Celestron CGX 800 Computerised Cassegrain Telescope

SKU
CLS-12050
RRP $5,345.00 RRP OUR PRICE $5,199.00

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    Celestron's CGX Equatorial 800 packs a punch considering it is the most lightweight and portable of the three size models!

    With 8" aperture and Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings, a CGX 800 gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye.  This telescope is especially great for long exposure photography with a CCD camera or other photographic equipment.


     

    CGX Mount and Tripod Features:

    The new CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. It is Celestron's new equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.

      • Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
      • Increased load capacity to 25kg
      • 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 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 3°-65° latitude range
      • Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle

      Improved tripod includes:

      • 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
      • "Jack of all trays" to hold three 1.25" eyepieces, two 2" eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories
      • +20° of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
      • Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

      Improved Ergonomics:

      • Two handles for easy pickup and transport
      • New ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
      • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
      • All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads 
      • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope

      Electronics:

      • 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

      Compatible with:

       


      Optical Tube Info:

      Optical Design

      Schmidt-Cassegrain

      Aperture 

      203.2mm (8")

      Focal Length

      2032mm (80")

      Focal Ratio

      f/10

      Focal Length of Eyepiece 1

      25mm (.98")

      Magnification of Eyepiece 1

      81x

      Finderscope

      6x30

      Star Diagonal

      1.25" 

      Optical Tube

      Aluminium

      Highest Useful Magnification

      480x

      Lowest Useful Magnification

      29x

      Limiting Stellar Magnitude

      14

      Resolution (Rayleigh)

      0.69 arc seconds

      Resolution (Dawes)

      0.57 arc seconds

      Secondary Mirror Obstruction

      64mm (2.5")

      Optical Coatings

      StarBright XLT

      Optical Tube Length

      432mm (17")

      Optical Tube Diameter

      238mm (9.37")

      Optical Tube Weight

      5.67kg

      Dovetail

      CGE Dovetail Bar

      Mount Info:

      Mount Type

      Computerised Equatorial

      Instrument Load Capacity

      25kg

      Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)

      1200.15mm - 1968.5mm

      Tripod Leg Diameter

      50.8mm 

      Latitude adjustment range

      3° - 65°

      Mount Head Weight

      20kg

      Accessory Tray

      Yes

      Tripod Weight

      8.7kg

      Weight of Counterweights

      2 x 11lbs (5kg)

      Slew Speeds

      9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second

      Tracking Rates

      Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar

      Tracking Modes

      EQ North & EQ South

      GPS

      N/A

      Dovetail Compatibility

      Dual saddle plates (Vixen and CGE saddle)

      Auxiliary ports

      2 Aux ports (Hand Control can use either Aux port)

      Autoguide port

      Yes

      USB Port

      1 port (for Mount and Hand Control)

      Power Requirements

      12V DC, 4 amps

      Motor Drive

      DC servo motors

      Alignment Procedures

      • 2-Star Align
      • 1-Star Align
      • Solar System Align
      • Last Alignment
      • Quick Align

      Periodic Error Correction

      Yes

      Computerized Hand Control

      • Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection

      NexStar+ Database

      • 40,000+ objects
      • 100 user defined programmable objects 
      • Enhanced information on over 200 objects

      Software

      • PWI Telescope Control Software
      • Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software
      • SkyPortal App

      Included Items

      • CGX Equatorial Head
      • CGX Tripod
      • Accessory Tray
      • 2 x 11 lbs (5kg) counterweights 
      • NexStar+ Hand Control
      • 8mm Allen wrench
      • 12V DC Power Cable
      • Hand Control Holster

      About Celestron
      Celestron was founded by Tom Johnson whose first telescope design was a simple 6-inch reflector, built for his young son. He gradually progressed to making larger scopes in more sophisticated designs. Today, the Celestron company is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing optical equipment including telescopes (computerised and non-computerised), binoculars, spotting scopes and its accompanying accessories. Celestron's legacy spans 50 years, and has grown to enjoy recognition from amateurs to serious astronomers globally. The company seeks to remain innovative by growing its product offerings, while supporting science education around the world.

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