Celestron Advanced VX 6 150mm f/5 Go-To Reflector Telescope

BH #CEAVX6N • MFR #32054
Celestron Advanced VX 6 150mm f/5 Go-To Reflector Telescope
Key Features
  • 150mm Newtonian Reflector Optical Tube
  • 750mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
Celestron paired a Go-To mount with a large-aperture OTA to produce this Advanced VX 6 150mm f/5 Go-To Reflector Telescope. Pairing the fully motorized and computer-controlled mount with a Newtonian reflector scope produces an observation platform optimized for deep-space viewing and astroimaging. Its optical tube features a 6" (150mm) parabolic mirror to draw in copious amounts of light — even light from distant deep space objects like binary stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Its fast f/5 focal ratio allows for short exposure times, which means more images can be captured for later stacking in post. A 1.25" holder on the focuser drawtube allows the use of the most popular size of accessories like the included eyepiece.
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Celestron Advanced VX 6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube Assembly
  • 3NexStar+ Hand Controller
  • 4Mount and Tripod
  • 5Included Accessories

Celestron paired a Go-To mount with a large-aperture OTA to produce this Advanced VX 6 150mm f/5 Go-To Reflector Telescope. Pairing the fully motorized and computer-controlled mount with a Newtonian reflector scope produces an observation platform optimized for deep-space viewing and astroimaging. Its optical tube features a 6" (150mm) parabolic mirror to draw in copious amounts of light — even light from distant deep space objects like binary stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Its fast f/5 focal ratio allows for short exposure times, which means more images can be captured for later stacking in post. A 1.25" holder on the focuser drawtube allows the use of the most popular size of accessories like the included eyepiece.

The OTA attaches to the motorized equatorial mount via a Vixen-style dovetail plate and saddle for fast assembly and breakdown. Outfitted with dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors and digital encoders, the mount head moves and tracks objects with high-precision and almost no vibrations to ensure clear views. Its wide 7-77° latitude range and head design allows it to track below the meridian line to allow you to start observing earlier if its set up on a hill or deck, and will clear the motors to avoid having to perform a meridian flip when it's tracking low in the sky. Guiding the mount is the NexStar+ computer hand controller. Packed with more than 40,000 objects, it has multiple alignment procedures to get users observing faster, with multiple automatic tracking rates to accurately follow fast-moving close objects like the Moon and planets and slower deep space celestial bodies. With features such as user-defined objects, customizable guided tours, and expanded info on over 500 objects in its database even novice users can quickly learn about the Universe.

Optical Tube Assembly

  • 150mm (6") aperture
  • Fast f/5 focal ratio
  • 750mm focal length
  • Newtonian reflector optical configuration
  • Fully coated optics increases light transmission, and improves contrast and color rendition
  • Resolution: Rayleigh: 0.93 arcsec; Dawes Limit: 0.77 arcsec
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 1.75"; 30° by diameter; 8.78° by area
  • Sturdy rack-and-pinion focuser
  • 1.25" focuser drawtube accepts the most common size eyepieces and accessories
  • Dovetail plate for easy attachment to mount head

NexStar+ Hand Controller

  • 4-line, 18-character LCD display
  • Pre-loaded 40,000+ object database
  • Intuitive menu-driven user interface
  • Nine selectable slew speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 0.3°/sec, 1.0°/sec, 2°/sec, 4°/sec
  • Multiple alignment procedures: 2-Star All-Star Polar Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
  • Precise All-Star Polar Alignment with 2-Star alignment mode eliminates the need for conventional and time-consuming Polar Alignment
  • Sky Tour mode: Identifies the best objects in the sky based on the current date, time, and location, and automatically slews to those objects
  • Multiple tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) allows users to program out tracking errors for more accurate tracking over time
  • Backlash compensation trains out play in drive gears for more accurate tracking
  • Use in the Northern or Southern hemispheres
  • LED-backlit interface buttons
  • RS-232 serial communication port for remote PC control
  • Dedicated Autoguider communication port
  • Selectable languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Flash updateable operating system and database via the Internet
    Database:
  • Solar system: Includes the Moon, sun, and planets
  • Star catalogs: Lists of all the brightest stars, binary stars, variable stars, constellations and selected asterism
  • Deep sky: Galaxies, Nebulae and Clusters, the complete Messier and select NGC objects, alphabetical list of all deep sky objects by their common name
  • 100 user-defined objects for customization
  • Enhanced information on more 200 objects including coordinates, history, and mythology

Mount and Tripod

    Advanced VX German Equatorial Mount:
  • 30 lb payload capacity
  • Dovetail saddle for easy attachment of OTA
  • Dual-axis low cog DC servo motors with encoders provide smooth, low-vibration movement
  • 7-77° latitude range for tracking passed meridian without requiring a meridian flip to avoid hitting counterweights or motors
  • Includes 12" counterweight bar with two 12-pound counterweights
  • Runs on 12 VDC car/vehicle power supply
    Tripod:
  • Stainless steel legs
  • 2" diameter upper legs
  • 44-64" height adjustment range

Included Accessories

Eyepiece:

  • 20mm focal length produces 37.5x magnification
  • 1.25" barrel diameter
  • Accepts most astronomical eyepiece filters
  • Fold-down rubber eyecup prevents peripheral light interference

6x30 Finderscope:

  • Relatively low magnification provides a wide field of view for fast manual acquisition of subjects, and easy star-hopping navigation
UPC: 050234320542

Celestron Advanced VX 6 Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
Aperture150 mm / 6"
Focal Length750 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
FocuserSingle-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
DiagonalNone
FinderscopeYes
Mounting SystemVixen Style
Optical Tube DimensionsLength: 27" / 68.6 cm
Mount
TypeMotorized; German Equatorial Dual Fork
GoTo CapabilityYes, NexStar+ Computer Hand Controller
Counterweight1 x 12.0 lb / 5.4 kg
Tripod
TypeAdjustable, 2-Section
Tripod Height Adjustment Range44.0 to 64.0" / 111.8 to 162.6 cm
Material of TripodStainless Steel
General
BatteriesNone
Adapter12 VDC
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight10.0 lb / 4.5 kg (OTA)
18.0 lb / 8.2 kg (Tripod)
Packaging Info
Package Weight79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1"
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