Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope

  • 8" diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
  • 8x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2" steel legs and accessory tray

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Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope

General Features

  • 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

Computerized Mount Features

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the 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 upgradeable 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
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

Sky Guide 2016
Data Sheet

Optical DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
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 151 x
Finderscope8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket
Star Diagonal1.25
Mount TypeDual Fork Arm
Accessory TrayLeg Brace / Eyepiece holder
TripodHeavy Duty Steel Adjustable
Power RequirementsCar battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude14
Resolution (Rayleigh)0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)843 x
Apparent Field of View0.8 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)42 ft (13 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction2.5 in (64 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter31%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area9.77%
Optical CoatingsStarbright XLT Coating
Total Telescope Kit Weight74 lbs (34 kg)
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesAltazimuth, EQ North and EQ South
Alignment ProceduresSkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-star Align, SolarSystem Align, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align
Periodic Error CorrectionPermanently Programmable
Communication PortsRS-232 communication port on hand control
Computer Hand ControlFlash upgradeable, double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
GPSInternal 16 channel


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