Celestron CGEM II 800 EdgeHD Telescope

  • 8" EdgeHD optics
  • CGEM II computerized Equatorial mount
  • Premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Ultra sturdy 2" steel tripod with accessory tray
  • 2 Years Limited Warranty
    Celestron CGEM II 800 EdgeHD Telescope

    The Celestron CGEM II 800 EdgeHD Computerized Telescope features a high-end 8” EdgeHD optical tube assembly mounted on a CGEM II mount. Its optics are XLT coated to provide users the brightest and sharpest images possible, while the CGEM II mount is designed for ease of control and quick, smooth adjustments.

    The brand new EdgeHD optical design is guaranteed to please the user. With the improved and advanced high definition optical system, astrophotographers are sure to love the image quality even in wide field. With the EdgeHD, you will experience little or no distortion to your images when coupling it with your favourite CCD or DSLR camera.

    This 8” EdgeHD optical tube is equipped with a removable secondary mirror. This additional feature allows for exposure time that are up to 25 times faster than normal, all the while still yielding a field of view that is five times wider than normal. To use this function, a third party lens assembly is required to take over and replace the secondary mirror. But this handy attribute lets the user capture wide field images in a short amount of time!

    CGEM II Mount Features:
  • Industry and Consumer proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Computer database of over 40,000 objects
  • Quick and accurate Polar alignment
  • Meridian preference for slewing
  • Solar System alignment method
  • Permanent Programmable Periodic Error Correction (PEC
  • Low Cog DC Servo motor with integrated optical encoders offer smooth, quiet operation and long life
  • Internal Cable wiring for trouble-free setup and transportation
  • Autoguide port and Auxiliary ports located on the electronic plate for long exposure astrophotography
  • NexRemote telescope control software included
  • GPS compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory
  • More Information
    Product Weight (KG) 41.7
    Magnification of 40mm Eyepiece 51x
    Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
    Optical Tube Aluminum
    Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
    Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843x
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction 64mm
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%
    Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
    Optical Tube Length 432mm
    Optical Tube Diameter 238mm
    Optical Tube Weight 6.35kg
    Dovetail CGE Dovetail Bar
    Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
    Mount Load Capacity 18kg
    Height Adjustment Range (includes mount and tripod) 1346mm - 1651mm
    Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
    Latitude Adjustment Range 15° - 70°
    Mount Head Weight 18.14kg
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Tripod Weight 9kg
    Weight of Counterweights 1 x 17lbs
    Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4.5°/second
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
    Dovetail Compatibility Dual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)
    Number of Auxiliary Ports 2 AUX Ports (1x Hand control Port and 1x AUX Port for optional accessories)
    Autoguide Port Yes
    USB Port Yes, input on Hand Control
    Power Requirements 12V DC, 3.2 amps
    Motor Drive DC servo motors
    Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
    Periodic Error Correction Yes
    Computerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 Port for PC connection
    NexStar+ Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects Enhanced information on over 200 objects
    Software Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal App
    Brand Celestron
    Barcode 050234120173
    Telescope Type Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain (EdgeHD)
    Aperture Size 203mm
    Focal Length 2032mm
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Highest Practical Magnification 480x
    Finderscope 9x50
    Eyepieces 40mm
    Mount Type Computerized Mount
    Tripod Steel
    Warranty 2 Years Limited Warranty
    User Level For Advanced
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