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The CGEM II 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount. The CGEM II 800 offers the middle ground for those looking to combine portability with high resolution. This telescope has a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment. With over 800 inches of aperture and our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGEM II 800 gives you over 1000 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 18 Kg of payload and slewing at 5° per second, you will be able to instantly point to any of the celestial objects in the database.
Celestron has always had a lot of care on the choice of materials and coatings used in their optics. Precisely for this reason, the XLT have always been the best-selling Cassegrain in the world, their versatility has met the needs of many users in many fields of use. This optical scheme has been realized with spherical mirrors, on the optical path there isn't any other lenses, except the front corrector plate. Despite its compact size and light weight, the focal length is long, ideal for high resolution imaging. The images are very sharp and contrasty, the Starbright coatings ensures an optimum brightness even with faint objects.
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.
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.
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.
- Optical tube Celestron C8-XLT Schmidt-Cassegrain D:203mm F:2032 f/10
- Eyepiece Plossl 25mm (31,8mm diameter)
- Visual back 31,8mm
- Star diagonal 90° 31,8mm
- Starfinder 6x30 with bracket
- Mount head CGEM II
- Alluminum tripod with accessories tray
- Hand control Nexstar+ with software Skyscan, star alignement 1-2 and Solar system, database with 40000 objects
- Motor gear 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
- Tracking over the meridian
- Autoguider port, USB port on hand control,1 AUX port
- Cable for upgrade firmware
- Counterweight 7,7 Kg
- Payload capacity 18 Kg
- Power cable12V cigarette plug and 220V power supply
|Focal length (mm):||2032|
|Focal ratio:||f 10|
|Weight (Kg):||36 kg|