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CELESTRON CPC 800 XLT GPS SCT

$3,025.00 USD
SKU: CE-11073-XLT

Celestron

Schmidt-Cassegrain

203.2 mm

f/10

2032 mm

19.1 kg


 

The Celestron CPC 800 XLT GPS is a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with diffraction-limited optics for high resolution observation. With a fully computerized dual fork arm Alt-Azimuth mount, the CPC 800 is the perfect instrument for visual astronomy and outreach. 

Celestron's StarBright XLT optical coatings on each surface give maximum light transmission across the visual spectrum between 400 - 750nm. Unlike standard aluminium mirror coatings which only reflect about 86-88% of light, StarBright XLT coated-mirrors reflect a staggering 95%. The entire system including corrector lens and magnesium fluoride/hafnium dioxide AR coatings give a total transmission of 83.5% averaged over the entire visual spectrum, a 16% improvement over the previous StarBright coatings. 

 

 

The CPC mount uses Celestron's proven NexStar computer control technology with an target database of over 40,000 objects. The re-designed drive base and mechanics offer quiet slewing, larger drive gears and quick release clutch for reliable and easy operation. Star alignment is fast thanks to the 3-star SkyAlign process and the included 9 x 50 finderscope makes centering objects pain-free.

These mounts are heavy duty and stand up to frequent use even in harsh environments. We successfully employed them for nightly star parties in Uluru for many years without any problems.

 

 

CPC1100 mounted on a pier for nightly star tours near Uluru, NT | Adriano Massatani

 

The mount features an auxiliary port for autoguider and GPS accessory (sold separately). Mount and motor controller firmware can be upgraded via the handset over the internet. An RS-232 cable is included for advanced control over the telescope using a computer. The CPC mount has Permanent PEC (periodic error correction) ensuring stable tracking. The included tripod's 2" stainless steel legs provide a rock solid platform.

 

 

 

Optical tube assembly

 

Optical design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 203.2 mm (8")
Focal length 2032 mm
Focal ratio f/10
Resolving power 0.57 arc seconds
Highest useful magnification 480 x
Light gathering power 843 times the human eye
Central obstruction diameter 64 mm (31% of aperture diameter)
Wavelength range 400 - 750 nm
Optical coatings StarBright XLT
Dovetail attachment None
Threads 2"-24 UNC
Tube length 432 mm
Tube weight 19.1 kg with mount
Tube diameter 238 mm
SKU CE-11073-XLT

 

Mount specifications

 

Mount type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Dual Fork Arm
Height adjustment range 1295.4 mm - 1422.4 mm (51" - 66")
Tripod leg diameter 50.8 mm (2") Stainless Steel
Mount head weight 19.1 kg with optical tube
Tripod weight 8.6 kg
Slew speed 9 slew speeds - max speed 5°/second
Tracking rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking modes Alt-azimuth, EQ North and EQ South
GPS Internal 16 channel
Dovetail compatibility None
Auxiliary ports 2 AUX Ports (Hand Control can use any of the AUX Ports)
Autoguide port Yes
USB port Yes, on hand controller
Power requirement 12V DC 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 and EQ South Align (EQ align requires wedge)
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 Starry Night Special Edition Software and SkyPortal App
Total telescope kit weight 27.6 kg

  

 

  • Optical tube
  • Mount and tripod
  • Accessory tray
  • 50mm 9 x 50 finderscope with bracket
  • 1.25" star diagonal
  • 40mm 1.25" eyepiece
  • Instruction manual

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CELESTRON CPC 800 XLT GPS SCT.

CELESTRON CPC 800 XLT GPS SCT

$3,025.00 USD

Optical design

Schmidt-Cassegrain

Image circle

Focal ratio

f/10

Aperture

203.2 mm

Focal length

2032 mm

Optical thickness

Threads

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Colour or Mono

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Quantum efficiency

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Latitude range

Dovetail saddle

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Periodic error correction

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Weight

19.1 kg

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