- Equipped with StarBright XLT coatings
- Fully computerized telescope with a dual fork arm mount
- 9x50 finderscope assists in accurately finding objects
- Easy to move telescope from one location to the next
- Delivers quiet operation alongside large drive gears
- Fast and easy alignment process
- Auxiliary port on the mount for additional accessories
- NexRemote telescope control software
- Sturdy 2-inch steel legs with accessory tray
- 40,000 object database
Starting at $199/mo
Celestron CPC 8" GPS SCT GoTo Telescope
You don't have to be an expert in astronomy to operate the Celestron CPC 8" GPS SCT GoTo Telescope. This Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is bundled with advanced features including NexStar computer control technology and StarBright XLT Coatings--all to enhance your stargazing sessions. Quick and easy to setup, its simple to use. Suitable for a star viewing party or a college classroom, the Celestron CPC 8" GPS SCT GoTo Telescope is designed to enlighten your perspective from the moment you take it out of the box.
StarBright XLT Coatings
One of the most important factors in a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is its transmission — the percentage of light that reaches the focal plane. To increase transmission, Celestron engineers developed proprietary StarBright XLT anti-reflective optical coatings to apply to all mirrors and lenses in the optical system. Equipped with StarBright XLT coatings, this Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope delivers an impressive 97.4 percent of light transmission.
Anchoring the Celestron CPC 8" GPS SCT is a fully computerized telescope with a dual fork arm mount while a 9x50 finderscope assists in accurately finding objects of the night's sky. This telescope's altazimuth mount method enables out of this world tracking and pointing accuracy that outperforms similar telescopes in its class. For additional convenience, the star diagonal provides a more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky.
The telescope's overall intuitive and comfortable convenience features are complemented by an ergonomic design that makes it easy to move the telescope from one location to the next. Thanks to a construction that consists of a re-engineered drive base and mechanics, the Celestron CPC 8" GPS SCT GoTo Telescope delivers quiet operation alongside large drive gears.
Celestron's SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process since it walks users through the entire process.
There is an auxiliary port on the mount for additional accessories such as Autoguider, GPS accessory etc. Straight out of the box, this unit offers tracking performance via a Permanent PEC, and it features outstanding alignment with a convenient remote handheld controller so you can view information hands-free while you focus on the scope. NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable help with advanced control of your telescope via computer.
Featuring sturdy 2-inch steel legs with accessory tray to provide optimal stability and comfort, the newly designed heavy duty tripod of the Celestron CPC 8" GPS SCT GoTo Telescope is easy to assemble. Attaching this 8-inch diffraction Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope to the tripod is virtually effortless - so much so that it can even be done in the dark.
Astronomy hobbyists rejoice! Whether stargazing or astroimaging is your thing, with the Celestron CPC 8" GPS SCT GoTo Telescope the possibilities of what you can do are endless. This telescope from Celestron features a 40,000 object database including over 100 user-definable objects with expanded information on over 200 of those magnificent objects. Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number. Search for all of the Messier Catalog objects and see hundreds of other NGC, IC and Caldwell objects with amazing clarity.
This advanced telescope is compatible with all of Celestron's latest accessories so you can customize your experience under the stars. Add Celestron's StarSense AutoAlign to the telescope and let it do all the work and align itself in less then three minutes. Put the controls at your fingertips and add the SkyPortal Wi-Fi Module and use your smartphone or tablet to control the telescope.
Celestron Tripod Heavy Duty CPC 1100
In the 1960s, Celestron’s founder, Tom Johnson, created groundbreaking new telescopes never before seen on the consumer market. Today, Celestron's world-class team of optical and electronic engineers continues to push the boundaries of technology. With new innovative products, Celestron has shown they are still going strong in the field of astroimaging and astronomy products.
The Celestron heavy duty tripod is a state-of-the-art tripod; it has fully adjustable legs with metal clamps for solid height adjustment.
The tripod has an adjustable height of up to 55" with dual leg support and an upper leg brace and 2.75" stainless steel legs. The tripod's folding center brace stays attached to the captive leg strap which results in easier transportation.
The tripod's molded accessory tray fits around the legs with the central shaft for additional leg support; the captive leg strap keeps the tripod safely and conveniently intact,