• Celestron CGEM II 800 SCT Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 800 SCT Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 800 SCT Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 800 SCT Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 800 SCT Bundle

Celestron CGEM II 800 SCT Bundle


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  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 40 lbs payload capacity
  • Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle
  • 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
  • Internal cabling throughout for worry-free remote operation
  • Able to track past the meridian allowing seamless imaging
  • USB hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer

    The CGEM II 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount. It is the most lightweight and portable of the three size models. This telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment. At 8 inches of aperture with our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGEM II 800 gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye.

    A fresh update to the venerable CGEM mount, the CGEM II has a fresh, attractive, bold appearance and is capable of carrying Celestron’s higher-end SCT optical tubes (up to 11") securely and vibration free, which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing. Capable of holding 40 lbs. of payload and slewing at 5° per second, you will be able to instantly point to any of the celestial objects in the database.

    ERGONOMIC DESIGN

    CGEM II was designed to be ergonomically friendly with large Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs for quick and easy polar alignment adjustment. The internal RA and DEC motor wiring provides a clean look and an easy and trouble free set up.

    INNOVATION

    The CGEM II series features Celestron’s innovative Polar alignment procedure called All-Star™. All-Star allows users to choose any bright star, while the software calculates and assists with polar alignment. Another great feature of the CGEM II sure to please astroimagers, is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC) which will allow users to train out the worm gears periodic errors, while the mount retains the PEC recordings.

    PERFORMANCE

    For objects near the Meridian (imaginary line passing from North to South), the CGEM II will track well past the Meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most ideal part of the sky. The CGEM II mount has a robust database with over 40,000 objects, 100 user defined programmable objects and enhanced information on over 200 objects. Celestron's CGEM II mount is the perfect fit between the Advanced Series and CGE Series. Offering the portability of the Advanced Series and the precision of the CGE.

    Specs:

    OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
    Optical Design EdgeHD
    Aperture 203.2 mm (8")
    Focal Length 2032 mm (80")
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25 mm (.98")
    Magnification of Eyepiece 1 81x
    Finderscope 6x30
    Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
    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 64 mm (2.5")
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%
    Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
    Optical Tube Length 432 mm (17")
    Optical Tube Weight 12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)
    Dovetail CGE Dovetail Bar
    MOUNT INFO:
    Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
    Instrument load capacity 40 lbs (18 kg)
    Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1346 - 1651 mm (53 – 65")
    Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8 mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
    Latitude adjustment range 15° - 70°
    Total EQ Head Weight 41 lbs (18.6 kg)
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Tripod Weight 20 lbs (9 kg)
    Weight of Counterweights 1 x 17 lbs
    Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
    GPS N/A
    Dovetail Compatibility Dual saddle plates (Vixen and CGE saddle)
    Number of Auxiliary ports 2 (1x Hand control port and 1x AUX Port for optional accessories)
    Autoguide port Yes
    USB Port Yes
    Power Requirements 12 VDC, 3.2 amps
    Motor Drive Low cog DC servo motors
    Alignment Procedures AutoAlign, 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
    Periodic Error Correction Yes
    Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons, USB 2 0 port for PC connection
    Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects Enhanced information on over 200 objects
    Software Starry Night Special Edition
    Included Accessories CGEM II Equatorial Head|Tripod|Accessory Tray|1 x 17 lbs counterweight|NexStar+ Hand Control|DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)|8 mm Allen wrench (contained in rear carry handle)
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