Celestron Advanced VX 9.25" EdgeHD Telescope
- 9.25” (235 mm) f/10 EdgeHD optical tube fully corrects for coma and field curvature, delivering a truly flat field
- Native f/10 focal ratio can achieve the image scale necessary to capture the smallest of deep sky objects—or image at f/7 with optional focal reducer and f/2 with third-party lens assembly
- Premium patented StarBright XLT optical coatings provide maximum light transmission
- Compact and portable Advanced VX mount offers a maximum instrument capacity of 30 lb with the same rigidity as our larger mounts and minimal flexure
- Every feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and more.
- Dual saddle plate is compatible with narrow CG-5 dovetails and wider CGE dovetail.
- Accessories included: 25 mm eyepiece, 1.25” Star Diagonal, and a 6x30 finderscope
The Celestron 9.25” EdgeHD Advanced VX (AVX) telescope is a specialized instrument designed for astrograph-quality images that sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes. With its EdgeHD optical tube and the sturdy Advanced VX equatorial mount and tripod, this kit provides unparalleled views of the planets, up-close views of the lunar surface (including craters and maria), and stunning deep sky images. You will be amazed at the optical performance from this great 9.25" scope, whether you are doing visual observing or imaging!
EdgeHD Optical Design: The EdgeHD is an aplanatic, flat field Schmidt optical system that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system reduces more than just off-axis star coma; it provides an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view. EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than competing coma-free designs. This guarantees visibly sharp stars across the largest imaging sensors available. Of course, it is also great for visual use.
The Advanced VX mount is designed to provide superior performance for smaller telescopes while taking advantage of Celestron’s most advanced technologies: All-Star Polar Alignment, Celestron PWI telescope control software, SkyAlign, and permanently programmable periodic error correction (PPEC).
If you’re an experienced imager, you’ll love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site and enjoying all the conveniences of a larger observatory mount. Or, if you’re new to imaging, Advanced VX will help you get started with the astronomy hobby and keep up with your needs for years.
Computerized German Equatorial mount: The Advanced VX is the smallest of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts. The computerized GoTo capability automatically tracks objects as they move across the night sky. The Advanced VX mount includes ports for a hand control, an autoguider, and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories. The NexStar+ hand control gives you instant access to all the functions your mount has to offer. With automatic slewing and menu descriptions, astronomers of all skill levels can master this mount in just a few observing sessions. Payload capacity: The payload capacity for the Advanced VX is 30 pounds. It offers a sturdy platform for the 9.25” EdgeHD optical tube, even when paired with optional accessories, (not including counterweights). The Advanced VX also has an impressive tripod for its class with 2”-diameter steel tripod legs, providing an extra-wide stance for improved stability.
Dual saddle plate - As of early 2019, Advanced VX mounts now include a new dual saddle plate that accommodates both CG-5 and CGE-style dovetails. Switching between the two saddle plates is simple. Just move the hand knobs into a separate set of holes. This means you can use your Advanced VX mount not only with the 9.25” EdgeHD, but virtually any optical tube within Advanced VX’s weight limit. The mount is compatible with Vixen format dovetails 100 mm or longer, but not compatible with Losmandy D format plates (regardless of plate manufacturer).
Celestron PWI Telescope Control: Your Ultimate Astronomy Software - All current Celestron computerized telescopes include Celestron PWI (CPWI), the most advanced astronomy software provided with any consumer-grade telescope. Celestron’s experts co-developed CPWI with the engineers at PlaneWave Instruments. The result is an all-in-one solution offering you many of the same features used on PlaneWave’s observatory-class telescopes.
Graphical planetarium interface with PointXP advanced mount modelling allows you to add 100+ points to your alignment model for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible. Ideal for remote observatory setups: save and re-load your alignment and park your scope. Provides a complete ASCOM telescope interface to allow control of the telescope from third party software applications. Starry Night Software - Also included with your purchase of this scope is a free download of Celestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software. This advanced software by Simulation Curriculum offers detailed information about celestial objects and helps you plan your next observing or imaging session. The software also includes telescope control via your PC.
The Advanced VX 9.25” EdgeHD comes complete with a 25 mm eyepiece, a 1.25” star diagonal, and a 6x30 finderscope. An optional Barlow lens (NOT included) can provide additional magnification for high-resolution planetary, lunar, and solar imaging, or add an optional reducer lens. And, of course, all EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging. Each EdgeHD tube is fitted with a removable secondary mirror and is opto-mechanically aligned on a laser bench to ensure it is axially symmetric in any configuration.
What's In The Box:
- Celestron Advanced VX 9.25” EdgeHD Schmidt Telescope
- 25 mm Eyepiece
- 1.25" Star Diagonal
- 6x30 Finderscope
- Exclusive Dual Saddle Plate
- Advanced VX Mount W/Celestron Control NexStar + Hand Box
- Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software
- 2x 12 lb Counterweights
- Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod w/ Accessory Tray
- DC Power Cable
- Hand Control Holster
- Instruction Manual
- 2-Year Celestron Warranty
|Aperture||235 mm (9.25")|
|Focal Length||2350 mm (93")|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece||23 mm (.91")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece||102x|
|Star Diagonal||2" with 1.25" adapter|
|Highest Useful Magnification||555x|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||34x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||14.4|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||0.59 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.49 arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)||1,127x|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||85 mm (3.35")|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter||36%|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area||13%|
|Optical Coatings||StarBright XLT|
|Optical Tube Length||559 mm (22")|
|Optical Tube Diameter||271.78 mm (10.7")|
|Optical Tube Weight||21 lb (9.53 kg)|
|Dovetail||CGE Dovetail bar|
|Mount Type||Computerized Equatorial|
|Instrument load capacity||30 lb (13.6 kg)|
|Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)||1118 mm - 1626 mm (44" – 64")|
|Tripod Leg Diameter||50.8 mm (2") Stainless Steel|
|Latitude adjustment range||7° - 77°|
|Mount Head Weight||17 lb (7.71 kg)|
|Tripod Weight||18 lb (8.16 kg)|
|Weight of Counterweights||2 x 12 lb|
|Slew Speeds||9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tracking Modes||EQ North & EQ South|
|Dovetail Compatibility||Dual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)|
|Number of Auxiliary ports||3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories|
|USB Port||Yes, input on Hand Control|
|Power Requirements||12 Volts DC 3.5 A (tip positive)|
|Motor Drive||DC servo motors|
|Alignment Procedures||2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align|
|Periodic Error Correction||Yes|
|Computerized Hand Control||2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection|
|NexStar+ Database||40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects|
|Software||Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App|
|Total Kit Weight||47 lb (21.31 kg)|
|Included Items:||Advanced VX Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 2 x 12 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | Hand Control Holster|