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$4,759.00 AUD $5,749.00
SKU: CE-11007


Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain

203.2 mm


2032 mm

19.1 kg


The Celestron CPC 800 Deluxe HD combines the 8" EdgeHD aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with the rock solid CPC computerized dual fork arm Alt-Azimuth mount. This an exceptional instrument for visual observation with the widest eyepieces as well as serious astrophotography (when used with an equatorial wedge - sold separately). 

Celestron's EdgeHD series combines the strengths of Schmidt-Cassegrains with imaging performance of modern Corrected Dall-Kirkham designs, all in an affordable package. The classic SCT is well corrected on-axis but suffers from coma and field curvature, making them unsuitable for deep sky imaging. By adding a two-element corrector lens and optimizing the overall optical design, the EdgeHD solves these problems while keeping costs low for a full frame-corrected instrument. The EdgeHD series includes Celestron's StarBright XLT optical coatings on each surface, giving maximum light transmission across the visual and photographic spectrum between 400 - 750nm.

In addition to the optimized optical design, the EdgeHD includes flexible tension mirror clutches which reduce image shift over long exposures. This allows the mirror to be held securely in place without putting additional force or pressure on the mirror assembly. Filtered cooling vents on the rear cell let hot air to be expelled from behind the primary mirror.

The EdgeHD is an incredibly versatile instrument, with a 0.7x reducer available separately and Fastar/Hyperstar compatibility for super-fast imaging at f/2. Every EdgeHD is tested in-house by Celestron to ensure its high optical performance and the surface quality of each optical surface. 



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.



CPC925 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.



Note: if you are purely interested in astrophotography, you can purchase the EdgeHD 800 tube on its own with a dovetail allowing connection to suitable equatorial mounts. 


Optical design Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 203.2 mm (8")
Focal length 2032 mm
Focal ratio f/10
Resolving power 0.57 arc seconds
Image circle 28 mm
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
Backfocus from rear flange 133.35 mm
Mount attachment Permanently connected to fork arms
Threads 2"-24 UNC
Tube length 432 mm
Tube weight 19.1 kg with mount
Tube diameter 238 mm
SKU CE-11007


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
  • Nexstar+ hand controller
  • 50mm 9 x 50 finderscope with bracket
  • 1.25" star diagonal
  • 40mm 1.25" eyepiece
  • Instruction manual

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Optical design

Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain

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203.2 mm

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