For planetary imaging and brighter deep-sky objects, many astroimagers say there’s no better choice than a refractor. Unlike Schmidt-Cassegrain or Newtonian telescopes that have a secondary mirror, refractors offer no obstruction of the aperture, giving you the highest possible contrast. This refractor setup features an f/8 objective lens, which can be paired with one of our Nightscape CCD cameras to image brighter deep-sky objects or our NexImage 5 Solar System Imager to create dazzling images of the planets.6” (150mm) f/8 objective lens is perfect for high contrast planetary views
About the Mount
The new Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. You’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX features significantly larger base castings than our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.
*Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.
Celestron Advanced VX 6" Refractor Telescope Features:
2” Focuser allows use with 2” and 1.25” accessories
Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
Autoguider port for long exposure imaging
New motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances
Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
New design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings
Improved latitude range. Can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude.
NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
| Model || CEL-22020 |
| Manufacturer || Celestron |
| Optical Design || Refractor |
| Aperture (mm) || 150 mm (5.91 in) |
| Focal Length (mm) || 1200 mm (47 in) |
| Focal Ratio || 8 |
| Eyepiece 1 (mm) || 20 mm (0.79 in) |
| Magnification 1 || 60 x |
| Finderscope || 9x50 |
| Star Diagonal || |
| Mount || |
| Optical Tube || |
| Accessory Tray || |
| Tripod || Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Adjustable |
| Power Supply || Car battery adapter |
| 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 |
| Angular Field of View (deg) || |
| Secondary Mirror Obstruction || 2.2" in (56 mm) |
| Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter || 37 % |
| Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area || 14 % |
| Optical Coatings || |
| Telescope Weight || |
| Tripod and Mount Weight || 18 lbs (8.16 kg) |
| Motor Drive || |
| Motor Resolution || 0.1406 |
| Tracking Rates || |
| Tracking Modes || |
| Alignment Procedures || |
| Software Precision || |
| Periodic Error Correction || |
| Fork Arm || |
| Gear || |
| Bearings || |
| Motor Ports || |
| Communication Ports || |
| Computer Hand Control || |
| Database || |
| Power Requirements || |
| Cord Management || |
| GPS || |
Celestron Limited Warranty
Celestron warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the length of time specified by this product to the original owner. Each product will list the warranty for it on our website.
Celestron will repair or replace the product which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship and within the definitions of the limits described below.
This warranty is effective January 1, 2012, and supersedes all other warranties as noted in brochures, instruction manuals, product packaging, etc.
This warranty does not cover products that have been subject to abuse, misuse, physically damaged, altered, or had unauthorized repairs or modifications. This warranty does not cover defects due to normal wear and tear and other conditions.
Celestron shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace any binocular or spotting scope covered by this warranty within thirty calendar days of receipt. If it takes longer, the customer will be notified.
If warranty problems arise, or if you need assistance in using your product, please contact our Customer Service.
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