Celestron CGEM II 800 SCT


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  • Regular price $2,349.00

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  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 40 lbs payload capacity
  • Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle
  • 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
  • Internal cabling throughout for worry-free remote operation
  • Able to track past the meridian allowing seamless imaging
  • USB hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer

 

The CGEM II 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the newly redesigned CGEM II 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 CGEM II 800 gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye. 

OPTICAL TUBE FEATURES

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 2032 mm focal length (f/10)
  • 6x30 finderscope to help accurately center alignment objects
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Includes large CGE style dovetail mounting bar

COMPUTERIZED MOUNT FEATURES

  • 40 lbs payload capacity
  • Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle
  • 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
  • USB 2.0 port on hand control for direct links to a PC via ASCOM supported software
  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Internal cabling throughout for worry-free remote operation
  • Low cog DC Servo motor with integrated optical encoders offer smooth, quiet operation
  • Able to track past the meridian allowing seamless imaging
  • Permanent periodic error corrections allow users to train out the worm gears periodic errors once, while the mount retains the PEC recordings
  • Software Features include: Mount Calibration, Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, five Alignment Procedures, and user-defined slew limits
  • Built-in polar alignment program to polar align on any star in the sky
  • Longer clutch levers to make tightening and loosening of clutches easier
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number
  • Solar System alignment method allows to view the moon and planets during the day
  • Permanent Programmable Periodic Error Correction (PEC) corrects periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
  • Custom Rate 9 feature allows to set maximum slew rate
  • Tandem mode allows to star align the mount even when positioned for tandem scope use
  • USB hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of telescope via computer
  • Precision machined 40 mm diameter steel Polar shafts supported by multiple tapered roller bearings and ball bearings
  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Alignment Procedures AutoAlign, 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Aperture (mm) 203.2 mm (8 in)
Computerized Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Dovetail Compatibility CGE Mount
Dovetail Mount Directly connects to both CG-5 & CGE dovetail bars
Finderscpoe 6x30
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ... 25 mm (0.98 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Highest Useful Magnification 480 x
Latitude Range 15" " 70"
Light Gathering Power (Comp... 843 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Lowest Useful Magnification 29 x
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 81 x
Motor Drive Low cog DC servo motors
Mount Info: N.A.
Mount Type German Equatorial Mount
Mount Weight 40 lbs
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Aluminum
Optical Tube Info: N.A.
Optical Tube Length 17 in (432 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)
Payload Capacity 40 lbs
Ports 1x Hand control port, 1x Auxiliary Port, 1x Auto guider port, 1 USB 2.0 port (on hand control)
Power Requirements 12 VDC, 3.2 amps
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstructio... 9.77%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.5 in (64 mm)
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds
Star Diagonal 1.35
Total Weight of Mount Kit 77 lbs
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod 2" Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
Tripod Weight 20 lbs
Weight of Counterweight 17 lbs
SKU: 12010
Barcode: 050234120104