Celestron caps off its long list of visual instruments with the CPC Deluxe 925 HD Computerized Telescope. This telescope is packed with technological advances, making it one of the most popular astrophotography tools. This state-of-the-art computerized telescope features a Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube that is equipped with the latest EdgeHD technology. It’s a catadioptric light-path uses a combination of lenses and mirrors to render a large high-resolution aperture, maintains portability, and shorter tube. It features a 9.25” aperture, a focal ratio of f/10, and a focal length of 2350mm. Using the EdgeHd Optics technology, the telescope is capable of providing aberration-free images with crisp quality even on a wide field of eyepiece. The combination of lenses and mirrors are especially designed to produce an extremely flat focal plane which has a precision that can match the standards of large commercial CCD detectors. This technology allows the all celestial bodies to be tight focused even at the very edge of the chip. To reduce image shift, it is equipped with mirror tension locks that keep the primary mirror intact in place. Since warm air can cause aberration on images, this telescope has been equipped with cooling vents behind the primary mirror that allow release of warm. If you are after fast f/2 CCD imaging, you’d be glad to know that CPC Deluxe 925 HD Computerized Telescope is FASTAR compatible. Light passes through a series of lenses and mirror that is comprised of a spherical primary mirror, a secondary mirror and a zero power corrector plate, as well as a set of field flattening lenses which are all integrated into its baffle tube. This combination of lenses gives you an image that is 3x flatter then the images produced by regular SCT telescope.
It also comes with StarBright XLT multi-coatings that guarantee a fairly flat reflective capability through the spectrum – ideal for both CCD imaging and visual observing. The StarBright technology features multi-layer, anti-reflective coatings that ensure a high performance optical system. Alongside the CPC Deluxe 925 HD Computerized Telescope is a very useful 9x50 finderscope that is fitted into its exterior. Because of its wider view field, this ancillary optic part can offer help in locating celestial bodies across the main scope. Since the normal image produced by the EdgeHD Optics design is reversed and upside-down, it uses a 2” diagonal that corrects the image so that it is fit for viewing. The diagonal works with 2” eyepiece but can also be used with a 1.25” adapter.
To make your search even more delighting and satisfying, Celestron has coupled this device with a fully computerized, dual fork arm mount. Its database holds an expansive library of over 40,000 celestial objects. The operating system also features a user-definable filter limits plus a Solar System Align function that enables the telescope to align with the Moon or the Sun for daytime imaging and observation. CPC Deluxe 925 HD Computerized Telescope’s dual fork arm mount is sturdy and reliable, and is ergonomically designed for better viewing experience. Along with the fork arm mount is a sturdy, 2” stainless steel legs and an accessory tray. For easy locating and tracking of celestial bodies, you can use the software-assisted All-Star polar alignment feature which allows the user to choose any bright object for telescope alignment -- you do not even need to identify the star. Manually focusing on celestial objects is easy with the large hand-knobs of the altazimuth adjustment. It also features a remote hand controller which permits you to view information hands-free. The NexStar technology allows an advanced focusing feature which ensures pinpoint accuracy. In addition, the extended meridian tracking allows you to continuously track celestial objects through the Meridian. The features of this telescope do not end there. It is also equipped with a GPS receiver that automatically downloads and sets the date and time using the orbiting satellites and locates the exact position of the telescope on Earth. You do not have to waste your time setting up the telescope hence more time on viewing the night sky. Additionally, SkyAlign extends the positioning to provide precision with the remote controller. The CPC Deluxe 925 HD Computerized Telescope features the All-Star polar alignment procedure that allows the selection of any bright star in the sky. Once aligned with the star, the operating system automatically calculates and assists with polar alignment for pinpoint accuracy. Another advanced technology that this telescope is equipped with is the NexRemote system which allows you to control the telescope remotely in a compatible personal computer. In fact, all controls that can be done on the hand control can be remotely done on a PC or laptop. To keep abreast with the advances in astro-imaging, you can easily download flash upgrades through the Internet.
These features of the CPC Deluxe 925 HD Computerized Telescope come at an incredibly affordable price. It’s definitely a must-have for all astro-fans out there!
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.
|Accessory Tray||Die Cast Aluminum Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder|
|Aperture||235 mm (9.25 in)|
|Eyepiece 1 Magnification||102 x|
|Finderscope||50 mm Finderscope with quick release bracket|
|Focal Length||2350 mm (93 in)|
|Highest Useful Magnification||555 x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||14.4|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||34 x|
|Mount||Dual Fork Arm|
|Power Requirements||Car battery adapter|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.49 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||0.59 arc seconds|
|Star Diagonal||2" w/1.25" adapter|
|Tripod||Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Adjustable|