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Celestron CPC 8 GPS Computerized Telescope

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Celestron CPC 8 GPS Computerized Telescope


  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
  • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark
  • Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Convenient remote hand control holder
  • Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number
  • Most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics
  • Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Permanent PEC
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider, GPS accessory
  • Optical design: Schmidt-cassegrain
  • Mount: Dual fork arm
  • Optical tube: aluminum
  • Accessory tray: Leg brace / eyepiece holder
  • Tripod: Heavy duty steel adjustable
  • Power supply: Car battery adapter
  • Optical coatings: Starbright xlt coating
  • Motor drive: dc servo motors with encoders, both axes
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, solar and lunar
  • Tracking modes: Altazimuth, eq north and eq south
  • Alignment procedures: Skyalign, auto two-star alignment, two-star align, solarsystem align, eq north align, eq south align, one-star align
  • Periodic error correction: Permanently programmable
  • Fork arm: Dual fork arm, cast aluminum with detachable hc cradle
  • Motor ports: Aux port, autoguide ports
  • Cord management: Cord wrap software
  • Communication ports: rs-232 communication port on hand control
  • Computer hand control: Flash upgradable, double line, 16 character liquid crystal display; 19 fiber optic backlit led buttons
  • Focal ratio: 10
  • Highest useful magnification: 480 x
  • Lowest useful magnification: 29 x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude: 14
  • Resolution (rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
  • Resolution (dawes): 0.57 arc seconds
  • Photographic resolution: 200 line/mm
  • Light gathering power: 843 x
  • Angular field of view (deg): 0.8 °
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter: 31 %
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 9.77 %
  • Motor resolution: 0.1406
  • Software precision: 24 bit, 0.08 calculations
  • Gear: 5.625 hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm
  • Bearings: 9.8 azimuth bearing
  • Database: 40,000 objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. enhanced information on over 200 objects
  • Power requirements - idle current: 340 ma
  • Power requirements - slew one axis: 640 ma
  • Power requirements - slew both axes: 900 ma
  • GPS: Internal 16 channel
  • Finderscope: 8x50 finderscope with quick release bracket
  • Power requirements: 12 vdc 1.5a
  • 2 Year warranty


  • Overall: 72" H x 39" W x 17" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 69lbs

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Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 72" H x 39" W x 17" D
  • Sturdy 2" steel legs and accessory tray
  • Linear field of view (1000 yds): 42 ft (13 m)
  • Eyepiece Diameter: Eyepiece 1: 40mm
  • Eyepiece Diameter: Eyepiece 2: 64mm
  • Overall Product Weight: 69lbs


Telescope Type: CatadioptricColor: Black
User Level: ProfessionalUsage: Moon; Planet
Aperture Size: 203.2 MillimetersMagnification: Lowest: 29
Magnification: Highest: 480Focal Length: 2032 Millimeters
GPS Technology: YesGoTo Technology: Yes
Tripod/Base Included: Yes
  • Mount Type: Altazimuth
Star Diagonal Included: Yes
  • Star Diagonal Size: 1.25 Inches
Country of Manufacture: China 


Product Warranty: 2 Year 

About the Manufacturer

Throughout the world, Celestron telescopes have become the "telescope of choice" for the consumer that can differentiate between brands. Major colleges and universities worldwide use Celestron telescopes in their astronomy programs. Moreover, its solid and esteemed reputation in the scientific community has reached NASA, who selected the Celestron C5 telescope as the telescope to be taken on several space shuttle research missions.

Celestron CPC 8 GPS Computerized Telescope

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CPC 8 GPS Computerized Telescope is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: 11073-XLT