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CPC 8" SCT XLT
CPC 9.25 " SCT XLT

New alignment technology, advanced engineering, and bold new design at a lower price that is out of this world!

Celestron's Professional Computerized (CPC) Series with revolutionary SkyAlign Alignment Technology re-defines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for - quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of set-up and use, ergonomics, enhanced computerization and, most important, affordability.

Internal GPS

The CPC Series internal GPS receiver automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth. This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude and latitude.

Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign

Once the CPC's internal GPS has established the telescopes position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply locate and manually point (slew) the telescope to three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the stars - you may even pick the moon or bright planets! Celestron's NexStar software technology will model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet and celestial object above the horizon. Once aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database.

Celestial Object Database The CPC database contains over 40,000 celestial objects including Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, as well as NGC Galaxies, nebulae and planets. User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier. When using the "filter limits" feature, only those objects that are above the horizon are displayed for your exact date, time and location.

Innovative Features

The new CPC Series telescopes, like the acclaimed Advanced Series and premium CGE Series telescopes feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems that are manufactured in Celestron's facilities in Torrance, California. In addition, all CPC models are supplied with StarBright XLT High Performance Optical Coatings. With the introduction of the CPC Series, Celestron has "gone back to the drawing board" and re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented a telescope family that provides superior quality, unsurpassed ease of use, and incomparable value. All CPC models ship standard with the NexRemote telescope control software.

NexRemote Software Included for easy PC connection

The CPC series telescopes include the NexRemote software so the telescope can be set up and operated remotely from a PC or laptop! NexRemote duplicates all of the functions and features of the NexStar software on the standard NexStar Hand Control plus much more!

Kit Includes:

  • NexRemote Software CD with license
  • RS-232 Cable to connect telescope to PC or Laptop
  • Serial-To-USB Adapter
  • Star Diagonal 1.25"
Features include:
  • NexRemote talks - Keep your eyes on the stars instead of the LCD by enabling speech support
  • Control the objects you want to see and the order that you see them
  • Create and save custom tours by launching NexTour
  • Use Night Vision Mode to reduce the effect of the laptop screen on your eyes
  • Wireless control of the telescope with Optional Gamepad Support
  • Download NexRemote updates online to use the latest features
CPC Feature Highlights
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - quite operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch; Auxiliary ports for AutoGuider, PC; easily mounts to tripod.
  • SkyAlign Alignment Technology - simply choose three bright celestial objects, the telescope does the rest
  • Convenient remote hand control holder - allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
  • 40,000+ object database
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units
  • Easy to locate over-sized clutching knobs on both axes for manual use
  • All metal quick release finderscope bracket with spring loaded pivot and easy to use x-y adjustment screws
  • Ultra-wide 9.8" bearing track base provides smooth stable tracking at any rate
  • Ergonomic design - comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC)
  • NexRemote Software Included for easy PC connection
  • DC Cig-Lighter Power Cord Included
  • Newly designed tripod - Heavy-duty steel tripod with accessory tray, center leg support bracket for rock solid stability, spring-loaded mounting screws and recessed mounting platform for quick setup.
8" Telescope Specifications    
Technical Specs
Optical Design
8" Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal Length
2032mm F/10
Finderscope
50mm Finderscope w/ quick release bracket
Mount
Dual Fork Arm
Optical Tube
Aluminum
Eyepiece
40mm Plossl (51x)
Star Diagonal
1.25"
Accessory tray
Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
Tripod
Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable
Power Supply
Car battery adapter
Telescope Control System
NexStar Computer Control System
Hand Control Ports
RS-232 communication port on hand control
Motor Ports
Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
Database
40,000 Object Database
GPS
Internal 16 channel
Software Specs
Motor: Type
DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Resolution
.1406 arcsecond
Slew Speeds
Nine slew speeds: 3 /sec, 2 /sec, .5/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Software Precision
24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
Tracking Rates
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes
Altazimuth, EQ North & EQ South
Alignment Procedures
SkyAlign, Auto Two Star Align, One-Star Align, EQ Align, Solar System Align
Periodic Error Correction
Permanently Programmable
Mechanical Specs
Fork Arm
Dual fork arm, cast aluminum w/ detachable HC cradle
Gear
5.625" hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm
Bearings
9.8" azimuth bearing
Optical Specifications
Highest Useful Magnication
480x
Lowest Useful Magnification
29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
14
Resolution: Rayleigh
.68 arc seconds
Dawes Limit
.57 arc seconds
Photographic Resolution
200 line/mm
Light Gathering Power
843x unaided eye
Field of View :standard eyepiece
.8
Linear FOV (@1000 yds)
42 ft.
Optical Coatings
Starbright XLT Coatings
Secondary Mirror Obstruction
2.7"
by Area
11%
by Diameter
34%
Optical tube length
17 inches
Telescope Weight
42 lbs
Tripod/Mount Weight
19 lbs
Electronic Specifications
Power Requirements
12VDC 1.5A
Cord Management
Software

9 1/4 " Telescope Specifications     
Technical Specs
Optical Design
9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal Length
2350mm F/10
Finderscope
50mm Finderscope w/ quick release bracket
Mount
Dual Fork Arm
Optical Tube
Aluminum
Eyepiece
40mm Plossl (59x)
Star Diagonal
1.25"
Accessory tray
Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
Tripod
Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable
Power Supply
Car battery adapter
Telescope Control System
NexStar Computer Control System
Hand Control Ports
RS-232 communication port on hand control
Motor Ports
Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
Database
40,000 Object Database
GPS
Internal 16 channel
Software Specs
Motor: Type
DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Resolution
.1406 arcsecond
Slew Speeds
Nine slew speeds: 3 /sec, 2 /sec, .5/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Software Precision
24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
Tracking Rates
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes
Altazimuth, EQ North & EQ South
Alignment Procedures
SkyAlign, Auto Two Star Align, One-Star Align, EQ Align, Solar System Align
Periodic Error Correction
Permanently Programmable
Mechanical Specs
Fork Arm
Dual fork arm, cast aluminum w/ detachable HC cradle
Gear
5.625" hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm
Bearings
9.8" azimuth bearing
Optical Specifications
Highest Useful Magnication
555x
Lowest Useful Magnification
34x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
14.4
Resolution: Rayleigh
.59 arc seconds
Dawes Limit
.49 arc seconds
Photographic Resolution
200 line/mm
Light Gathering Power
1127x unaided eye
Field of View :standard eyepiece
.7
Linear FOV (@1000 yds)
38 ft.
Optical Coatings
Starbright XLT Coatings
Secondary Mirror Obstruction
3.35"
by Area
13%
by Diameter
36%
Optical tube length
22 inches
Telescope Weight
58 lbs
Tripod/Mount Weight
19 lbs
Electronic Specifications
Power Requirements
12VDC 1.5A
Idle Current
340mA
Slew one axis
640mA
Slew both axes
900mA (with 1A spikes)
Cord Management
Software