Celestron CGX 800 EdgeHD Computerised Cassegrain Telescope

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CLS-12055
RRP $5,865.00 RRP OUR PRICE $5,699.00

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    Celestron's CGX Equatorial 800 HD combines the innovative CGX computerized equatorial mount with its acclaimed EdgeHD optical system.

    With 8" of aperture and Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGX 800 HD gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye and is the lightest and most portable telescope in its class.


    See the Universe in HD | True Astrograph Quality:

    EdgeHD is an aplanatic, flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce off-axis star coma and provide an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view.

    • Experience amazing optical performance with EdgeHD’s flat-field and coma-free optics for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of today’s largest imaging sensors and widest eyepieces
    • Aluminum optical tube with tube vents featuring an integrated 95-micron mesh filter allows hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Sturdy mirror support knobs hold the mirror in place and reduce image shifts during imaging
    • Versatile design accommodates 3 focal ratios: native f/10, f/7 with the addition of a focal reducer, or ultra-fast f/2 imaging with a removable secondary mirror and third-party accessories

    CGX Mount and Tripod Features | Improved Performance:

    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

      Mechanical features:

      • Mirror clutches - Flexible tension clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when taking long exposure astro-images. Once focused, the flexible rods allow the mirror to be held in place without putting any force or pressure on the mirror assembly, keeping the image centered in the eyepiece (or on the sensor).
      • Tube vents - Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Each vent has an integrated 95-micron micromesh filter guaranteed to let warm air out without letting dust in.
      • Fastar versatility - EdgeHD is the most versatile imaging telescope available today. At its native f/10, you can achieve the image scale necessary to capture the smallest of deep sky objects. Add the optional reducer lens—custom-designed for your size EdgeHD tube—and you can increase your field of view without sacrificing optical performance. A Barlow gives you added power for high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar imaging. All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible, allowing the secondary mirror to be removed and replaced with a third party lens accessory for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging.

      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

      EdgeHD

      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.

      More Information
      Eyepiece 1 40mm
      Finderscope Make 9x50
      Electronic Hand Control Yes
      Motor Drive Yes
      Focal Ratio f/10
      Focal Length 2032mm (80")
      Mount Type Equatorial
      Aperture 203.2mm (8")
      Tube Length 432mm (17")
      Highest Magnification 480x
      Warranty Information 2 Years Warranty
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