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Celestron C8-SGT-XLT Advanced Series 8" Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope with CG-5 GT Computerized EQ Mount & XLT Coatings

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About this item

For a completely automated GoTo system, the C8-SGT (#11026) comes mounted on the CG-5 GT computerized EQ mount and allows access to features like automatic star alignment capability and GoTo slewing to over 40,000 objects. Equipped with high speed motors and hand control, the C8-SGT allows you to remotely slew your telescope to desired objects quickly and accurately. No matter at what level you are starting out, this precision instrument will satisfy your needs both visually and photographically.

CG-5 Mount. Precision engineered for stability
The new German Equatorial mount has precision worm gears on both axes for extremely smooth stability. The key element that makes this system the most stable in its class is the NEW 2" Stainless Steel heavy-duty tripod legs with larger and more substantial legs that offer excellent damping characteristics for more stable views. The CG-5 also has a convenient latitude scale for easier alignment and an optional polar finder scope for the ultimate in precision alignments.

StarBright XLT high transmission optical system design:
There are three major components that make up the Star Bright XLT high transmission optical system design:
1. Unique enhanced multi-layer mirror coatings
2. Multi-layer anti- reflective coatings
3. High Transmission Water White glass.
These three components of the StarBright XLT coatings result in one of the finest coatings available.

What's Included With This Item

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain, 2032mm focal length (f/10), Starbright XLT Coatings, 6x30 finderscope, 25mm E-LUX eyepiece (81x)
  • 1-1/4", star diagonal -1-1/4", visual back
  • 1-1/4", Heavy Duty (CG- 5) German Equatorial Computerized GT Mount, The Sky Level 1 CD ROM, Rugged adjustable height 2" steel leg tripod

Key Features

  • StarBright XLT Optical System Design
  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory
  • Proven NexStar® computer control technology
  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
  • 40,000+ object database with 400 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes

Technical Specs

Eyepiece 1-1/4" 25mm (81x)
Optical tube 203mm (8") SCT Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal Length / F# 2032mm f/10
Finderscope 6x30
Mount CG-5 German Equatorial

Database: 40,000+ objects, 400 user defined programmable objects
Motor Drive DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Max Slew Speed; 4°/second
Software Precision; 24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculation
Hand Control: Double line, 16 character Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Hand Control Ports: RS-232 communication port on hand control
Motor Ports: Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes: EQ North & EQ South
Alignment Procedures: AutoAlign, 2-Star Alignment,Quick Align
Star Diagonal 1¼"
Accessory Tray yes
Tripod 2" Stainless Steel
Highest Useful Magnification 480x
Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution: Rayleigh 0.68 arc seconds
Dawes Limit .57 arc seconds
Photographic Resolution 200 lines/mm
Light Gathering Power 843x unaided eye
Field of View: standard eyepiece 0.64°
Linear FOV (@1000 yds) 33.6 ft
Optical Coatings Starbright Coating
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.5" - 10% by area - 31% by diameter
Optical Tube Length 17 inches
Telescope Weight 54.5 lbs
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