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Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD Computerised Telescope

£2,949.00
SKU 11007

Availability: Immediate Dispatch

  • Celestron 8-inch f/10 EdgeHD optics provides stunning views and sharp astroimages free of visual defects
  • Sturdy dual fork arm mount with upgraded gears and motors anchors the telescope for superior tracking and pointing accuracy
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics with spring loaded RA worm block with enveloping brass teeth
  • Re-designed electronics deliver constant regulated power to the motors making them capable of driving the telescope even when not perfectly balanced
  • Computer assisted All-Star polar-alignment
  • NexStar+ hand control and internal GPS guides users through the simple SkyAlign setup and features a 40,000+ object database
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading updates over the Internet
  • Ready for serious astroimaging, CPC Deluxe HD features All-Star Polar Alignment and Permanently Programmable Periodic Error Correction when equipped with the HD Pro Wedge
Description

Celestron's CPC Deluxe HD telescope series of telescopes combines Celestron’s redesigned CPC computerised alt-az fork mount with its innovative EdgeHD optics to provide top-of-the-line performance with unlimited versatility. Whether you are a beginner, a casual observer or are an astroimager, the CPC Deluxe HD is perfect for any application. The CPC/CPC Deluxe range is so popular it is also the telescope of choice for NASA! This is 8" aperture f/10 model is the smallest in their range and is ideal for beginners or those that want the most portable model.

Celestron's proprietary unique EdgeHD optical design corrects for both coma and field curvature, providing aberration-free images and pinpoint stars across the largest imaging sensors and all the way to the edge of even the widest eyepieces. All EdgeHD systems include Celestron's StarBright XLT coatings on all optical surfaces for brighter images and increased light transmission. Furthermore, every EdgeHD optical tube is Fastar compatible - you simply remove the secondary mirror and attach a third party lens assembly and you’re ready to image the night sky at an ultra-fast speed of f/2. You can read more about how EdgeHD outperforms competing optical systems by downloading the EdgeHD whitepaper here.

The beefy dual arm fork mount is a rigid and stable platform and firmly anchors the telescope for ultra-precise tracking. However it only weighs 19kg (43 lbs) and includes ergonomically positioned rugged carrying handles for easy carrying and to make setup quick and easy. Each CPC Deluxe telescope also comes with a sturdy adjustable height tripod with a useful accessory tray.

The CPC HD series uses GPS (Global Positioning System) technology to automatically pinpoint your exact coordinates - no need to enter the date, time, longitude and latitude or even know the name of a single star in the sky. Simple and easy to use, the CPC with its SkyAlign sky modelling system, is up and running after locating just three celestial objects. If you are new to astronomy, you may wish to start off by using the CPC’s built-in Sky Tour feature, which commands the CPC to find the most interesting objects in the sky and automatically slews to each one. Or if you are more experienced, you will appreciate the comprehensive database of over 40,000 objects, including customised lists of all the best deep-sky objects, planets and bright double stars. No matter at what level you are starting out, the CPC will unfold for you and your friends all the wonders of the Universe.

Although most altazimuth telescopes are designed primarily for visual use, the CPC Deluxe HD is for astrophotographers too! It offers all the same high-end features you’ll find on Celestron's German equatorial mounts. Out of the box, your CPC Deluxe can track accurately for up to 30 seconds without adding a wedge, thanks to a re-engineered drive train with a 6-inch brass gear, stainless steel worm gear, and both steel and nylon ball bearings. For longer exposure astrophotography, then the Celestron HD Pro Wedge is needed which turns this CPC Deluxe HD telescope into an astroimager’s dream setup. With the wedge, you can take advantage of the All Star Polar Alignment procedure, which has you polar aligned in just minutes. You can also train your mount to be even more accurate with Permanently Programmable Periodic Error Correction. Finally, your CPC tracks smoothly through the meridian without doing a meridian flip, enabling you to capture objects in the best part of the night sky.

To customise your experience under the stars, CPC Deluxe HD is compatible with all of Celestron’s latest accessories. Add StarSense AutoAlign and your CPC will align itself in under 3 minutes. Or add the SkyPortal WiFi Module and control your telescope using a smartphone or tablet. You can also control the telescope using Celestron's CPWI software too.

With this much versatility, the CPC Deluxe HD is a telescope that will serve you well for years to come, no matter what you choose to do with the hobby—including astroimaging.

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Specifications
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design EdgeHD
Aperture 203.2mm (8")
Focal Length 2032mm (80")
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40mm (1.57")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 51x
Finderscope 50mm Finderscope with quick release bracket
Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube Aluminium
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 64mm (2.5")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT
Optical Tube Length 432mm (17")
Optical Tube Diameter 238mm (9.37")
Optical Tube Weight 42 lbs (19.1 kg) with mount
Dovetail None
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Computerised Altitude-Azimuth Dual Fork Arm
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1295.4mm - 1422.4mm (51" - 66")
Tripod leg diameter 50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
Mount Head Weight 42 lbs (19.1 kg) with optical tube
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 19 lbs (8.6 kg)
Slew Speed 9 slew speeds - max speed 5°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South
GPS Internal 16 channel
Dovetail Compatibility none
Number of Auxiliary ports 2 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any of the Aux ports)
Autoguide port Yes
USB Port Yes, on hand control
Power Requirements 12 VDC-1.5A (Tip positive)
Motor Drive DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures Sky Align, Auto Two-Star Align, Two-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North Align & EQ South Align
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Computerised Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Telescope Kit Weight 61 lbs (27.6 kg)
Included Items Mount/OTA | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 40mm Eyepiece | 1.25" Star Diagonal | 50mm 9x50 Finderscope with Bracket | Instruction Manual

 

Downloads

CPC Deluxe HD Manual

EdgeHD Optics Manual