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The world’s most beloved telescope! The classic, 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Now, the iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster.
Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
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|Aperture||203.2 mm (8 inch)|
|Focal Length||2032 mm|
|Resolution||0.69 arc seconds (Rayleish) : 0.57 arc seconds (Dawes)|
|Mount Type||Single Fork Arm Altazimuth|
|Power Requirements||8-AA batteries (not included)|
|Lowest Useful Magnifications||29 x|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)||843 x|
|Optical Coatings||Starbright XLT|
|Optical Tube Length||432 mm|
|Total Telescope Kit Weight||15 Kg|
|Tripod Weight||4.08 Kg|
|Tracking Modes||Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South|
|Alignment Procedures||SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align|
|Communication Ports||RS-232 communication port on hand control, Autoguider port, Aux port|
|Computer Hand Control||Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons|
|Sales Package||Standard Packaging of Celestron|