Celestron C8-NGT Computerized Telescope # 31062

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Celestron C8-NGT Computerized Telescope # 31062

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Quick Overview

General Features

  • High quality 8" reflector
  • 9x50 finderscope with bi-directional alignment screws and a spring loaded pivot support
  • 2" focuser allows for use with 2" or 1.25" eyepieces
  • Heavy Duty (CG-5GT) computerized German Equatorial mount
  • Ultra sturdy 2" diameter steel tripod with accessory tray
  • “The SkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images

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 stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)

Product Details

The optics of the C8-NGT telescope are manufactured to Celestron‘s uncompromising standards.  The C8-N uses diffraction-limited parabolic primary mirrors for razor sharp star images across a wide field of view.  These telescopes are mounted on the very rigid computerized CG-5 German Equatorial mount.

A counterweight, latitude scale, setting circles and slow motion controls on both axes are standard.  Includes premium accessories including a 9x50 finderscope with bi-directional alignment screws and a spring loaded pivot support, 20mm Plössl 1-1/4" eyepiece, 2" focuser, accessory tray and more, so you have a fully loaded telescope right from the start.

Mounted on the Advanced GT Series computerized mount, this telescope has some high performance software and hardware features.  Operated by our proven NexStar® computer control technology the telescope has a 40,000+ object database with 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.

Using the RS-232 communication port on the hand control, you can control the telescope via a personal computer and our new flash upgradeable hand controls allow you to update your telescope's operating software via the Internet.  An Autoguider port is also included for astrophotography.

CG-5 Mount - Precision engineered for stability

Our 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 heavy-duty tripod 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.

Product carries full 2 year Celestron factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).

Manufacturer Celestron
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm) 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length (mm) 1000 mm (39 in)
Focal Ratio 4.92
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification 1 50 x
Finderscope 9x50
Mount CG-5 Equatorial
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod 2 inch Stainless Steel
Power Supply 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
Photographic Resolution 400 line/mm
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843 x
Angular Field of View (deg) 1 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 53 ft (16 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.2 in (56 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 28 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 7.56 %
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Optical Tube Length 37 in (940 mm)
Telescope Weight 67 lbs (30 kg)
Counterweights 2-11 lbs
Motor Drive DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Slew Speeds 3°/sec
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures AutoAlign, 2-Star Alignment, Quick Align
Software Precision 24 bit, 0.08 arcsec calculation
Motor Ports Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
Communication Ports RS-232 communication port on hand control
Computer Hand Control 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

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