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CGE 800 (XLT) Computerized Telescope

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General Features

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Observatory-class computerized German Equatorial mount
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain mechanism that moves the primary mirror to adjust focus is supported by two pre-loaded ball bearings, minimizing the "mirror flop" typical of bushing focus mechanisms
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Cold rolled carbon steel tripod legs provide extremely stable platform
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

Computerized Mount Features

  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • GoTo system is precision accurate to 1.5 arcminutes
  • Software Features include: Compass Calibration, Polar Alignment routine, Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, Auto North and Level, Quick Align, and user-defined slew limits
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • 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 star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
  • Permanent programmable periodic error correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
  • Precision Bronze Worm Gear - 32 pitch, 5.625" pitch diameter, 180 tooth bronze gear manufactured in the U.S.A. by W. M. Berg, Inc. Manufactured to AGMA Quality Class 10 standard, which minimizes total composite error and backlash.
  • Drive Motors - Made in the U.S.A., Pittman® LO-COGT brush-commutated DC motors offer smooth, quiet operation and long life. The motor armatures are skewed to minimize cogging which is required for low speed tracking.
  • Bearing and Shaft - Stainless steel worm shaft has 0.4375 pitch diameter and is preloaded with two ball bearings. The worm is made from a single piece of steel (rather than a two-piece worm-and-shaft assembly) to minimize run-out, which is a source of PE
  • 12VDC Servo Motors with integrated optical encoders with 0.11 arcsecond resolution
  • No-slip clutch system for pointing precision
  • Autoguide port, PC port and auxiliary ports located on the electronic pier for long exposure astrophotography
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93967)
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$3,654

ITEM # 11058-XLT

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