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Celestron CGEM II 800 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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Celestron CGEM II 800 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

 

The CGEM II 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount. It is the most lightweight and portable of the three size models. This telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment. At 8 inches of aperture with our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGEM II 800 gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye.

A fresh update to the venerable CGEM mount, the CGEM II has a fresh, attractive, bold appearance and is capable of carrying Celestron's higher-end SCT optical tubes (up to 11") securely and vibration free, which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing. Capable of holding 40 lbs. of payload and slewing at 5-deg per second, you will be able to instantly point to any of the celestial objects in the database.

CGEM II was designed to be ergonomically friendly with large Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs for quick and easy polar alignment adjustment. The internal RA and DEC motor wiring provides a clean look and an easy and trouble free set up.

The CGEM II series features Celestron's innovative Polar alignment procedure called All-Star(tm). All-Star allows users to choose any bright star, while the software calculates and assists with polar alignment. Another great feature of the CGEM II sure to please astroimagers, is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC) which will allow users to train out the worm gears periodic errors, while the mount retains the PEC recordings.

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

 

Celestron CGEM II 800 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

 

Best for viewing Fainter deep sky

Best for imaging Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects

User level

Advanced

Optical design

Schmidt-Cassegrain

Optical diameter

203mm

Focal length

2032mm

Focal ratio

f/10.0

Magnification with included eyepieces 81x

Resolving power

0.69arc*sec

Lowest useful magnification

29x

Highest useful magnification

480x

Highest theoretical magnification 480x

Limiting stellar magnitude

14.0

Finder scope 6x30

Focuser Internal

Secondary mirror obstruction 64mm

Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter 31%

Secondary mirror obstruction by area 9%

Mount type Equatorial

Astro-imaging capability

Lunar, planetary & long exposure

Dovetail bar system

Yes

Computerized compatibility

Go-To included

Alignment procedure AutoAlign, 2-Star, Quick Align, 1-Star, Last Alignment, Solar system

Number of objects in database 40000

Tracking rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Motor speeds 9 slew speeds

Power requirement 12-volt DC - 3.2A (tip positive)

PEC

Yes

GPS

Sold separately

Backlash compensation Yes

Latitude range

15-70

Polar-axis scope Sold separately

Counterweights One 17 lb.

Tube material Aluminum

Tripod material Steel

Tripod leg diameter 2.00 in.

Length of optical tube 17.0 in.

Weight, optical tube 12.5 lbs.

Weight, mount/tripod 77.0 lbs.

Weight, fully assembled 89.5 lbs.

Warranty

Two year


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