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Product no.: 33055

Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD 800 AVX GoTo

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Product description

More about the series Advanced VX...

The EdgeHD optical system combines all of the compact power popularized by the SCT with an improved high definition optical system for wide field, astrograph quality images. As a visual instrument, EdgeHD optics deliver pinpoint images even with your widest field eyepiece. You can search for all of the Messier Catalog objects, and see hundreds of other NGC, IC and Caldwell objects with amazing clarity. For astro imaging, EdgeHD optics produce aberration-free images across your favorite CCD or DSLR camera. All EdgeHD optics are designed to produce an extremely flat focal plane precise enough to match the strict tolerances of the largest commercial CCD detectors, allowing stars to be in tight focus to the very edge of the chip.

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
EdgeHD-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm)
203
Focal length (mm)
2032
Aperture ratio (f/)
10
Resolving capacity
0,57
Limit value (mag)
13,3
Light gathering capacity
840
Max. useful magnification
406
Tube weight (kg)
5,9
Coating
Starbright XLT
Tube construction
Full tube

Reflector


Main mirror´s construction
spherical
secondary mirror design
spherical
Secondary mirror obstruction
31
Ventilation for central mirror
yes
Adjustable
yes
corrector plate coatings
Starbright XLT
Secondary mirror diameter (mm)
64

Focuser


Type of build
Internal

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
Load capacity (kg)
14
Power supply
12
Connections
3x Aux
Autoguider interface
yes

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
Interfaces
USB 2.0
Tracking modes
parallactic - North-South

Tripod


Type
Tripod
Material
Steel
Accessory plate
yes
Tripod leg diameter (mm)
51
Max. tripod height (cm)
163
Min. tripod height (cm)
112
Weight (kg)
8,2

Included accessories


Finder scope
9x50
1.25'' eyepieces
40mm
Deviating optics
1.25", 90° star diagonal
cigarette lighter socket
yes
Corrector
integrated
Prism rail
Vixen-Style
Counterweights (kg)
5,4

General


Series
Advanced VX
Total weight (kg)
28

Area of application


Moon & Planets
yes
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
Nature Observation
no
Astrophotography
yes
Sun
not recommended (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

Recommended for


Beginners
yes
Advanced
yes
Observatories
no

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Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD 800 AVX GoTo
The new, rigid AVX mount from Celestron for instruments of up to 14kg
Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD 800 AVX GoTo
Included accessories
Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD 800 AVX GoTo
Example of use - connecting a Skyris series planetary camera

Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD 800 AVX GoTo
Example of use - connecting to a DSLR camera

Customer reviews

Very happy with the EdgeHD800 + AVX

Review by PabloV on 11.04.2018 11:51:34

( 5 / 5 )

Shipment was excellent. No problems at all.

The telescope came with a 40 mm Plossl, which is decent. HOWEVER, I strongly recommend buying a wide field eyepiece around 35mm (68 deg or more). My most used eyepiece is a Baader Aspheric 36 mm. I use this eyepiece for larger objects and deep sky, and as a finder eyepiece. The ES 28 mm at 68 deg is also REALLY good, and I prefer it over the Baader eyepiece for deep sky objects. For planets, I recommend eyepieces below 20 mm (I use 13 mm Ethos and a Baader Zoom, both excellent). At 8mm, the image is quite dim, I normally stay at 10 mm. I also recommend an eyepiece around 20 mm. Note that this SCT comes with a 1.25 inch diagonal, and does therefore not support 2 inch eyepieces. I strongly recommend upgrading to a 2 inch diagonal. I only use 2 inch eyepieces and filters nowadays. My diagonal is the Baader Click lock (very nice, highly recommend it).

The finder scope is very good and I use it a lot to find objects.

The AVX mount is also very good, in particular for visual it works excellent (for serious AP, a bigger mount is necessary). The mount is not that heavy if you disassemble it, it is manageable (I do everything myself, I am 33 years). In the beginning, it took some time to set up, but now I do it within 10 minutes smoothly. Polar alignment is not so difficult if you practice. Star alignment is also quite easy using Celestrons hand controller. I use two star alignment, which is VERY good and easy. The program can also add extra calibration stars, and if I want good alignment I use up to 5 stars. I normally use the following stars that are easy to identify in the eyepiece: Mizar, Arcturus, Betelgeuse, Caph and Deneb. GoTo works excellent and I always use it. Be sure to purchase a good battery and cables! I bought a TS Optics lead acid battery, which works excellent.

Observing: With this telescope I have seen Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Nepture, all amazing. The moon was stunning and beautiful. To observe the moon, you will need a polarizing filter (I use Orion 2 inch). I went to a star party the other day and I lost count of the number of galaxies that I saw with this telescope (Andromeda, Whirlpool, Bodes, Cigar and many galaxies in the Virgo cluster that I don't know the name of). I have also seen the Orion, Own and Ring nebulas. If you go to a dark place, this scope will show you a lot! You will not be disappointed. For deep sky I used Baader Aspheric 36 mm and ES 28/68 eyepieces mostly. On some star clusters, the Nagler 20mm is really nice! This scope is indeed capable!

NOTE: The SCT can give you views of about 1.3 deg (true field of view). For comparison, the moon is 0.5 deg. Constellations, such as the Pleiades, do not fit. The double cluster is also an extended object, and it fits barely if you use 36 mm Baader Aspheric. If I want wider fields, then you want another type of telescope. I am myself looking for a rich field telescope, probably an APO 80 mm, to complement my SCT. I will probably mount it on my EdgeHD 800.

AP: As for AP, I have tried taking pictures with a DSLR camera. The images on the moon are stunning, but on other objects, they are only OK (exposure times of 20 s are possible/reasonable). I got one good image of the double cluster, and some decent images on M13 and Orion nebula. I haven't tried it on the planets yet. Note that I don't have guide scope or other advanced AP gear.

Conclusion
For a complete novice in the astronomy field, or someone that is not so strong, I would perhaps recommend something smaller and cheaper, e.g. 6 or 5 inch SCT on a Nexstar mount, maybe an 8 inch SCT on Nexstar at most. This options is somewhat cheaper and have lower overall weight. If you are a serious amateur and beginner, the EdgeHD 800 on AVX is a very good place to start, and you will have a telescope with good tracking, good overall quality, and that is capable for planets and deep sky objects. In the future, you can also do some serious AP with the telescope if you purchase a better mount. I strongly recommend this telescope.

Amazing telescope and mount for beginmers!

Review by G. R. on 14.03.2017 17:11:22

( 5 / 5 )

Bought this baby from Astroshop last January and i'm still learning its full potential!
Amazing, portable and very good price/quality ratio!
Thanks Astroshop!!

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