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Celestron CPC800 XLT Starbright H.P. 8" Schmidt Cassegrain 2032mm f/10 Telescope with NexStar Computer Control & SKyAlign Technology

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About the Celestron CPC800

Tomorrow's next generation 8, 9.25, and 11 computerized GPS SCT's are here now!

New alignment technology, advanced engineering, and bold new design at a lower price that is out of this world!

Celestron's new CPC Series with revolutionary SkyAlign Alignment Technology redefines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for: quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of set-up and use, ergonomics, enhanced computerization and, most important, affordability.

Celestron CPC800 Includes

  • 8" XLT Schmidt-Cassegrain with Aluminum Optical Tube
  • Dual Fork Arm Mount
  • 50mm Finderscope
  • Quick Release Bracket
  • 40mm Plossl (51x) Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable Tripod w/Accessory Tray Leg Brace / Eyepiece Holder
  • 12v Car Battery Adapter for Power Supply -Built-in NexStar Computer Control System
  • Hand Controller with RS-232 Communication Port
  • Internal 16 Channel GPS
  • 40,000 Object Database
  • Software

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Accurate (3) , Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Astronomy (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual/ recreational (3) , Avid adventurer (1)

Celestron CPC800 Features

  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
  • 8x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2" steel legs and accessory tray
  • Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objectsthat are high in the sky
  • Convenient remote hand control holder - Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
  • CPC 800 GPS (XLT) - Computerized Mount Features
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with over 100 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
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloadingproduct updates over the Internet
  • Permanent PEC
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider, GPS accessory
  • NexRemote telescope control software and rs-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

Celestron CPC800 Specifications

Optical Design 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal Length 2032mm F/10
Finderscope 50mm Finderscope w/ quick release bracket
Mount Dual Fork Arm
Optical Tube Aluminum
Eyepiece 40mm Plossl (51x)
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Accessory tray Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
Tripod Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Telescope Control System NexStar Computer Control System
Hand Control Ports RS-232 communication port on hand control
Motor Ports Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
Database 40,000 Object Database
GPS Internal 16 channel
Software Specs: Motor: Type DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Resolution .1406 arcsecond
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds: 3º /sec, 2º /sec, .5º/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Software Precision 24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Altazimuth, EQ North & EQ South
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto Two Star Align, One-Star Align, EQ Align, Solar System Align
Periodic Error Correction Permanently Programmable
Mechanical Specs: Fork Arm Dual fork arm, cast aluminum w/ detachable HC cradle
Gear 5.625" hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm
Bearings 9.8" azimuth bearing
Optical Specs:Highest Useful Magnificatn 480x
Lowest Useful Magnication 29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution: Rayleigh .68 arc seconds
Dawes Limit .57 arc seconds
Photographic Resolution 200 line/mm
Light Gathering Power 843x unaided eye
Field of View : Standard Eyepiece .8º
Linear FOV (@1000 yds) 42 ft.
Optical Coatings XLT Starbright Coatings
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.7"
by Area 11%
by Diameter 34%
Optical tube length 23 inches
Telescope Weight 42 lbs
Tripod/Mount Weight 19 lbs
Electronic Specs: Power Requirements 12VDC 1.5A
Cord Management Software
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