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

SKU: CNCPC8XLT MFR: 11073XLT
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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

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Celestron CPC800 Features

  • 8" diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 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 objects that are high in the sky
  • Convenient remote hand control holder - Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
  • Computerized Mount FeaturesProven 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 stars; solar system 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 downloading product 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 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 51 x
Finderscope 8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket
Star Diagonal 1.25
Mount Type Dual Fork Arm
Accessory Tray Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
Tripod Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable
Power Requirements Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification 480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 843 x
Apparent Field of View 0.8 Degree
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 42 ft (13 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.5 in (64 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT Coating
Total Telescope Kit Weight 42 lbs (19 kg)
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-star Align, SolarSystem Align, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align
Periodic Error Correction Permanently Programmable
Communication Ports RS-232 communication port on hand control
Computer Hand Control Flash upgradeable, double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
GPS Internal 16 channel
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
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