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Celestron C8-SGT XLT Computerized Telescope # 11026-XLT

Our Price: $1,529.00
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Celestron C8-SGT XLT Computerized Telescope # 11026-XLT

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Quick Overview

General Features

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings
  • 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Heavy Duty (CG-5GT) computerized German Equatorial mount
  • Ultra sturdy 2" diameter steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • “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

Celestron's C8 has been a best-selling optical system for decades.  Combining a repuation for optical excellence with lightweight portability and great value, the C8-S is the perfect choice if you’re looking for an advanced first telescope or want to upgrade to a larger aperture telescope.

An adjustable counterweight makes it easy to point, balance and use.  This C8 optical system comes with our premium StarBright® XLT coatings and its large aperture offers light gathering power 843 times that of the human eye.  Included are setting circles on both axes, slow-motion controls and latitude scale.  An optional polar alignment scope for quick alignment is available.

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 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length (mm) 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1 81 x
Finderscope 6x30
Star Diagonal 1.25
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 200 line/mm
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843 x
Angular Field of View (deg) 0.64 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 34 ft (10 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.7 in (69 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 11 %
Optical Coatings Starbright Coating/XLT
Optical Tube Length 17 in (432 mm)
Telescope Weight 54.5 lbs (25 kg)
Counterweights 1-11 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