Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT Computerized 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope 11073XLT w/ Free S&H

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Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT Computerized 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Product Info

Celestron CPC 800 GPS Computerized 8" Telescope w/ XLT StarBright Coating 11073-XLT is the next generation of computerized telescope. This Celestron telescope is the most portable of the Celestron CPC GPS Telescope line. The CPC 800 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope has the most light gathering power and has a limiting magnitude of nearly 15. This Celestron Telescope features a vast database of thousands of NGC and Abell galaxies, as well as delivering a new level of detail to all your favorite deep sky objects. The optics of this telescope feature premium Celestron StarBright XLT coatings.

The new Celestron CPC Series Telescope with revolutionary SkyAlign Alignment Technology re-defines 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. The Celestron CPC GPS Computerized Telescope is the most portable of the top-of-the-line fork-mounted telescopes from Celestron. Although large in aperture, with its conveniently located carrying handles and an instrument weight of 42 lbs, this computerized 8" telescope is portable enough to setup in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location. This telescope is at home as a superb visual instrument or with optional wedge and CCD cameras, as a serious astrophotographer's tool. Turn this Celestron Telescope to planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; see Cassini's Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach.

With sophisticated software features like its Hibernate function, the Celestron CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope can maintain its star alignment night after night without needing to be re-aligned, making it an ideal instrument for a permanent observatory facility. Celestron CPC 11" Computerized Telescope 11073-XLT sports an internal GPS ( Global Positioning System) receiver that automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints the precise location of the Celestron Telescope on Earth. This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude and latitude. Once the Celestron CPC Telescope 's internal GPS has established its position, aligning your telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply locate and manually point (slew) the Celestron Professional Telescope to three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the planets! Celestron NexStar Software Technology will model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet and celestial object above the horizon. Once aligned, the Celestron Remote Hand Control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database.

The Celestron CPC800 Scope has a massive Celestial Object Database that contains over 40,000 celestial objects including Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, as well as NGC Galaxies, nebulae and planets. User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier. When using the "filter limits" feature, only those objects that are above the horizon are displayed for your exact date, time and location.

Celestron CPC Series Telescopes feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems that are manufactured in Celestron facilities in Torrance, California. In addition, all Celestron Professional Computerized Telescope models are available with optional StarBright XLT High Performance Optical Coatings (model 11073-XLT for Celestron CPC 8 " Telescopes). With the introduction of CPC Series Telescopes, Celestron has "gone back to the drawing board" and re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented a telescope family that provides superior quality, unsurpassed ease of use, and incomparable value.

All Celestron CPC Telescopes ship standard with Celestron NexRemote Control Software.

Specifications for Celestron CPC 8 " Pro Telescope 11073XLT:

Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture: 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length: 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio: 10
Finderscope: 8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket
Mount: Dual Fork Arm
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Eyepiece 1: 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 1: 51 x
Star Diagonal: 1.25
Accessory Tray: Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
Tripod: Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable
CD ROM: NexRemote control software with RS-232 cable
Power Supply: Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification: 480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arcsec
Photographic Resolution: 200 line/mm
Light Gathering Power: 843 x
Angular Field of View: 0.8 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds): 42 ft (12.8 m)
Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT Coating
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 2.5 in (63.5 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 9.8 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 31.3 %
Telescope Weight: 42 lbs (19.05 kg)
Tripod and Mount Weight: 27 lbs (12.25 kg)
Motor Drive: DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Motor Resolution: 0.14 arc seconds
Computer Hand Control: Flash upgradeable, double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
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
Communication Ports: RS-232 communication port on hand control
Motor Ports: Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
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

Features of Celestron CPC 8" Computerized Telescope:

  • SkyAlign Alignment Technology - Fast, easy alignment. Simply choose three bright celestial objects. The telescope does the rest.
  • Internal GPS Receiver - automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints telescope's exact location on Earth.
  • Available with optional Starbright XLT High Performance Optical System - Celestron's finest optical coatings provide sharp, bright clear views.
  • Flash upgradeable Hand Control Software and Motor Control units
  • NexStar Computer Control System
  • Permanent Periodic Error (PEC)
  • NexRemote Telescope Control Software included
  • Convenient remote hand control holder - Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope.
  • Re-designed Drive Base and Drive Mechanics - Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch; Auxiliary ports for AutoGuider, PC; easily mounts to tripod. NexRemote - compatible.
  • Newly - Designed Tripod: heavy-duty steel leg tripod w/accessory tray/center leg support bracket for rock solid stability; spring-loaded mounting screws and recessed mounting platform for quick setup.
  • Ergonomic Design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location.

Package Contents:

  • Celestron CPC 11073XLT Professional Computerized Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • 40mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece (51x)
  • 8x50mm Finderscope
  • DC Adapter
  • NexStar Hand Controller
  • NexRemote Telescope Control Software
  • RS-232 Computer Interface Cable
  • 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • Adjustable height Tripod

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