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15000012: Celestron 11073-XLT CPC-800 GPS Telescope


Schmidt-Cassegrain GPS Telescope with 8" Aperture

Celestron's Professional Computerized (CPC) telescope features a 16-channel GPS system and SkyAlign Technology: you simply line the telescope up with three different stars and the telescope does the rest. The computer system provides access to a database of over 40,000 objects in the sky. The Starbright® XLT High Performance Optical System provides bright, clear views. The convenient remote hand control holder allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope.


    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  Schmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture (mm)  203.2 mm (8 in)

Focal Length (mm)  2032 mm (80 in)

Focal Ratio  10

Eyepiece 1 (mm)  40 mm (1.57 in)

Magnification 1  51 x

Finderscope  8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket

Star Diagonal  1.25

Mount  Dual Fork Arm

Optical Tube  Aluminum

Accessory Tray  Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder

Tripod  Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable

Power Supply  Car battery adapter

Highest Useful Magnification  480 x

Lowest Useful Magnification  29 x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude  14

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  0.1406

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

Gear  5.625 hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm

Bearings  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

Database  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

GPS  Internal 16 channel

PRICE:                       1999.00

15000012: Celestron 11073-XLT CPC-800 GPS Telescope




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