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Auckland 0626

Celestron CGX EQ 800 HD Telescope

Price: $5,900.00 ( $5,130.43 excl. GST)

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Jacobs Photo Digital

9 Mokoia Road

Birkenhead

Auckland 0626

New Zealand


 +64 (9) 480-5903

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Features:

  • 8” HD optics
  • CGX computerized equatorial mount
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission
  • A 9x50 finderscope, 1.25” mirror diagonal for more comfortable viewing, and 1.25” 40 mm Plössl eyepiece are all included
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission

*Indent item, approx 1.5 weeks for delivery*

CGX 800 HD combines Celestron's all-new state of the art CGX computerized equatorial mount with its acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. With 8 inches of aperture and our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGX 800 HD gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye and is the lightest and most portable telescope in its class.

See the Universe in HD

EdgeHD is an aplanatic, flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce more than just off-axis star coma; it also provides an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view.

True Astrograph Quality
Many optical designs that advertise themselves as "astrographs" actually only produce pinpoint stars across a curved focal plane. While this may be acceptable for some visual observing, stars will appear out of focus at the edge when used with the flat chip sensor of a digital camera. EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than competing coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across some of the largest CCD chips available today. Learn more about EdgeHD technology.

Improved Performance
Superior edge performance not only creates rounder, more pleasing stars, but actually improves the resolution and limiting magnitude when compared to telescopes of equal aperture. With Celestron’s StarBright XLT optical coatings on every surface, EdgeHD optics gives you maximum light throughput across the widest visual and photographic spectrum.

Mechanical Features
In addition to EdgeHD’s optimized optical design, the telescope tube has been redesigned to make sure you get the most from your optics each and every night.

  • Mirror clutches - Flexible tension clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when taking long exposure astro-images. Once focused, the flexible rods allow the mirror to be held in place without putting any force or pressure on the mirror assembly, keeping the image centered in the eyepiece (or on the sensor).
  • Tube vents - Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Each vent has an integrated 95-micron micromesh filter guaranteed to let warm air out without letting dust in.
  • Fastar versatility - EdgeHD is the most versatile imaging telescope available today. At its native f/10, you can achieve the image scale necessary to capture the smallest of deep sky objects. Add the optional reducer lens—custom-designed for your size EdgeHD tube—and you can increase your field of view without sacrificing optical performance. A Barlow gives you added power for high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar imaging. All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible, allowing the secondary mirror to be removed and replaced with a third party lens accessory for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging.

Individually Tested
Every EdgeHD that ships has been tested not only for the surface quality of each optical component, but also with a camera and artificial star to ensure the imaging system meets our rigid quality assurance. This “final acceptance test” confirms the EdgeHD will perform in the field and deliver high-quality astroimages.

CGX Mount

Celestron’s workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron’s engineering team applied their years of experience designing German Equatorial mounts to the all-new CGX EQ, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies, value, and ease-of-use.

The new CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. Key design goals included a lower profile EQ head, which provides a more compact and therefore more stable setup; a better drive system; remote operation-friendly with home and limit optical sensors; easier polar alignment adjustments; and better cable management. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and transport. The CGX is our new Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.

Specifications: 

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design EdgeHD
Aperture (mm) 203.2 mm (8")
Focal Length 2032 mm (80")
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 51x
Finderscope 9x50
Star Diagonal 1.25
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 480x
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 69 mm (2.7")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 11%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 432 mm (17")
Optical Tube Weight 14 lbs (6.3 kg)
Dovetail Compatibility CGE Mount
MOUNT INFO:
Mount German Equatorial Mount
Instrument load capacity 55 lbs
Tripod height adjustment range 47.25" to 77.5" including EQ headA
Tripod leg diameter 2"
Latitude adjustment range 3°-65°
Tripod Weight 19.2 lbs
EQ Head Weight 44 lbs
Max Slew Speed 5°/second (4°/second is default)
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories) 2
Autoguide Port Yes
USB Port Yes
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align
Software New telescope control PC software
Included Items CGX Equatorial Head|CGX Tripod|Accessory Tray|2 x 11 lbs counterweight|NexStar+ Hand Control|DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

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