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Celestron - C8-SGT XLT 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

Model#: 11026-XLT

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The Celestron C8-SGT XLT Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope is a very lightweight telescope that still maintains a remarkable light gathering power of 843x more than the human eye can see! In addition, it is also coated with StarBright XLT coatings to improve light transmission throughout the optical tube assembly, making this a very portable yet powerful Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube.

The optical tube assembly is mounted on the Advanced GT mount that uses the NexStar computer control technology, including a database of over 40,000 celestial objects with information on over 200 of them. These include the planets and many of the famous deep sky catalogs as well. With the RS-232 and autoguider ports, the mount can be controlled and flash upgraded via the PC as well as control of a camera for astrophotography.






Product Series

The Advanced Series family of computerized GoTo telescopes was designed to offer the novice or more advanced user a selection of models with the features and quality that serious amateurs can appreciate.  These scopes come on heavy-duty computerized German Equatorial mounts with ultra-sturdy 2" stainless steel legs and center tray for superior rigidity and vibration dampening.

Additional Information

Name Celestron - C8-SGT XLT 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope
Manufacturer Celestron
Model 11026-XLT
Accessory Tray Yes
Alignment Procedures AutoAlign, 2-Star Alignment, Quick Align
Angular Field of View 0.64 °
Aperture 203.2 mm (8 in)
CD ROM "The Sky®" Level 1
Communication Ports RS-232 communication port on hand control
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Counterweights 1-11 lbs
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Eyepiece 1 25 mm (0.98 in)
Finderscope 6x30
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Magnification 1 81 x
Mount CG-5 Equatorial
Optical Tube Length 17 in (431.8 mm)
Power Supply Car Battery Adapter
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arcsec
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arcsec
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.7 in (68.58 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 11.4 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 33.8 %
Software Precision 24 bit, 0.08 arcsec calculation
Star Diagonal 1.25
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod 2 inch Stainless Steel