Celestron Advanced VX 700 Inch Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope


Sale price$2,099.00


Designed with the discerning mid-level backyard astrophotographer in mind, the Celestron Advanced VX 700 180mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope is a powerful astronomical tool that remains manageable and portable. Combining a large-aperture catadioptric optical tube assembly (OTA) with the strong and stable Advanced VX mount produces an observational and imaging rig that can reveal stunning details of the moon and planets with the ability to resolve dimmer deep-sky objects and split close double stars.


Optical Tube Assembly

  • 180mm (7") diameter aperture enables near and deep-sky viewing without being prohibitively large or heavy for easy transport to viewing locations
  • Long 2700mm focal length provides a high magnification potential
  • Front convex meniscus lens corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations as well as comas (off-axis aberrations) across the entire field of view
  • Smaller secondary mirror versus Schmidt-Cassegrains reduces obstructions and increases the contrast
  • Proprietary StarBright XLT fully multi-coated optical system
  • Resolution: 0.64 arcsec (Rayleigh), 0.52 arcsec (Dawes)
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 40mm (1.57"), 22% by diameter, 5% by area
  • Internal single-speed primary mirror focusing mechanism
  • 2" visual back accepts larger eyepieces and accessories


StarBright XLT Coating System:

  • Multi-layer mirror coatings made from layers of aluminum, SiO2 (silicon dioxide), and TiO2 (titanium dioxide)
  • Reflectivity is flat across the light spectrum, for both astrophotography/astro-imaging
  • Multi-layer anti-reflective coatings made from layers of MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide)
  • High-transmission Water White glass corrector lens with 97.4% light transmission

NexStar+ Hand Controller

  • Intuitive menu-driven user interface
  • Nine Slew Speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 0.3°/sec, 1.0°/sec, 2°/sec, 4°/sec
  • Multiple Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, and Solar
  • Anti-Backlash Correction: Trains out intrinsic play in gears for smoother movement and tracking
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): Improves tracking precision for long-exposure astrophotography and imaging
  • 40,000-object database
  • 100 user-defined objects for customization
  • Filters for creating custom object lists
  • Solar system: All seven planets plus the moon, sun, and Pluto
  • Custom lists of all the brightest stars, double stars, variable stars, and asterisms
  • Custom lists of all the best galaxies, nebulae, and clusters as well as the complete Messier catalog and select NGC objects
  • All-Star Polar Alignment system enables the user to choose any bright star in the sky, not just the North (Pole) Star, and the system will calculate and assist in accurate polar alignment for better tracking during long-exposure astrophotography
  • Alignment options: One- or Two-star, Solar system, Quick, and Last
  • Sky Tour: Based on location, date, and time, the system shows the best objects in the sky and automatically slews to them
  • Object Info: Provides useful information about the selected object such as magnitude and constellation; includes extended information about 200 popular objects
Physical characteristics::
  • 2-line, 16-character LCD window with red backlighting for comfortable viewing without affecting night-adjusted vision
  • 19 function keys, backlit in red
  • Micro-USB port: Connect to a computer, for use with software programs for point-and-click slewing capability and updating firmware via PC

Mount and Tripod

Advanced VX Mount:
  • German equatorial design is ideal for long-duration tracking and long-exposure astrophotography
  • 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 past meridian without requiring a meridian flip to avoid hitting counterweights or motors
  • Includes 12" counterweight bar with one 12 lb counterweight
  • Powered via the included 12 VDC car/vehicle power plug
  • Stainless steel legs
  • 2" diameter upper legs
  • 44-64" height adjustment range
  • Center tray holds accessories and stabilizes legs to reduce vibration

Included Accessories

  • Large 2" nosepiece provides a wide field of view for comfortable viewing
  • 28mm focal length delivers a low 96x magnification
  • Threaded to accept most 2" eyepiece filters
  • 2" nosepiece accepts larger eyepieces, 2" snout allows it to fit into larger focusers without needed adapters
  • 90° angle places the user's head in a comfortable viewing position, especially when the OTA is aimed directly overhead
  • Star configuration corrects view horizontally, but the view remains reversed
Reducer Adapter:
  • Inserts into the visual back or diagonal to allow the use of the more common 1.25" eyepieces and accessories
  • Simple drop-in design for fast changes from 2" to 1.25" gear
  • Low 8x magnification preserves a wide field of view to more easily find alignment or guide stars
  • Large 50mm aperture helps to see dimmer objects and stars for more alignment options and finding guide stars for auto-guiding during long-exposure astrophotography
  • Includes mounting bracket


WE SHIP IN 1 BUSINESS DAY and we package professionally. We are interested in BUYING your photographic equipment as well. We are Camera Exchange located in Waterford, Michigan. 



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