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The CGX 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestrons 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.
CGX MountCelestrons engineering team have 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 new 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, weve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and transport. The CGX is our new Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.Included in this package8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly Aluminum Optical Tube Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings 2032 mm focal length (f/10) 25 mm eyepiece included (81x) Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the skyCGX Equatorial Head CGX Tripod Accessory Tray One 17 lbs counterweight NexStar+ Hand Control DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket) Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mountComputerized Mount Features All-new design. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time Increased load capacity to 55 lbs. Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads Heavy Duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation under heavy loads Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear mesh Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags Internal hard stops for both axes prevents cable tension and tripod strike Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe Brand new control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation and imaging Software includes multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy and many more additional features for remote astroimaging Wider tripod stance for improved stability Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddleImproved tripod includes: 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling "Jack of all trays" can hold three 1.25" eyepieces, two 2" eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transportImproved ergonomics: Two handles for easy pickup and transport All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads Optional add-on polar axis finderscope - coming soonElectronics: All-new NexStar+ hand control with USB port Two AUX accessory ports to support wireless/WiFi alignment and operation with StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module accessories (sold separately) USB 2.0 port, used to connect directly to PC with included software Autoguider port PPEC ready Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)Optical Design Schmidt-CassegrainAperture (mm) 203.2 mm (8 in)Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)Focal Ratio 10Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)Magnification of Eyepiece 1 81xFinderscope 6x30Star Diagonal 1.25Optical Tube AluminumHighest Useful Magnification 480xLowest Useful Magnification 29xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 14Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc secondsResolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843xSecondary Mirror Obstruction 2.5 in (64 mm)Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 9.77%Optical Coatings StarBright XLTOptical Tube Length 17 in (432 mm)Optical Tube Weight 12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)Dovetail Compatibility CGE Mount Mount Mount German Equatorial MountInstrument load capacity 55 lbs.Tripod height adjustment range 47.25 to 77.5 including EQ headATripod leg diameter 2"Latitude adjustment range 3º-65ºTripod Weight 19.2 lbs.EQ Head Weight 44 lbs.Max Slew Speed 5º/second (4º/second is default)Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and LunarNumber of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories) 2Autoguide Port YesUSB Port YesSoftware New telescope control PC software