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Celestron CGX 800 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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Celestron CGX 800 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

 

The CGX 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the all-new state of the art CGX 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 CGX 800 gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye.

Celestron's workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron's engineering team applied their years of experience designing German Equatorial mounts to the all-new CGX EQ, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies, value, and ease-of-use.

The CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. Key design goals included a lower profile EQ head, which provides a more compact and therefore more stable setup; a better drive system; remote operation-friendly with home and limit optical sensors; easier polar alignment adjustments; and better cable management. In addition to that, we've made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and transport. The CGX is Celestron's new Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.

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 CGX 800 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

 

Best for viewing Fainter deep sky

Best for imaging Deep sky

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 5x24

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 system

Alignment procedure Two Star Align

Tracking rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Power requirement 12-volt DC - 4A (tip positive)

Latitude range

3-65

Polar-axis scope Sold separately

Counterweights Two 11 lb.

Tube material Aluminum

Tripod leg diameter 2.00 in.

Height range of mount

30.00 in. - 77.00 in.

Length of optical tube 17.0 in.

Weight, optical tube 12.5 lbs.

Weight, mount/tripod 63.2 lbs.

Weight, fully assembled 75.7 lbs.

Additional included accessories Visual back for use with 1.25" accessories

Other features Starbright XLT Optical coatings

Warranty

Two year


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