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Celestron C8-A (XLT) 8" Aluminum OTA w/ XLT (CG-5 Mount)

B&H # CEC8AXLTCG5 Mfr # 91020-XLT
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You Pay: $924.95

With the C8-A XLT (CG-5), Celestron allows you to have your own a la carte assemblage of your preferred optical tube and mount.  All Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes utilize the multicoated Starbright® coatings group.  Highly reflective coatings are used on the mirrors, with anti-reflective coatings employed on the correcting lens for increases in light transmission.

Celestron's optical systems internal baffling ensures the highest contrast levels.  To maintain the company's mindset as well as to provide consistently high performance and customer satisfaction, all Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain optical assemblies utilize the same superior optics regardless of their size or configuration.

The StarBright XLT coatings are all that distinguish this offering from the ordinary 8" optical tube assembly.  These coatings dramatically decrease the total percentage of light loss incurred by the scope's system of lenses & mirrors by a measure of 43%!  Light is invariably lost as it passes through lenses or is reflected from mirrors, and this can have a particularly dramatic effect of deep space objects.  StarBright XLT coatings are a highly intensive process that diminishes this effect and brings the faintest things your scope can resolve into greater detail.  They'll bring the details of bigger apertures without adding to the weight of your rig.

Limiting stellar magnitude of 14.0
Focus as close as 60' (18 m) for terrestrial viewing
Secondary mirror obstruction of 11.0%(by area)
Aluminum tube materials
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Lens Diameter 8.0" (203mm)
Focal Length 80.0" (2032mm)
Focal Ratio f/10
Maximum Useful Magnification 480x
Resolving Power 0.68
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT coatings
Optical Tube Dimensions 17.0" (43.2 cm) Long
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Finderscope 6x30mm
Weight 12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)
Celestron C8-A (XLT) 8" Aluminum OTA w/ XLT (CG-5 Mount)
  • 25mm (81x 1.25" Eyepiece
  • 6x30mm Finderscope
  • 1.25" Star Diagonal and Visual Back
  • Dovetail Slide Bar
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Eyepieces, Lenses & Diagonals

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    Eyepieces widely enhance your stargazing experience.

    Celestron -  X-Cel LX 2.3mm Eyepiece (1.25")
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    Accessory Kits

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    Save by purchasing eyepieces and filters in an accessory kit.

    Celestron -  Eyepiece and Filter Kit - 1.25"
    • You Pay: $127.00
     

    Filters are a great enhancement for lunar and planet viewing.

    Celestron -  Ultra High Contrast Light Pollution Reduction Filter (1.25")
    • You Pay: $49.95
     

    Cleaning and Anti Fog

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    Help keep your optics clean & fog free with these tools.

    Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
    • You Pay: $4.99
     

    Navigation & Alignment

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    Aim your scope at an object in the sky with a guiding system.

    Celestron -  Star Pointer Finderscope
    • You Pay: $10.99
     

    Astrophotography

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    Take stunning portraits of constellations, nebulas, star clusters, and our home galaxy.

    Celestron -  SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter for Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
    • You Pay: $17.99
     

    Requires Camera-Specific T-Mount Adapter

    Vello -  Lens Mount Adapter - T Mount Lens to Nikon F Mount Camera
    • You Pay: $10.50
     

    Lens Shades & Dew Shields

    Block extraneous light and protect your Tube from dust.

    Celestron -  Lens Shade/Dew Cap
    • You Pay: $18.99
     
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