Product Code: 3018030

Celestron CGX 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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The Celestron CGX 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is suitable for those looking for a high-resolution, portable instrument. Its 203.2 mm aperture, f10 focal ratio, and StarBright XLT coatings provide over 1000 times more light gathering power than the human eye does. The telescope has a finderscope for object identification and a mount for support for astro-imaging and visual observations.

Celestron CGX 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Key Features:

  • Schmidt-Cassegrain aluminium optical assembly
  • 203.2 mm aperture and StarBright XLT coatings for high light gathering power
  • F10 focal ratio and 2032 mm focal length for clear and detailed observation
  • 6x30 finderscope and 31.75 mm star diagonal for a precise and comfortable view
  • 25 mm eyepiece with 81x magnification for better focus when observing distant objects
  • Computerised equatorial mount supports the telescope during astronomical imaging'
  • Mount is rigid and sturdy with a load capacity of 25 kg
  • Belt-drive system with high torque delivers smooth performance under heavy load
  • Limit sensors shut off the slewing automatically, before they reach the hard stop fail safe
  • Home sensors place the mount in the index position after the power reset
  • Mount includes periodic error correction for accuracy
  • Tripod with a wide stance and 5 cm steel legs stabilise the telescope
  • NexStar+ hand control with database for a better astro-imaging experience
  • Two accessory ports for SkyPortal Wi-Fi Module and StarSense AutoAlign connectivity
  • USB 2.0 port for direct and seamless connection with the computer
  • Expanded Celestron CGX 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Key Features:

    High-Resolution Observations

    The Celestron CGX Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope, with a built-in 203.2 mm aperture, is ideal for astro-imaging and visual pursuits. Its f10 focal ratio gives a detailed observation of the celestial objects while the StarBright XLT optical coatings provide 1000x light gathering ability as compared to the unaided human eye. The telescope also includes a 25 mm eyepiece, 6x30 finderscope, and star diagonal to provide a more focused, accurate, comfortable view of the objects that are present high in the sky. This makes the telescope a dependable choice for long-exposure photography.

    CGX Tripod and Mount

    The CGX tripod and computerised equatorial mount are backbones of the Celestron CGX 800 Telescope. Sturdy and rigid, the equatorial mount can withstand up to 25 kg load and features a smooth, heavy-duty belt-drive system that minimises backlash and improves tracking and slewing under heavy loads. This mount also features a worm gear and worm wheel for friction reduction and optimal gear mesh. The tripod features height index marks on the legs for accurate levelling and two handles for hassle-free transport/pickup. It also includes a polar alignment adjustment system that helps in identifying the accurate location of the celestial objects.

    Software Compatibility

    Professional astronomers always search for ways to locate difficult and deep sky objects through their telescopes. This telescope is compatible with various software to make their job easy. Once the telescope is connected to a PC, the CPWI telescope control software enables the astronomers to search the celestial target in its database. It also features a sky viewer star chart that provides a planetarium surface for easy navigation. The Celestron starry night special edition software is a premium choice for astronomers as it gives them more knowledge and power, while also enabling them to observe the entire sky effortlessly. The SkyPortal app is another software that helps in aligning the telescope with the night sky for the identification of various celestial objects.

    What's in the box?

  • 1 x Celestron CGX 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • 1 x CGX Equatorial Head
  • 1 x CGX Tripod
  • 1 x Accessory Tray
  • 2 x 4.9 kg Counterweights
  • 1 x NexStar+ Hand Control
  • 1 x 8 mm Allen Wrench
  • 1 x 12 V DC Power Cable
  • 1 x Hand Control Holster
  • FAQs:

    What is the heaviest camera load possible on the telescope?

    You can levy a camera that weighs up to 11 kg on the telescope.

    What is the benefit of StarBright XLT optical coating?

    The StarBright XLT optical coating permits the light to pass across the spectrum.

    How much latitude adjustment range is possible in the tripod?

    The tripod has a latitude adjustment range between 3° and 65°.

    Which computerised hand control functions are available?

    The hand control features 19 LED-backlit buttons and 2 line x 18 character backlight LCD for proper functioning and a USB 2.0 port for easy computer connectivity.

    Does this telescope have a limiting stellar magnification?

    The Celestron telescope has a 14 limiting stellar magnification.

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    Product Specification

    Mount Type Equatorial
    Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain
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    Product Code: 3018030-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 12050