Viewing the Andromeda galaxy or the Great Orion nebula through a telescope eyepiece is one thing, but photographing those night sky objects and sharing the beauty with others can be a hobby in itself. Celestron designed their Advanced VX series telescopes to give astronomy buffs the tools they need to pursue both kinds of celestial observing at a high level.
The included VX mount puts many of the benefits of a full-sized equatorial mount into a package that is less costly and more portable. That way, you can find your favorite place from which to photograph the night sky, and rest assured that your telescope can come along for the ride. The Edge HD optics can be configured for three different f-stops, from a fast f/2.8 for short exposures to f/10 for a longer exposure. The Autoguider with programmable periodic error correction helps to track deep sky objects through long exposures, a technique that can bring out colors and subtle details that are too faint to be seen by simply looking through the eyepiece.
Advanced optical design
Finding a fantastic view of the heavens is a great feeling. The optical design of the Advanced VX telescope maximizes your ability to turn that view into a stunning photograph, with StarBright XLT mirror coatings for better light transmission. The optical design fully corrects for common imaging problems like coma and field curvature, delivering a truly flat image to your camera's "eye."
Motorized for your convenience
The motorized VX mount makes it easier and faster to find objects in the night sky. It's smooth, accurate and has the torque needed to move the scope and camera together. It makes for easy stargazing using your eyes, or for taking unforgettable photos with a camera. If you're not sure how to find what you're looking for, use the built-in, removable Nexstar+ hand controller to guide you through the telescope's database of 40,000 stellar objects, choose one, then let the motorized scope bring it into view.