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    Celestron CGX Equatorial 800 HD Telescope

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    Manufacturer Code: 12055*
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    Brand:  Celestron
    RRP:  £4,993.60
    Sale Price:  £3,875.00
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    Celestron CGX Equatorial 800 HD Telescope:
    Celestron CGX Equatorial 800 HD Telescope provides a complete astronomical observation platform, including their updated heavy-duty mount, with the CGX EQ 800 EdgeHD 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope. It offer users a detailed observations of the Moon and planets, and deep-sky objects such as galaxies, nebulae, clusters, and stars. It comes with a large-aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA, the NexStar+ computer controller, the CGEMII motorized EQ mount, a 1.25" 40mm eyepiece that produces 51x, a 1.25" 90° diagonal, and a large 2" leg-diameter stainless steel tripod.

    Celestron's CGX GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod improves on their venerable CGEM platform to provide users with a heavy-duty research-quality mount for larger OTAs, accessories, and imaging rigs. It is engineered to carry a 55-pound payload, and outfitted with high-torque motors with a heavy-duty belt drive system to improve tracking stability and reduce backlash, it is able to smoothly and accurately track near and deep-sky objects for long periods of time. Its Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle makes the mount compatible with most plates in-use today. To provide a stable platform for the mount and your OTA, a heavy-duty stainless steel tripod is included that sports large 2" diameter legs, an accessory tray that doubles as a stabilizer, and an adjustment range from 47.25 to 77.5" including the head.

    The brains of the CGX EQ is the NexStar+ computer controller. Equipped with a database of 40,000 objects, including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the complete Messier catalogue, it can also be programmed with up to 100 custom user-defined objects and filters for custom object lists. Its intuitive menu-driven user interface allows you to observe the heavens with nine slew speeds and three tracking rates, plus anti-backlash compensation and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) for smoother movements in the motors, and improved tracking over time. Features, such as guided tours, extended information on 200 popular objects, and multiple alignment options make the NexStar+ controller easy to use and invaluable to new users and experienced star-gazers.
    Celestron CGX Equatorial 800 HD Telescope

    Features: Celestron CGX Equatorial 800 HD Telescope

    8” HD optics
    CGEM II computerized equatorial mount
    Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission
    A 9x50 finderscope, 1.25” mirror diagonal for more comfortable viewing, and 1.25” 40 mm Plössl eyepiece are all included
    Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission
    Experience our best 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. Mirror support knobs hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift during imaging
    Versatile design accommodates 2 focal ratios: native f/10 or ultra-fast f/2 imaging with a removable secondary mirror and third-party accessories
    Computerized Mount Features:
    All-new design, sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
    Increased load capacity to 55 lbs
    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 in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments 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 3º-65º 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" can hold three 1.25" eyepieces, two 2" eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories
    +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
    Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport
    Improved ergonomics:
    Two handles for easy pickup and transport
    All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
    Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
    All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads
    Optional add-on polar axis finderscope - coming soon
    All-new 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)

    Specifications: Celestron CGX Equatorial 800 HD Telescope

    Optical Design: EdgeHD
    Aperture (mm): 203.2 mm (8 in)
    Focal Length: 2032 mm (80 in)
    Focal Ratio: 10
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 40 mm (1.57 in)
    Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 51x
    Finderscope: 9x50
    Star Diagonal: 1.25
    Optical Tube: Aluminum
    Highest Useful Magnification: 480x
    Lowest Useful Magnification: 29x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
    Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arc seconds
    Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 843x
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 2.7 in (69 mm)
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 34%
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 11%
    Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
    Optical Tube Length: 17 in (432 mm)
    Optical Tube Weight: 14 lbs (6.3 kg)
    Dovetail Compatibility: CGE Mount
    Mount: German Equatorial Mount
    Instrument load capacity: 55lbs
    Tripod height adjustment range: 47.25” to 77.5” including EQ headA
    Tripod leg diameter: 2"
    Latitude adjustment range: 3º-65º
    Tripod Weight: 19.2 lbs
    EQ Head Weight: 44 lbs
    Max Slew Speed: 5º/second (4º/second is default)
    Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories): 2
    Autoguide Port: Yes
    USB Port: Yes
    Software: New telescope control PC software

    Kit Contents
    Celestron CGX Equatorial 800 HD Telescope
    CGX Equatorial Head
    CGX Tripod
    Accessory Tray
    One 17 lbs counterweight
    NexStar+ Hand Control
    DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
    User Operating Instructions Manual

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