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Celestron CPC 800 GPS 8\" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

The CPC series telescopes from Celestron blend over 50 years of excellence, in a package that's easy to set up and use.

The built-in GPS receiver and SkyAlign alignment system makes setup a snap. Simply turn on the scope, select Sky-Align, let the GPS acquire the local coordinates (time, date, latitude and longitude), then aim the scope to any three bright stars, and voila!

Celestron's legendary Schmidt-Cassegrain optics feature highly optimized Starbright XLT anti-reflection coatings and white water glass for maximum light transmission and clarity.

Every CPC telescope ships with Celestron's Nexremote control software. This software produces a virtual hand control right on your PC screen which you can interact with. This virtual hand controller can be interfaced with any astronomy program which supports serial ports, or Ascom.

Optical Features

  • 203mm Aperture
  • 2032mm Focal Length
  • f/10 f-stop
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain design
  • Starbright XLT coatings for maximum light transmission and clarity
  • 40mm Plossl ocular, 1.25" format, 51x
  • 1.25" star diagonal, upgradeable to 2"
  • 9x 50mm finderscope

Computer Features

  • Built-in GPS receiver for quick and easy setup of time, date, longitude and latitude
  • NexStar computer with nearly 40,000 object database, flash upgradeable
  • Revolutionary SkyAlign for easy initial alignment - You don't need to know the names of the stars.
  • Powered by 12v car adapter, optional AC adapter
  • NexRemote advanced telescope control software
  • RS-232 serial cable
  • TheSky┬« Planetarium software with 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images

System Specs

  • Camera adaptable
  • Tripod is wedge upgradeable
  • 27.7 kg (61 lbs) including telescope and tripod
  • 2 year warranty