Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD Telescope

Model #12031

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Specifications

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
B h photo.34921152
24 March 2019
6.0/10

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.

B h photo.34921152
17 July 2016
10/10

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...

B h photo.34921152
8 June 2018
10/10

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.

B h photo.34921152
11 March 2019
8.0/10

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.

B h photo.34921152
5 October 2015
8.0/10

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.

B h photo.34921152
2 April 2019
8.0/10

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.

B h photo.34921152
24 March 2019
6.0/10

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...

B h photo.34921152
25 August 2018
8.0/10

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.

B h photo.34921152
7 July 2018
10/10

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

B h photo.34921152
30 August 2017
10/10

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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