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0800 NATURE

Celestron, 8" CPC Telescope

$5,499.00

  • 8" diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
  • 9x50 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

Specifications: 

  • Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Aperture 203.2mm (8")
  • Focal Length 2032mm (80")
  • Focal Ratio f/10
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40mm (1.57")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1 51x
  • Finderscope 9x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket
  • Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • Optical Tube Aluminum
  • Highest Useful Magnification 480x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
  • Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction 64mm (2.5")
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%
  • Optical Coatings Starbright XLT
  • Optical Tube Length 432mm (17")
  • Optical Tube Diameter 238mm (9.37")
  • Optical Tube Weight 42 lbs (19.1 kg) with mount
  • Dovetail None
  • MOUNT INFO:
  • Mount Type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Dual Fork Arm
  • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1295.4mm - 1422.4mm (51" - 66")
  • Tripod leg diameter 50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
  • Mount Head Weight 42 lbs (19.1 kg) with optical tube
  • Accessory Tray Yes
  • Tripod Weight 19 lbs (8.6 kg)
  • Slew Speed 9 slew speeds - max speed 5°/second
  • Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Tracking Modes Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South
  • GPS Internal 16 channel
  • Dovetail Compatibility none
  • Number of Auxiliary ports 2 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any of the Aux ports)
  • Autoguide port Yes
  • USB Port Yes, on hand control
  • Power Requirements 12 VDC-1.5A (Tip positive)
  • Motor Drive DC servo motors
  • Alignment Procedures Sky Align, Auto Two-Star Align, Two-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North Align & EQ South Align
  • Periodic Error Correction Yes
  • Computerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
  • 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 Telescope Kit Weight 61 lbs (27.6 kg)
  • Included Items Mount/OTA | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 40mm Eyepiece | 1.25" Star Diagonal | 50mm 9x50 Finderscope with Bracket | Instruction Manual