Celestron 8" CPC 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope # 11073-XLT

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Our Product ID: T-CE-CPC800
Manufacturer SKU: 11073-XLT
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Celestron 8" CPC 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope # 11073-XLT

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General 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 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
  • 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

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

Useful Resources

User Manual: Celestron 8" CPC 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope # 11073-XLT Manual (PDF format, 2.77MB)
User Manual: NexStar Communication Protocol v 1.2 (PDF format, 80.23KB)

Manufacturer Celestron
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length (mm) 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 1 51 x
Finderscope 8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket
Star Diagonal 1.25
Mount Dual Fork Arm
Optical Tube Aluminum
Accessory Tray Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
CD ROM NexRemote control software with RS-232 cable
Tripod Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable
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 200 line/mm
Light Gathering Power 843 x
Angular Field of View (deg) 0.8 °
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
Telescope Weight 42 lbs (19 kg)
Tripod and Mount Weight 27 lbs (12 kg)
Motor Drive DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Motor Resolution 0.1406
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
Software Precision 24 bit, 0.08 calculations
Periodic Error Correction Permanently Programmable
Fork Arm Dual fork arm, cast Aluminum with detachable HC cradle
Gear 5.625 hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm
Bearings 9.8 azimuth bearing
Motor Ports Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
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
Power Requirements 12 VDC 1.5A
Power Requirements - Idle Current 340 mA
Power Requirements - Slew one axis 640 mA
Power Requirements - Slew both axes 900 mA
Cord Management Cord Wrap Software
GPS Internal 16 channel