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Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope
Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope

Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope

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Your Price: CAD $2,578.03
Retail Price:CAD $2,639.00

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Part Number:11073-XLT

Choose Options or Accessories if Applicable

Imaging Cameras/Autoguider
Camera Adapters and Imaging Accessories
Barlow Lenses
Key Technologies
GPS, SkyAlign Technology, StarBright XLT, Flash Upgradeable, NexRemote, All-star Polar Alignment
Quick Overview

General Features

  • 8" diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
  • 8x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2" steel legs and accessory tray
  • Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Convenient remote hand control holder - Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope

Computerized Mount Features

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Permanent PEC
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider, GPS accessory
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
Optical Design
Aperture (mm)
203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length (mm)
2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio
Eyepiece 1 (mm)
40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 1
51 x
8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket
Star Diagonal
Dual Fork Arm
Optical Tube
Accessory Tray
Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable
Power Supply
Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification
480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification
29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
0.57 arc seconds
Photographic Resolution
200 line/mm
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
843 x
Angular Field of View (deg)
0.8 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)
42 ft (13 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction
2.5 in (64 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
31 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
9.77 %
Optical Coatings
Starbright XLT Coating
Telescope Weight
42 lbs (19 kg)
Tripod and Mount Weight
27 lbs (12 kg)
Motor Drive
DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Motor Resolution
Tracking Rates
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes
Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures
SkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-star Align, SolarSystem Align,
 EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align
Software Precision
24 bit, 0.08 calculations
Periodic Error Correction
Permanently Programmable
Fork Arm
Dual fork arm, cast Aluminum with detachable HC cradle
5.625 hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm
9.8 azimuth bearing
Motor Ports
Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
Communication Ports
RS-232 communication port on hand control
Computer Hand Control
Flash upgradeable, double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display;
19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects.
Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Power Requirements
12 VDC 1.5A
Power Requirements - Idle Current
340 mA
Power Requirements - Slew one axis
640 mA
Power Requirements - Slew both axes
900 mA
Cord Management
Cord Wrap Software
Internal 16 channel

Based on Astronomy magazineâ€â„¢s telescope "report cards",
scopes of this size and type generally perform as follows . . .

Terrestrial Observation: No
Lunar Observation: Great
Planetary Observation: Good
Binary and Star Cluster Observation: Very Good
Galaxy and Nebula Observation: Good
Photography: Yes
Terrestrial Photography: No
Lunar Photography: Yes
Planetary Photography: Yes
Star Cluster / Nebula / Galaxy Photography: Yes

In the Box
Celestron CPC 800 8"/203mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit
  • 40mm (51x) Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 8x50mm Finderscope with Quick Release Bracket
  • Car Battery Adapter (25'/7.7 m)
  • NexRemote Control Software CD
  • RS-232 to Serial Port Cable - for GPS 16 Accessory
  • Star Diagonal - 1.25"
  • Visual Back (1.25")
  • Computerized Altazimuth Fork Mount
  • Tripod
  • 2-Year Warranty

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