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8" diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.
Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings.
Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount.
8x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects.
Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2" steel legs and accessory tray.
Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location.
Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky.
Convenient remote hand control holder - Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope.
COMPUTERIZED MOUNT FEATURES
Proven NexStar computer control technology.
40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects.
Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms.
Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch.
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process.
Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet.
Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider, GPS accessory.
NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer.
|Aperture||203.2 mm (80 inch)|
|finderscope||8X50 Finderscope with quick release bracket|
|Resolution||0.69 arc seconds (Rayleigh) : 0.57 arc seconds|
|Tripod||Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable|
|Mount Type||Dual Fork Arm|
|Power Requirements||Car battery adaptor|
|Lowest Useful Magnifications||29 x|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)||843 x|
|Optical Coatings||Starbright XLT Coating|
|Total Telescope Kit Weight||34 Kg|
|Tracking Modes||Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South|
|Alignment Procedures||Sky Align, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-Star Align, SolarSystem Align, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align|
|Communication Ports||RS-232 communication port on hand control|
|Computer Hand Control||Flash upgradeable, double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons|
|Sales Package||Standard Packaging of Celestron|