Mile High Astronomy

Advanced VX 80mm APO Astrophotography Bundle

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  • $2,149.00
  • Regular price $2,199.00

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We are bundling one of our favorite astrophotography mounts with some of our favorite APO refractors to create these amazing limited time astrophotography packages! This package with the venerable Celestron Advanced VX mount and the Meade Series 6000 80mm APO makes the perfect astrophotography portable imaging setup to pair with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera.

Comprised of:

  • Meade Series 6000 80mm APO Triplet f/6 Refractor
  • Meade Hard Case for 80mm APO
  • Meade 0.8x Focal Reducer/Flattener
  • Celestron Advanced VX Equatorial Mount
  • FREE Celestron Polar Alignment Scope ($54 value)


  • Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 30 lbs
  • 40,000 object database

The new AVX 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. 

Experienced imagers will love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site, with all the performance of their larger observatory mount. Or, if you’re new to imaging, this mount will help you get started with the hobby and keep up with your needs for years to come. 

Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1118mm - 1626mm (44" – 64")
Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
Latitude adjustment range 7° - 77°
Mount Head Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
Dovetail Compatibility Vixen/CG-5 saddle plate
Number of Auxiliary ports 3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories)
Autoguide port Yes
USB Port Yes, input on Hand Control
Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (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 NexStar+ hand control with LCD display, 19 fiber-optic backlit LED buttons
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 lbs (21.31 kg)
Included Items Advanced VX Equatorial Head| Tripod| Accessory Tray|1 x 12 lbs counterweight| NexStar+ Hand Control| DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)


  • 80mm 3-element ED
  • Native f/6 480mm focal length
  • Aluminum Hard Carry Case Included

These telescopes were built with the observer and imager in mind.  With the three element optical design using the highest grade extra-low dispersion optical glass, false color is virtually eliminated, yielding astonishing color correction, contrast, and sharpness. Combined with the dedicated 0.8x Focal Reducer/Flattener, the Series 6000 80mm becomes an f/4.8 imaging powerhouse.

Series Series 6000 APO Refractors
UPC 709942360202
Warranty 1 Year
Focus System 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser
# of Elements 3
Experience Level Intermediate, Advanced
Clear Aperture 3.1"
Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 1.4478
Focuser Mechanism 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser
Dovetail Vixen®-style
Dew Shield Yes
Assembled Product Weight 6.9 lbs.