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CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope #11073-XLT
CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope #11073-XLT


  • 8" diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
  • 8x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2" steel legs and accessory tray
  • Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Convenient remote hand control holder - Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with 400 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Permanent PEC
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider, GPS accessory
  • NexRemote telescope control software and rs-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • Optical Design : Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Aperture : 203.2 mm (8 in)
    Focal Length : 2032 mm (80 in)
    Focal Ratio : 10
    Finderscope : 8x50 Finder scope with quick release bracket
    Mount : Dual Fork Arm
    Optical Tube : Aluminum
    Eyepiece 1 : 40 mm (1.57 in)
    Magnification 1 : 51 x
    Star Diagonal : 1.25
    Accessory Tray : Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
    Tripod : Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable
    CD ROM : NexRemote control software with RS232 cable
    Power Supply : Car battery adapter
    Highest Useful Magnification : 480 x
    Lowest Useful Magnification : 29.03 x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude : 14
    Resolution (Rayleigh) : 0.69 arcsec
    Resolution (Dawes) : 0.57 arcsec
    Photographic Resolution : 200 line/mm
    Light Gathering Power : 843 x
    Angular Field of View : 0.8
    Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) : 42 ft (12.8 m)
    Optical Coatings : Starbright XLT Coating
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction : 2.5 in (63.5 mm)
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area : 9.8 %
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter : 31.3 %
    Telescope Weight : 42 lb (19.05 kg)
    Tripod and Mount Weight : 19 lb (8.62 kg)
    Motor Drive : DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
    Motor Resolution : 0.14 arc seconds
    Computer Hand Control : Flash upgradeable, double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
    Tracking Rates : Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tracking Modes : Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South
    Alignment Procedures : SkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-star Align, SolarSystem Align, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align
    Software Precision : 24bit, 0.08 calculations
    Periodic Error Correction : Permanently Programmable
    Fork Arm : Dual fork arm, cast Aluminum with detachable HC cradle
    Gear : 5.625 hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm
    Bearings : 9.8 azimuth bearing
    Communication Ports : RS-232 communication port on hand control
    Motor Ports : Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
    Database : 40,000+ objects, 400 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
    Power Requirements : 12VDC 1.5A
    Power Requirements - Idle Current: 340 mA
    Power Requirements - Slew one axis : 640 mA
    Power Requirements - Slew both axes : 900 mA
    Cord Management : Cord Wrap Software
    GPS : Internal 16 channel

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