The Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD Computerized Telescope has gained much following due to the improvement in its optics system – Celestron-patented 8” EdgeHD Optics. Still bearing the Celestron’s famous Starbright XLT coatings on every mirror and lens surface, the EdgeHD optics guarantees enhanced light throughput across the widest possible photographic and visual spectrum. This Computerized Telescope has a light gathering capacity that is nearly 850 times that of even the most adept dark-adapted eye. It has a powerful imaging capacity that can reveal to your stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies with exquisite and amazing photographic and visual detail. This top of the tine telescope is comes with a redesigned, newly upgraded Celestron CPC GoTo mount. It is equipped with GPS and SkyAlign technology plus a comprehensive database of over 40,000 celestial bodies which will make your search and tracking of those stars a lot easier and automatic. Unlike earlier telescope models, the Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD Computerized Telescope minimizes the waste of time particularly in looking for these celestial objects. The draw factor of this topnotch imaging device is its affordable price. The high tech features of the CPC Deluxe 800 HD Computerized Telescope are available at very reasonable cost so it appeals to both amateur and professional astronomers and astrophotographers. Its light weight frame and easy set-up design make it pleasurable to use and enjoy. Whether you are just randomly viewing the night sky in your backyard or you want to be in some distant dark sky site, you can pack up this telescope and easily assemble it when needed. This Computerized Telescope comes with an advanced optical system and mechanical design that ensures great viewing experience.
In the central baffle tube of this Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is a permanently mounted dual-element Schott glass field flattener lens. This reduces coma, corrects spherical aberrations, and diffraction-limited optical performance. For increased reflectivity and enhance transmission, all optical surfaces are fully-multicoated. The Starbright XLT technology is particularly beneficial in providing visually brighter images of celestial objects in the deep space which makes it great for visual observing and imaging. Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD Computerized Telescope renders high contrast images of stars, planets, nebulae and even of subtle space objects. For optimum optical performance, this telescope is equipped with two cooling vents that allow the release of warm air especially when taken out a night’s imaging or observing. These vents shorten the time required for the optics to cool down to room temperature for peak performance. 60 micron micro-mesh filters are integrated in each of these vents to keep dust out. The 8" EdgeHD Optics is compatible with the Hyperstar and Fastar technology which allows it to be used for CCD imaging at a glaring-speed f/2 focal ratio. To replace the secondary mirror, you can use an optional Hyperstar/Fastar lens assembly. Focusing is never a problem with this model. You just need to turn the knob at the rear of the scope body. This adjusts the primary mirror fore and aft along the central baffle tube. The star diagonal reduces the strain especially in viewing celestial bodies located high above the horizon. This computerized telescope uses the NexStar system which is a database of over thousands of celestial objects. It also comes with a built-in GPS system and a SkyAlign technology. These renowned systems are essential in making your telescope easy to use and accessible. It makes your search a lot easier; in fact, you can track and focus on celestial objects in just a matter of minutes. The Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD Computerized Telescope is definitely an advanced telescope that guarantees the best viewing experience. Whether you need one for photographing or visual observing, this telescope is your best pick.
The wait is over! Celestron's award-winning EdgeHD optical system is now available on a newly designed top-of-the-line dual fork arm computerized mount - The CPC Deluxe HD. Available in 8", 9.25" and 11" models, the CPC Deluxe HD telescope line re-defines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for - ease of use, quick and simple GPS alignment, improved ergonomics, enhanced computerization, unsurpassed optical quality and most importantly, affordability.
Remote-controlled imaging telescope will play a key role in NASA’s SERVIR mission to further environmental research.
International Space Station (January 18, 2013) – The astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) just got that much closer to Earth with their latest crew member: a Celestron CPC 925. After arriving at the ISS in July 2012 onboard the Japanese HTV-3, the telescope—the latest component of ISERV (ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System)—officially joined Expedition 34 and NASA’s SERVIR mission on Wednesday, January 16.
Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield enthusiastically announced the installation of ISERV on his Twitter account: “Taking the telescope out of the box—like weightless Christmas!” Accompanying the tweets was a photo of the telescope floating next to Col. Hadfield’s beaming visage.
Celestron's 9.25” diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is positioned within the Destiny module’s Earth-facing window. While remotely controlled from the planet’s surface, ISERV will monitor and assess environmental disasters, climate change, rainforest destruction, and air quality in various locations around the globe. It will also aid in short-term weather prediction.
“Images captured from ISERV on the ISS could provide valuable information back here on Earth,” explained Dan Irwin, SERVIR program director at Marshall Space Flight Center. “We hope it will provide new data and information from space related to natural disasters, environmental crises, and the increased effects of climate variability on human populations."
“ISERV will help advance Earth science research. We are all very excited and proud to see Celestron’s telescope assisting NASA’s quest for knowledge,” explained Corey Lee, Senior Vice President of Product Development at Celestron.