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Model: 12026Brand: CelestronDesign: SCTSize: 8" (200mm)Computerized: Computerized GOTOLevel: AdvancedMount Type: Equatorial
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GOTO Telescopes Used For Visual And Astroimaging
Quick Overview:8” (203mm) f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain includes StarBright XLT coatings for better light transmission84% more light gathering than a 6” telescope. 6x30 optical finderscope for locating alignment starsInteger gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.Autoguider port for long exposure imagingNew motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalancesUpdated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aestheticsNew design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housingsImproved latitude range. Can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude.NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
The iconic 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain has been known for decades as Celestron’s most beloved telescope. Now beginner to intermediate astroimagers can have their own “C-8” at an extremely affordable price. This classic design has been upgraded with our StarBright XLT coatings for maximum light transmission. Combined with our fully featured Advanced VX mount, you have a setup that is ready for both imaging and visual observing.
About the Mount
The new Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. You’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX features significantly larger base castings than our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.
Optical Design Schmidt-CassegrainAperture (mm) 203 mm (7.99 in)Focal Length (mm) 2032 mm (80 in)Focal Ratio 10Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)Magnification 1 102 xFinderscope 6x30Optical Tube AluminumFastar Compatible YesTripod Adjustable, Stainless SteelTripod Legs 2"Weight (lbs) 59 lbs (27 kg)Power Supply Car battery adapterHighest Useful Magnification 480 xLowest Useful Magnification 29 xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 14Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc secondsResolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 841 xOptical Tube Length 17" in (432 mm)Optical Tube Weight 13 lbs (5.9 kg)EQ Mount Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)Tripod Height (Max) 64" in (1626 mm)Tripod Height (Min) 44" in (1118 mm)Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)Counterweight Bar 12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)Counterweights 1 x 11 lbsLatitude Range 7-77 degMotor Drive Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axesSlew Speeds Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximumTracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and LunarTracking Modes EQ North and EQ SouthAlignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System AlignCommunication Ports 2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttonsDatabase 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objectsPower Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)Internal Clock YesGPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
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Great telescope!I didn't know whether to go for this or the Edge HD 8". I know the optics are better on the other telescope, but this one is still top quality. The definition across the field was superb and the contrast was great. NGC4565 looked amazing through it, and the dark lane stood out well.I'm very pleased with the scope and mount.
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