Celestron CGX 800 SCT

Product code: 12050-CGL
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Product information

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Aluminum Optical Tube
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 2032mm focal length (f/10)
  • 25mm eyepiece included (81x)
  • Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories
  • 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount

The CGX 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestrons premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the CGX computerised equatorial mount. It is the most lightweight and portable of the three size models. This telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment. At 8 inches of aperture with our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGX 800 gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye.

CGX Mount and Tripod Features

Smootherbelt Drivesystem

Mechanical Hard Stops

Home And Limit Sensors

Dual Dovetail Saddle

  • Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
  • Increased load capacity to 55 lbs.
  • 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
  • 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 3°-65° latitude range
  • Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle

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
  • +20° of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
  • Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

Tripod

Ergonomics:

Ergonomic Carry Handles

Polar Alignment Adjustment System

  • Two handles for easy pickup and transport
  • Ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
  • Ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads
  • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope

Electronics

  • 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
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture203.2mm (8")
Focal Length2032mm (80")
Focal Ratiof/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 125mm (.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 181x
Finderscope6x30
Star Diagonal1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical TubeAluminum
Highest Useful Magnification480x
Lowest Useful Magnification29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude14
Resolution (Rayleigh)0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)843x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction64mm (2.5")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter31%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area9.77%
Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length432mm (17")
Optical Tube Diameter238mm (9.37")
Optical Tube Weight12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)
DovetailCGE Dovetail Bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity55 lbs (25 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)1200.15mm - 1968.5mm (47.25" - 77.5")
Tripod Leg Diameter50.8mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
Latitude adjustment range3° - 65°
Mount Head Weight44 lbs (20 kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight19.2 lbs (8.7 kg)
Weight of Counterweights2 x 11 lbs
Slew Speeds9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesEQ North & EQ South
GPSN/A
Dovetail CompatibilityDual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports2 Aux ports (Hand Control can use either Aux port)
Autoguide portYes
USB PortYes, input for Mount and Hand Control
Power Requirements12V DC, 4 amps
Motor DriveDC servo motors
Alignment Procedures2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error CorrectionYes
Computerized Hand Control2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
SoftwareCPWI Telescope Control Software, Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight97.7 lbs (44.31 kg)
Included ItemsCGX Equatorial Head | CGX Tripod | Accessory Tray | 2 x 11 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | 8mm Allen Wrench | 12V DC Power Cable | Hand Control Holster

Product Info

GTIN 050234120500
MPN 050234120500
MPN 050234120500
Brand Celestron
Product Code 12050-CGL
Delivery Weight Package
57kg