Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope
- An 8 Inch Computerized Schmidt-Cassegrain with GPS!
- StarBright XLT Optical Coatings
- Dual Fork Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount
- Easy Set-Up - Even in the Dark
- Ergonomic and Portable
- NexStar+ Hand Control with NexRemote Software
Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope
An 8 Inch SCT (Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope) with GPS on a Computerized GoTo Alt-Azimuth Mount
The CPC 800 GPS XLT is the most portable of Celestron's top-of-the-line fork-mounted astronomical telescopes and includes Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings. This telescope is at home as a superb visual instrument or (with optional wedge and CCD cameras,) as a serious astrophotographer's tool. Turn the Celestron CPC 800 telescope towards planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; Cassini's Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and, Pluto are within your reach!
Although large in aperture, with its conveniently located carrying handles and an instrument weight of only 42 lb, the Celestron CPC 800 is portable enough to set-up in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location. The Celestron CPC telescopes (like their acclaimed Advanced Series and premium CGE Series,) feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems. In addition, all CPC models are diffraction limited and come standard with StarBright XLT High-Performance Optical Coatings. With the introduction of the CPC Series, Celestron has "gone back to the drawing board" and re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented a telescope family that provides superior quality, unsurpassed ease of use, and incomparable value.
The Celestron CPC telescopes use an internal GPS receiver that automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth. This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude, and latitude. Once the internal GPS has established the Celestron CPC's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply use the NexStar+ hand control to manually point (slew) the telescope to three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the stars, you may even pick the moon or bright planets! Celestron's NexStar(R) software technology will model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet and celestial object above the horizon. Once your telescope is aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database.
The NexStar+ database contains over 40,000 celestial objects, Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, NGC Galaxies, nebulae, and planets. User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier. Filter Limits let you filter out objects that are outside of your local horizon (i.e. if trees or mountains were in the way). The Identify feature tells you what you're looking at with your telescope, but it can also be a very fun way to tour around the sky. Just point the telescope up somewhere and ask it to identify Messier objects (for instance) and it will show you the 5 nearest Messier objects to your position and let you GoTo them. You can keep doing this for different parts of the sky or for different object types - it is a lot of fun. There is also a "Solar Sys Align" feature that lets you align your CPC telescope on the sun or moon for daytime observing - it is easy to use this feature to see planets or bright stars in the day.
Some Special Features of the Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT...
- The Celestron CPC 800 telescope is an 8 Inch diffraction-limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with Celestron's premium StarBright XLT optical coatings on a fully computerized dual fork arm altazimuth mount.
- Proven NexStar+ computer control technology includes a 40,000 object database, 400 user-definable objects, and expanded information on over 200 objects.
- This 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.
- Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch.
- Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2 Inch steel legs and accessory tray
- SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process and 9X50 optical finderscope is also included.
- Flash upgradeable software for the hand control and motor control units lets you download product updates over the Internet which include the latest firmware for All-Star polar alignment.
- Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location with the sturdy handles. Easily use the large levers and knobs. And the star diagonal provides a more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky.
- The Permanent PEC software feature and a convenient remote hand control holder allow you to view information hands-free while using the scope.
- Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider and NexRemote telescope control software with the RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer.
OPT Product Number: CE-11073-XLT
- 8 Inch CPC GPS XLT Optical Tube
- CPC Dual-Fork-Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount with GoTo
- Heavy-Duty Tripod with 2 Inch Adjustable Steel Legs
- Accessory Tray/ Stabilizer
- NexStar+ Hand Control
- 8x50 Optical Finderscope
- 1.25 Inch Star Diagonal
- 1.25 Inch Eyepiece/ 40 mm, 51x mag.
- DC Power Cord/ Cigarette Lighter Adapter
- NexRemote Software on CD ROM
- 2 Year Warranty
Questions & AnswersAsk a Question
Bought 4 years ago Celestron CPC 8". tried to upgrade the firmware. Got cables that connect the base to a USB port on computer:computer does not see the celestron (used correct cable's driver). Is there someone, a place, who\ that can help me???
The 6 pin cable that attaches to the base is only for upgrading the motor control firmware. You need a 4 pin cable like the CE-93920 or http://www.optcorp.com/opt-rs232-cable-celestron-nexstar-cpc-cge-ms2007-25ft.html to connect through the bottom of the
Does SkyQ adapter work with the AVX mount? How does polar or all star alignment done from an IPhone 4s?
Not at this time. Celestron has noted a firmware issue with the SkyQ app and is working on a fix in their new Cosmos app. The Cosmos app currently (April 2014) works on Alt-Az mounts with the SkyQ, but EQ mount compatibility is still a few months off.
is 802.11n supported or is it limited to b and g ? do you have a reseller in Europe ?
The manufacturer does not note which version(s) of 802.11 are supported. We are a reseller of Southern Stars products in the USA and North America.