The CPC Deluxe 800 EdgeHD is a superb and remarkably portable visual instrument, or with an optional wedge and CCD camera, as a serious astrophotographer's tool! Although large in aperture, the Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD is portable enough to set up in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark-sky location. This telescope series features Celestron's remarkable EdgeHD optics, which creates an extremely flat field of view, ideal for astrophotography.
CPC Deluxe 800 EdgeHD Features
The CPC Deluxe Mount
Each Celestron CPC Deluxe mount 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 the internal GPS has established the telescope's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3, thanks to Celestron's Sky-Align technology!
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 Celestron CPC 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 including; 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 Celestron CPC Deluxe, but it can also be a very fun way to tour around the sky. Just point your 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.
Celestron EdgeHD Optics
This series features an Aplanatic Schmidt optical system that produces pinpoint star images all the way to the edge of the field. Not only is the Celestron Edge coma-free, but it also has a built-in field-flattener to ensure sharp focus all the way to the edge of the field, producing true Astrograph quality images. This results in pinpoint, high-definition star images throughout your astrophotographs.
203 mm (8")
CD ROMs Included
Objects in Database
OTA Mount Type
Dual Fork Arms
2 Year Warranty
8-inch EdgeHD/ Modified Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA.
Computerized Dual-Fork-Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount with GoTo.
Heavy-Duty Tripod with 2 Inch Adjustable Steel Legs.