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Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT Computerized Telescope

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Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT Computerized Telescope


The Celestron CPC 800 XLT Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is the most portable of Celestron's top-of-the-line fork-mounted astronomical telescopes and includes Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings. This telescope is at home as a superb visual instrument or, with optional wedge and CCD cameras, as a serious astrophotographer's tool. The perfect mix of portability and large aperture size Turn this scope to planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; see Cassini's Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach. Although large in aperture, with its conveniently located carrying handles and an instrument weight of only 42 lb., this telescope is portable enough to setup in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location. Celestron CPC Telescopes are available in three aperture size choices: * 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope * 9.25 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope * 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Celestron's new CPC Series with revolutionary SkyAlign AlignmentTechnology re-defines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for — quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of set-up and use, ergonomics, enhanced computerization and, most important, affordability. Internal GPS The CPC Series' internal GPS receiver automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth. This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude and latitude. Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign Once the CPC's internal GPS has established the telescope's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply locate and use hand control to manually point (slew) the telescope to three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the stars — you may even pick the moon or bright planets! Celestron's NexStar® software technology will model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet and celestial object above the horizon. Once aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database. Celestial Object Database The CPC database contains over 40,000 celestial objects including Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, as well as NGC Galaxies, nebulae and planets. User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier. Filter Limits let you filter out objects that are outside of your local horizon (ie, if trees or mountains were in the way). Identify feature tells you what you're looking at, but it can also be a very fun way to tour around the sky. Just point the telescope up somewhere and ask it to identify Messier objects (for instance) and it will show you the 5 nearest Messier objects to your position and let you GOTO them. You can keep doing this for different parts of the sky or for different object types -- it is a lot of fun. There's also "Solar Sys Align" that lets you align on the sun or moon for daytime observing -- it is easy to use this to see planets or bright stars in the day.Innovative Features The new CPC Series telescopes, like our acclaimed Advanced Series and premium CGE Series telescopes feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems that are manufactured in our facilities in Torrance, California. In addition, all CPC models are available with StarBright and StarBright XLT High Performance Optical Coatings. With the introduction of the CPC Series, Celestron has “gone back to the drawing board” and re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented a telescope family that provides superior quality, unsurpassed ease of use, and incomparable value. All CPC models ship standard with our NexRemote telescope control software. * 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 an Autoguider * NexRemote telescope control software and rs-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

8 inches of light gathering aperture for deep-space viewing

Fully computerized, GPS enabled, GoTo technology with SkyAlign

40,000 object database with 400 user-definable objects

8x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects

Flash upgradeable hand controller keeps you up to date

NexRemote telescope control software operates your telescope via PC


Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT Computerized Telescope



Optical Design



203.2 mm (8 in)

Focal Length

2032 mm (80 in)

Focal Ratio



8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket


Dual Fork Arm

Optical Tube


Eyepiece 1

40 mm (1.57 in)

Magnification 1

51 x

Star Diagonal


Accessory Tray

Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder


NexRemote control software with RS232 cable


Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable

Power Supply

Car battery adapter

Highest Useful Magnification

480 x

Lowest Useful Magnification

29 x

Limiting Stella Magnitude


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 Coating

Secondary Mirror Obstruction

2.5 in (63.5 mm)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

9.8 %

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter

31.3 %

Tripod and Mount Weight

19 lb (8.62 kg)

Telescope Weight

42 lb (19.05 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


5.625 hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm


9.8 azimuth bearing

Communication Ports

RS-232 communication port on hand control

Motor Ports

Aux Port, Autoguide Ports


40,000+ objects, 100 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


Internal 16 channel

User Level

For Advanced

Telescope Type


Aperture Size


Focal Length


Focal Ratio


Highest Practical Magnification






Mount Type

Computerized Mount




2 Years Limited Warranty


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