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Celestron - CGEM 800 HD Computerized Telescope

Model#: 11080

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Regular Price: $2,499.00

Special Price: $2,249.00

Manufactured by: Celestron


With the advancement in technology, it is amazing how many interesting products are being made every single day in order to ease the life of human beings and to provide them real comfort and pleasure. There are all kinds of gadgets these days to keep the individuals occupied and to indulge their hobbies. If you are an astronomer or researcher or simply have a passion for astronomy and curious enough to find out what is out there in the galaxy, you can quench your thirst because Celestron has launched an amazing product that would blow your mind away! Celestron CGEM 800 is a classic computerized telescope with such amazing features that once you set your eyes on it you will not be able to stop drooling over it! Now gazing the stars and the moon and exploring planets has become even more exciting with the innovation of Celestron CGEM 800. It has a list of never ending features that you will not be able to believe even if you see it with your own eyes. Now let us see what this spectacular product has in store for us. Starting with the general features, this computerized telescope has an aperture of 8 inches which is totally incredible. It has a 9x50 finderscope which helps the user to find the objects with unbelievable accuracy. It comes with a 2-inch tripod made of steel which is quite strong and even has an accessory tray. It also has a computerized equatorial mount, how cool is that! Its star diagonal provides the ease to see the objects higher up in the sky with a comfort that no other product offers and the premium StarBright XLT coatings add even further charm to its magnificent style and glory.

Now coming to talk about the HD features of Celestron CGEM 800 nothing that is said would be enough for this amazing masterpiece. With the HD features of this brilliant product you can have a wide field of view and even have aberration free images, all thanks to the aplanatic Schmidt telescope design of this product. The reduction in the mirror shift due to the mirror tension locks is another fantastic feature added to this product. This optical system provides fast f/2 imaging as well as tracking which is hard to find in other products. It even has cooling vents and hot air gets expelled from behind the primary mirror. You will not be able to find all these features combined together in any single product. To make it even more exciting for the user there is a huge list of computerized mount features that you will be astounded to know. It has NexStar computer control technology with 40,000 object database and it contains complete information of about more than 200 objects with over 100 user-definable objects. That is one of the most outstanding things about this optical system. Most of the time it is a frustrating thing to balance the telescope the way you want it to be positioned but with this computerized telescope you would not have to worry about that at all. The power delivered to the motors is constantly regulated which helps to drive the telescope no matter if it is properly balanced or not. Polar alignment is another cool feature that this product possesses; it uses any of the bright stars in the sky for a quick and perfect polar alignment. With this product in your hands you would not have to worry about a thing. All its features are designed in a way to make it easy for the user to handle it as well as have fun with it exploring the night sky.

This computerized telescope has incredible software with a wide variety of features that range from mount calibration and hibernate to database filter limits as well five alignment procedures. And that is not all! It also has a feature for downloading product updates from the internet with the use of hand control software and motor control units which can be upgraded with flash. With the help of this technology you can even view the moon and the planets during the day time; all this is done with the solar system alignment feature. Another quality of this product is that you can set the slew rate to maximum and the meridian preference allows an object to be approached from the side which maximizes the imaging time as well as the tracking time. One can go on and on about the brilliant specifications and features of this one of a kind product because there seems to be no end to the greatness of this technology. It has a mode that allows the user to star align the mount even if it is positioned for tandem scope use. You can even control your telescope through you computer with the help of its NexRemote software as well the RS-232 communication port. This computerized technology contains the list of the most famous objects, asterisms and variable stars by name. The DC Servo motors help it to work smoothly providing a long life without malfunctioning. You can take it where ever you want without worrying about the cables and wiring because all the wiring is internal which makes it easy to set up and transport.Some of its other features include six-pin RJ-12 modular jack, ST-4 compatible guide port, autoguide and auxiliary ports for long exposure astrophotography, 16-character liquid crystal display hand control with backlit LED buttons, GPS compatibility, 40 mm diameter polar shafts made up of steel with ball bearings and a secure power plug to ensure that it is not disconnected accidentally. These are the awesome specifications that you would not be able to find anywhere else no matter how far and wide you search.

So if you want to take advantage of this incredible product then get your hands on the magnificent Celestron CGEM 800. There is no such thing as this computerized technology out there that will make your star gazing experience worth while and extraordinary. With the use of CGEM 800 the sky becomes brighter, clearer and closer than ever before.
















Product Series

The CGEM EdgeHD Series combines Celestron's newly designed CGEM Computerized Equatorial mount with its new EdgeHD optical system.  With up to 11" of aperture, our premium StarBright XLT coatings and diffraction limited performance, CGEM EdgeHD Series are designed as premier astro-imaging telescopes.

Additional Information

Name Celestron - CGEM 800 HD Computerized Telescope
Manufacturer Celestron
Model 11080
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Aperture 203.2 mm (8 in)
CD ROM NexRemote control software with RS232 cable
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Counterweights 1 x 17 lbs
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Eyepiece 1 40 mm (1.57 in)
Eyepiece 1 Field of View .84 °
Finderscope 9x50
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Gear Steel worm gear and 90 mm pitch diameter brass worm wheel
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Magnification 1 51 x
Mount CGEM Computerized Equatorial
Optical Tube Aluminum
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 calculation
Star Diagonal 1.25
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel