Celestron CPC 925 Computerized Telescope
Celestron CPC 925 Computerized Telescope
- 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain Design
- Focal Length - 2350 mm, F/10
- 50 mm Finderscope w/quick release bracket
- Dual Fork Arm Mount
- Aluminum Optical Tube
- 40 mm Plossl (51x) Eyepiece
- 1.25" Star Diagonal
- Accessory tray Leg Brace/ Eyepiece holder
- Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable Tripod
- Car battery power adapter
- NexStar Computer Control System
- RS-232 communication port on hand control
- Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
- Highest Useful Magnification - 555x
- Lowest Useful Magnification - 34x
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude - 14.4
- Resolution - Rayleigh 0.59 arcsec
- Dawes Limit - 0.49 arcsec
- Photographic Resolution - 200 line/mm
- Light Gathering Power - 1127x unaided eye
- Field of View - standard eyepiece 0.7°
- Linear FOV (@1000 yds) - 38 ft
- Starbright XLT Coatings
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction - 3.35"
- by Area - 13%
- by Diameter - 36%
- Optical tube length - 22"
- DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
- Resolution 0.1406 arcsec
- Nine slew speeds - 3°/sec, 2°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, 0.5x
- Software Precision 24 bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
- Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar tracking rates
- 40,000 Object Database
- Altazimuth, Equatorial North and South tracking modes
- SkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Align, One-Star Align, EQ Align, Solar System Align
- Periodic Error Correction Permanently Programmable
- Dual fork arm, cast aluminum w/ detachable HC cradle
- 5.625" hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm
- 9.8" azimuth bearing
- Telescope Weight - 42 lb
- Tripod/Mount Weight - 19 lb
- Power Requirements - 12VDC at 1.5A
- Idle Current - 340 mA
- Slew Current Both Axes - 900 mA
- Cord Management - Software Managed
Celestron’s CPC 925 XLT GPS Telescope offers both portability and versatility without hindering its large aperture. This telescope’s GoTo capabilities coupled with StarBright XLT High-Performance Optical Coatings provide superior quality, unsurpassed ease of use, and incomparable value!
The Celestron 925 CPC telescope uses 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 you simply center and align three bright objects in your eyepiece; such as the moon, planets or stars, the telescope can automatically locate, point to, and track any of the 40,000 celestial objects in its database that is up in the night sky!
With its conveniently located carrying handles and an instrument weight of only 42-pounds, this Telescope gives you the freedom to observe from several different locations!
- GoTo Technology- fully automated mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects will automatically locate and track objects for you.
- Re-designed Drive Base and Drive Mechanics- using larger drive gears for better tracking accuracy
- Heavy-Duty Tripod- easy telescope attachment and features sturdy 2-Inch steel legs and accessory tray
- Ergonomic Design- sturdy handles coupled with large levers and knobs ensure comfortable lifting and moving of the telescope from location to location
- Internal GPS Receiver- automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints the telescope’s exact location.
OPT Product Number: CE-11074-XLT
All-Star Polar Alignment
Get ready for a night of astroimaging with your mount faster than previously thought possible with All-Star Polar Alignment. This innovative software solves the time-consuming problem of trying to pinpoint the North Celestial Pole.
SkyAlign alignment technology makes setting up a computerized telescope simple, fast, and accurate. Just point the telescope at any three bright objects — stars, bright planets, or even the Moon — and your telescope can orient itself with the night sky.
The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.
Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe!
WiFi technology encircles the globe in a web of connectivity, knowledge, and information. Now, Celestron is using that same technology to allow stargazers to connect to the night sky and enhance their experience of the cosmos in fun and unique ways.
|Aperture||235 mm (9.25")|
|Dawes Limit||0.49 arcseconds|
|Focal Length||2350 mm|
|Light Gathering Power||1127x|
|Mount Type||Alt Azimuth/ GoTo|
|Objects in Database||40000 objects|
|Optical Coatings||Celestron XLT|
|OTA Mount Type||Dual Fork Arms|
|Telescope Series||Celestron CPC|
|Tracking Modes||Alt Azimuth & EQ North & EQ South|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
- 235 mm (9.25-Inch )CPC 925 XLT GPS OTA
- CPC Dual-Fork-Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount with GoTo
- Heavy-Duty Tripod with 2-Inch Adjustable Steel Legs
- Accessory Tray/ Leg Stabilizer
- NexStar+ Hand Control
- 8x50 Optical Finderscope
- 1.25-Inch Star Diagonal
- 1.25-Inch Eyepiece/ 40 mm, 59x mag.
- DC Power Cable/ Cigarette Lighter Adapter
- NexRemote Software on CD ROM - Only For Windows(PC)
- 2 Year Warranty
CPC 9.25 XLT
After putting this scope through its paces for a few years, I can say with certainty that this is a fun, reliable, powerful scope. The optics are excellent. It holds collimation for a year at a time easily. The computer works perfectly. In alt-az mode, the three star alignment on any stars is simplicity. The Go-To's put the target in or near the center of a 9mm eyepiece. The tripod is robust, to say the least. Mounting the OTA on the tripod is simplified with the guiding pin on the tripod. The captive finger screws that secure the OTA to the tripod are surprisingly convenient. There are lots of neat details about this scope that I won't mention here you'll have fun finding them yourself when you buy one. I have used this scope for astrophotography, on a wedge, with all sorts of heavy stuff mounted over and under the OTA. The drive motors haul all the gear around effortlessly. Nit-picking: the power indicating LED is too bright and is positioned right in your face. I use the finder scope's lens cap to cover the LED. Some kind of liquid dripped off the primary's baffle tube and onto the secondary mirror (might be grease?. It was easy enough to clean. After a year of use, there developed a teeny tiny bit of mirror flop when focusing, but it's barely noticeable. Summary: You might find another scope that costs less than this scope, but you get what you pay for with this scope. This is a well engineered, carefully thought out, fun, easy to use, reliable, and powerful scope. I recommend it, or one of its siblings, to anyone looking for a scope that is a cut above the rest.