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SC 279/2800 advanced VX AS-VX 11" GoTo telescope

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Product description

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Celestron SC telescopes:

Despite the long focal length of these telescopes, the OTA itself has a very short length, making the system a compact telescope which is extremely easy to transport. Light first hits an aspherically figured Schmidt corrector plate and is then thrown onto a spherical main mirror. This reflects the light back up, throwing it onto a secondary mirror which subsequently throws it back in the direction of main mirror. The light then passes through a central hole in the main mirror and into the focuser at the bottom of the OTA. Thus the system is closed and hence does not suffer from air turbulence which could degrade the image. Of course this also means that the system is optimally protected from dust. The Schmidt plate is multi-coated, ensuring bright images which do not suffer from stray light reflections.

This telescope provides a very good image, boasting high contrast and definition and provides a lot of pleasure when planetary observing. The Schmidt-Cassegrain design provides a good all-round system suitable for both observing and astrophotography and with an enormous range of optional accessories available. Using the bottom end of the OTA to look through means easy orientation. The system is also optimal for occasional terrestrial observing, e.g. birdwatching at close range. Celestron SC telescopes have an aperture ratio of around 1:10 which, so astrophotography is also very easily possible.

Main mirror focusing means a very large range of focus is made available, which allows virtually any common accessory to be used. Two pre-loaded ball bearings are used in the main mirror focus positioning mechanism in order to prevent 'mirror shift' - a typical problem when using simple bushings. The use of high quality materials such as CNC-milled aluminium components, cast steel and stainless steel guarantees extreme robustness with low weight. This means that a very heavy mount is unnecessary, not always the case for other telescope designs.

Features of these telescopes:


  • long focal length with short OTA
  • low weight aluminium OTA
  • high quality XLT multi-coating
  • closed system
  • pre-loaded ball bearings for low mirror shift main mirror focusing

All new Celestron mount AVX

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. The AVX 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.

It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.

We provide extra help:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
  • We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
  • Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.

Specifications

Optics


Type
Reflector
Type of build
Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm)
279
Focal length (mm)
2800
Aperture ratio (f/)
10
Resolving capacity
0,41
Limit value (mag)
14
Light gathering capacity
1590
Max. useful magnification
558
Tube weight (kg)
12
Tube material
Aluminium
Tube length (mm)
610
Coating
Starbright XLT
Tube construction
Full tube

Reflector


secondary mirror design
spherical
Secondary mirror obstruction
34
Main mirror´s construction
spherical
Ventilation for central mirror
no
Adjustable
no
Secondary mirror diameter (mm)
95

Focuser


Type of build
Internal
Connection ( to eyepiece)
2

Mount


Mounting type
Equatorial
Type of build
AVX
GoTo control
yes
Encoder
yes
Cable-guide
external
Mounting saddle
Vixen & Celestron CGE
Motors
Servomotors
Polar elevation setting (°)
7 - 77
Power supply
12
Load capacity (kg)
14
Weight (kg)
7,7

GoTo control


Database
40.000
GPS
optional
Tracking speeds
sideral, solar and lunar
GoTo Language
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Alignment method
2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Software
Nexstar+
WIFI
optional
Polar Alignment
All-Star Polar Alignment
PEC correction
yes
Remote
Celestron PWI

Tripod


Type
Tripod
Material
Steel
Tripod leg diameter (mm)
51
Accessory plate
yes
Weight (kg)
8,2
Max. tripod height (cm)
1626
Min. tripod height (cm)
1118

Included accessories


Finder scope
9x50
1.25'' eyepieces
40mm
Counterweights (kg)
3x5
Polar finder scope <p>
no
Deviating optics
1.25", 90° star diagonal
Eyepiece adaptor
1,25" - 2"
Prism rail
Vixen-Style

General


Series
Advanced VX
Total weight (kg)
43

Area of application


Moon & Planets
yes
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
Nature Observation
no
Astrophotography
yes
Sun
no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

Recommended for


Beginners
yes
Advanced
yes
Observatories
no

Recommended accessories

Telescope accessories > Prisms & Diagonal mirrors (5)
Diagonal mirror

Celestron Diagonal mirror Twist-Lock 2"

$ 369.00*
Telescope accessories > Adaptors (3)

Baader 2" ClickLock SCL clamp (C11-C14) for large SC telescopes

$ 105.00*
Telescope accessories > Transport & storage (11)
Carrying bag

Geoptik Pack in Bag Celestron AVX

$ 62.00*
Telescope accessories > Dew shields & Ventilation (4)
Soft dew shield cap

Celestron Soft dew shield cap C11

$ 51.00*
Telescope accessories > Cables & power supplies (4)
Power pack

Baader Outdoor 60W / 12.8V / 5A power mains adapter

$ 71.00*
Telescope accessories > Other (8)

Celestron T-adapter for C5, 6, 8, 9.25, 11, 14

$ 36.90*
Eyepieces (3)
Eyepiece

Omegon LE Series Eyepiece, 14.5mm, 1.25''

$ 149.00*
Eyepieces (4)
Eyepiece

Omegon SWA 38mm eyepiece, 2”

$ 179.00*
Eyepieces (3)

Omegon Suitcase with eyepieces and accessories

$ 199.00*
Eyepieces > Other (5)
Eyepiece

APM 2", 30mm, 80° UW eyepiece

$ 114.00*
Filters > Moon filters & Polarizing filters (5)
Filters

Baader Filters 2" neodymium Moon and Skyglow filter

$ 152.00*
Filters > Nebulae filters (8)
Filters

Omegon Filters Nebula/ city light filter 1.25 ''

$ 39.90*
Filters > Other (2)
Filters

Omegon Filters Color filter set 1,25'' (6 pieces)

$ 69.00*
Astrophotography > Cameras (3)
Camera

Celestron Camera NexImage Burst Monochrom

$ 383.00*
Astrophotography > Camera adaptor (4)
Projection adapter

Omegon Camera adapter 1.25"

$ 24.90*
Astrophotography > Camera mounts (4)

Omegon Easypic Universal Smartphone Adapter

$ 129.00*
Astrophotography > Other (2)
Guidescope

Omegon Guidescope module finder

$ 99.00*
Mountings & accessories > Controls (4)

Ertl Elektronics RS232 adapter for Celestron mounts

$ 63.00*
Mountings & accessories > Other (5)
Counterweight

Celestron Counterweight for Advanced VX mount

$ 88.00*
Observatories (1)

Omegon Tent observatory

$ 189.00*
Media (3)
Star chart

Omegon Star chart Planisphere

$ 14.90*
Outdoor (2)
Headlamp

Omegon LED headlamp

$ 13.90*
Maintenance & Cleaning > Lens cleaners (4)

Celestron Professional lenses cleaning set

$ 23.90*
Maintenance & Cleaning > Other (2)

Omegon microfibre cleaning cloth 20cm x 20cm

$ 4.90*
Globes & Maps (1)
Continent map

Oculum Verlag Sky Quality Map Europe

$ 17.90*
Solar Observation (2)
Solar Filters

Baader AstroSolar telescope solar filter ASTF 280mm

$ 186.00*

*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Celestron SC 279/2800 advanced VX AS-VX 11" GoTo telescope
The new, rigid AVX mount from Celestron for instruments of up to 14kg
Celestron SC 279/2800 advanced VX AS-VX 11" GoTo telescope
The NexStar hand control for easy GoTo operation
Celestron SC 279/2800 advanced VX AS-VX 11" GoTo telescope
Included accessories
Celestron SC 279/2800 advanced VX AS-VX 11" GoTo telescope

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Celestron SC 279/2800 advanced VX AS-VX 11" GoTo telescope

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