Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

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Product Highlights

  • 8" (203mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA
  • 2032mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Optical Coating System
  • Dual-Tine Motorized Alt-Az Fork Mount
  • Integrated 16-Channel GPS Receiver
  • NexStar Hand Controller
  • 40,000+ Object Database with Tours
  • Backlash Compensation and Permanent PEC
  • 40mm Eyepiece and 90° Star Diagonal
  • 2" Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
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Celestron CPC overview

  • 1Description

Combining power and ease of use, the Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope provides users with a complete rig for near- and deep-space observation and astrophotography. Optically, it features a Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system consisting of a corrector plate, a spherical primary mirror, and a secondary mirror. Complementing the optical system is the proprietary StarBright XLT optical coating system that improves light transmission and reflectivity across the entire visual spectrum. The combination of optical components and the StarBright XLT system produces bright and clear high-resolution images with true color rendition across the entire field of view with minimal distortion, aberrations, or off-axis comas.

The optical tube is outfitted with a standard 1.25" visual back to make it easier to find eyepieces, accessories, and imaging gear. For visual observations, a 1.25" star diagonal is included along with a 40mm Plössl eyepiece that yields 51x magnification. The motorized dual-tine fork mount has dual-axis servo motors that provide precision movements and an integrated 16-channel GPS receiver that sends information to the hand controller and requires limited input from the user. The heavy-duty stainless steel tripod helps reduce vibrations to ensure clear resolution during observation or imaging sessions.

The brain of the entire system is the NexStar+ computer controller. Equipped with a database of over 40,000 objects, including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the complete Messier catalog, it can also be programmed with up to 99 custom user-defined objects and have filters added for custom object lists. Its intuitive menu-driven user interface provides 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 stargazers.

Optical Tube
  • 8" (203.2mm) aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 2032mm effective focal length
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design
  • Fine-annealed Pyrex glass reduces internal light loss to improve color, clarity, and sharpness
  • StarBright XLT optical coatings
  • Internal focusing mechanism
  • Resolution: 0.69 arcsec (Rayleigh); 0.57 arcsec (Dawes)
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 2.5" (64mm); 31% by diameter; 9.77% by area
StarBright XLT System
  • Maximizes light transmission through optical path
  • Improves color rendition, contrast, sharpness, resolution, and brightness
  • Broadband system provides flat wavelength transmission across the entire visual spectrum
  • Multi-layer mirror coatings with layers of aluminum, SiO2 (quartz), and TiO2 (titanium dioxide)
  • Multi-layer anti-reflective corrector plate coatings with layers of MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide); hafnium has a wider band-pass than the commonly used titanium
  • High-transmission water white glass corrector plate limits light loss due to internal absorption
NexStar Hand Controller
  • 40,000+ object database
  • 99 user-defined programmable celestial or terrestrial objects
  • Enhanced information on over 200 objects
  • Nine slew speeds: 3°/sec, 2°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, 0.5x
  • Three tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar, Lunar
  • Tracking modes: Alt-Azimuth, Equatorial North, Equatorial South
  • Multiple alignment procedures: Sky Align, Auto Two-Star, Two-Star, Solar System, EQ North, and EQ South
  • Tour Mode: System seeks out the best objects for the date and time and automatically slews to them
  • Constellation Tour: Takes the user on a tour of the best objects within a specific constellation
  • Identify Mode: Use to identify an unknown object in the field of view or to find other celestial objects that are close to where the user is viewing
  • Anti-backlash compensation: Trains out the intrinsic play between gears for more precise slewing and tracking
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): System learns its internal tracking errors and improves over time for more precise tracking, requiring fewer corrections
  • Built-in instructions guide users through the alignment procedures
  • 2-line, 16-character LCD display with 19-button fiber-optic backlit LED keypad
  • RS-232 comm port
  • Flash updatable via Internet
  • Database Details:
  • Complete NGC catalog: 7840 objects
  • Complete Messier catalog: 110 objects
  • Complete IC catalog: 5386 objects
  • Complete Caldwell catalog: 109 objects
  • 2712 Abell galaxies
  • Solar system objects including the Sun, Moon, and planets
  • 20 of the most popular asterisms
  • 25 select CCD imaging objects
  • 29,500 select SAO stars, double stars, and variable stars
CPC Mount and Tripod
  • Mount:
  • Dual-tine fork; cast aluminum
  • Dual-axis DC servo motors with optical encoders to improve tracking and GoTo precision
  • Motor resolution: 0.1406 arcsec
  • R.A. and declination 5.625" aluminum worm gears; 180-tooth brass worm wheel
  • 9.8" azimuth bearing
  • Internal 16-channel GPS receiver sends date, time, location information to hand controller, requiring no input by user
  • Altitude and azimuth manual clutches allow the mount to be moved even with the power off
  • Ports: Autoguider, 2 x auxiliary, PC interface
  • Detachable hand controller holder
  • 9-15 VDC power requirement
  • Tripod:
  • Adjustable height
  • 2"-diameter stainless steel legs
  • Accessory tray for holding eyepieces, filters, etc.
  • Center support bracket locks legs in place to add stability and reduce vibrations
  • Weight: 19 pounds
Included Accessories
    Eyepiece:
  • 1.25" barrel diameter
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • 40mm focal length produces 51x power
  • 42' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 0.8° angle of view
    Diagonal:
  • 90° angle places head in comfortable viewing position
  • 1.25" snout and holder
  • Star configuration corrects view horizontally but not vertically
    Finderscope:
  • Low 9x magnification ensures a wide field of view for easier alignment
  • 50mm objective allows users to see dimmer objects to have more alignment star choices
  • Includes quick release bracket
    Power Adapter:
  • 9-15 VDC
  • Car/vehicle port plug
UPC: 050234107310
In the Box
Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
  • RS-232 Cable
  • 40mm Eyepiece
  • 90° Diagonal
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • Dual Fork Arm Altazimuth Mount
  • Car Battery Adapter
  • NexRemote Telescope Control Software
  • Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod w/ Accessory Tray
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Celestron CPC specs

    Optical Tube Assembly
    Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain
    Aperture 203 mm / 8"
    Focal Length 2032 mm
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Finderscope Yes
    Optical Tube Dimensions Length: 17" / 43.2 cm
    Mount
    Type Motorized; Alt-Azimuth Dual Fork
    GoTo Capability Yes, NexStar
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    Type Adjustable
    Material of Tripod Stainless Steel
    General
    Batteries None
    Adapter 12 VDC
    Weight 42.0 lb / 19.0 kg (OTA)
    19.0 lb / 8.6 kg (Tripod)
    74.0 lb / 34.0 kg (Fully Assembled)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 95.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 45.0 x 36.0 x 19.0"

    Celestron CPC reviews

    CPC 800 GPS XLT 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and easy to use This telescope is very easy to mount and operate. Instructions are 95% corresponding to what you have to do. A couple of comments : mount the finderscope : you will have to remove the 2 screws.. Do not try to find open screw holes. On the alignment part, it is pretty accurate if you take care to really point the 3 bright stars you intend to align on. possible to confuse in the scope some less magnitude stars not to far off and then get an alignment said as OK but a little off. Beyond that, solid tripod, slewing quiet and precise, optics without any huge default. A good buy
    Date published: 2010-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything BUT USB This is a superior product that will give many years of pleasure viewing the Outer Limits of our solar system. The ONLY thing I couldn't believe was that an RS-232 serial connector was included to hook up to my laptop. USB has been in use for OVER 10 years universally. I had to buy an adapter to turn the serial port connector into a USB conector. This is not awe-inspiring. Otherwise, this is the perfect product.
    Date published: 2010-07-01
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