod . very good image .

30 August 2017

Awesome Equatorial mount. I used it to record the entire Great American Total Solar Eclipse August 21st, 2017, from start to finish. Nice construction, very sturdy. Very manageable.

Product Highlights
  • 8" (2032 mm) f/10 Edge HD includes StarBright XLTcoatings for better light transmission
  • Edge HD optical design fully corrects for coma andfield curvature, delivering a truly flat field
  • 9x50 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars
  • Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
  • Autoguider port for long exposure imaging
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming
  • Type: Aplanatic EdgeHD Telescope
  • Aperture: 8" (203mm) Aperture
  • Series: Celestron Advanced VX
In The Box
  • Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Mount
  • NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ)
  • 40mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal
  • Tripod
  • 2-Year USA Warranty
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