Celestron CGEM II 800 EdgeHD 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron CGEM II 800 EdgeHD 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron CGEM II 800 EdgeHD 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

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Product Highlights

  • 8" Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA
  • 2032mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Optical Coating System
  • 1.25" Diagonal and 40mm Eyepiece
  • CGEM II Motorized Mount, 40-lb Payload
  • NexStar+ Computer Hand Controller
  • 40,000-Object Database
  • Multiple Alignment Processes
  • Guided Tours and Custom Object Filters
  • 2" Stainless Steel Tripod
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Mount Options: CGEM II EQ Mount and Tripod

Advanced VX GoTo EQ Mount and Tripod CGEM II EQ Mount and Tripod CGX GoTo EQ Mount and Tripod

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CGX-L GoTo EQ Mount and 2.75" Tripod

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Aperture: 8" f/10

11" f/10 14" f/11

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8" f/10 8" f/10 (CG-5)

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9.25 f/10 9.25" f/10

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Celestron CGEM II 800 overview

  • 1Description

Celestron provides a complete astronomical observation platform, including their updated mount, with the CGEM II 800 EdgeHD 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope. This rig comes with everything you need to start making detailed observations of the Moon and planets, and deep-sky objects such as galaxies, nebulae, clusters, and stars. It comes with an 8" aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA, the NexStar+ computer controller, the CGEMII motorized EQ mount, a 1.25" 40mm eyepiece that produces 51x, a 1.25" 90° diagonal, and a heavy-duty stainless steel tripod.

  • CGEM II GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod

    Celestron updates their venerable and versatile mid-level mount with the CGEM II GoTo EQ Mount. Engineered to carry a 40-pound payload and high-torque dual DC servo motors, it is able to smoothly and accurately slew and track heavier OTAs and rigs up to an 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain. Its Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle makes the mount compatible with most plates used today. Celestron also improves its usage by adding compatibility with their SkySync GPS unit for a higher-level of precision during set up and alignment. To provide a stable platform for the mount and your OTA, a heavy-duty stainless steel tripod is included that sports large 2" legs and an accessory tray that doubles as a stabilizer.

    The brain of the CGEM II is the NexStar+ computer controller. Equipped with a database of 40,000 objects, including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the complete Messier catalog, it can also be programmed with up 100 custom user-defined objects and filters added for custom object lists. Its intuitive menu-driven user interface puts the power to observe the heavens with nine slew speeds and three tracking rates, plus anti-backlash compensation and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) for smoother movements in the motors and improved tracking over time. Features such as guided tours, extended information on 200 popular objects, and multiple alignment options make the NexStar+ controller easy to use and invaluable to new users and experienced star-gazers.

    Mount
    • German equatorial mount
    • 40-pound payload capacity
    • 15 - 70° latitude adjustment range
    • Dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors with optical encoders for smooth tracking and quiet operation
    • High-torque motors provide smooth tracking and slewing for heavy OTAs
    • Autoguider port for making corrections while astroimaging
    • Dual Vixen/Losmandy dovetail saddle, compatible with CG-5 and CGE bars
    • Long clutch levers make tightening and loosening of clutches easier for manual movement
    • Internal cables/wires for snag-free operation
    • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync unit
    • Runs on included 12 VDC, 3.2A car/vehicle power supply
    NexStar+ Hand Controller
      Features:
    • Intuitive menu-driven user interface
    • Nine Slew Speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 0.3°/sec, 1.0°/sec, 2°/sec, 4°/sec
    • Multiple Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, and Solar
    • Anti-Backlash Correction: Train-out intrinsic play in gears for smoother movement and tracking
    • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): Improves tracking precision for long-exposure astrophotography and imaging
      Database:
    • 40,000-object database
    • 100 user-defined objects for customization
    • Filters for creating custom object lists
    • Solar System: All 8 planets plus the Moon, Sun and Pluto
    • Custom lists of all the brightest stars, double stars, variable stars and asterisms
    • Custom lists of all the best galaxies, nebulae, and clusters as well as the complete Messier catalog and select NGC objects
      Functions
    • Alignment Options: One or two-star, Solar system, Quick and Last
    • Sky Tour: Based on location, date, and time, the system shows the best objects in the sky and automatically slews to them
    • Object Info: Provides useful information about the selected object such as magnitude and constellation. Includes extended information about 200 popular objects
      Physical characteristics:
    • 2-line, 18-character LCD window with red backlighting for comfortable viewing without affecting night-adjusted vision
    • 19 function keys, backlit in red
    • Micro-USB port: Connect to a computer, for use with software programs for point-and-click slewing capability and updating firmware via PC
    Tripod
    • Stainless steel legs
    • Heavy-duty 2" diameter
    • Graduated markings on lower section for height repeatability
    • Accessory/eyepiece holder tray that doubles as leg spreader/lock
    • Weight: 20 pounds
    UPC: 050234915236
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • NexStar+ AZ Hand Controller
  • 17 lb Counterweight for the CGEM EQ Mount
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • NexRemote Software DVD
  • 12VDC Car/Vehicle Power Adapter
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • CGEM II GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod
    Mount Type Equatorial
    Load Capacity 40.0 lb / 18.1 kg
    Motor Dual-axis low-cog DC servo
    GO-TO Capability Yes, NexStar+ hand controller
    Latitude Adjustment Range 15 - 70°
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Includes Tripod/Pier Adjustable height stainless steel
    2" diameter legs
    Power Source 12 VDC, 3.2 amps
    Weight Mount: 40.0 lb / 18.1 kg
    Tripod: 20.0 lb / 9.1 kg
    Total: 77.0 lb / 34.9 kg
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 42.5 x 19.8 x 13.1"

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