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ITEM # 12055 CGX EQUATORIAL 800 HD TELESCOPE
 
ITEM # 12055 CGX EQUATORIAL 800 HD TELESCOPE
 

ITEM # 12055 CGX EQUATORIAL 800 HD TELESCOPE
  • 8" HD optics
  • CGEM II computerized equatorial mount
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission
  • A 9x50 finderscope, 1.25" mirror diagonal for more comfortable viewing, and 1.25" 40 mm Pl?ssl eyepiece are all included
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission
HD FEATURES
  • Experience our best optical performance with EdgeHD's ?at-?eld and coma-free optics for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of today's largest imaging sensors and widest eyepieces
  • Aluminum optical tube with tube vents featuring an integrated 95-micron mesh filter allows hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Mirror support knobs hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift during imaging
  • Versatile design accommodates 2 focal ratios: native f/10 or ultra-fast f/2 imaging with a removable secondary mirror and third-party accessories
COMPUTERIZED MOUNT FEATURES
  • All-new design. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
  • Increased load capacity to 55 lbs.
  • Improved 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
  • Brand new 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
IMPROVED 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
IMPROVED ERGONOMICS:
  • Two handles for easy pickup and transport
  • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
  • All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads
  • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope - coming soon
ELECTRONICS:
  • All-new 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)
 

SPECIFICATIONS

Optical Tube Info:
Optical DesignEdgeHD
Aperture (mm)203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 151x
Finderscope9x50
Star Diagonal1.25
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 Obstruction 2.7 in (69 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 11%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 17 in (432 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 14 lbs (6.3 kg)
Dovetail Compatibility CGE Mount
Mount Info:
MountGerman Equatorial Mount
Instrument load capacity 55lbs
Tripod height adjustment range47.25" to 77.5" including EQ headA
Tripod leg diameter2"
Latitude adjustment range3?-65?
Tripod Weight19.2 lbs
EQ Head Weight44 lbs
Max Slew Speed5?/second (4?/second is default)
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar 
Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories)2
Autoguide PortYes
USB PortYes
SoftwareNew telescope control PC software
Included Items 
CGX Equatorial Head
CGX Tripod
Accessory Tray
2 x 11 lbs counterweight
NexStar+ Hand Control
DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)