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Celestron - C8-NGT 8" Newtonian Reflector Computerized Telescope


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CELESTRON • C8-NGT 8" Newtonian Reflector Computerized Telescope  •  31062

The C8-NGT telescope uses diffraction-limited parabolic primary mirrors which in addition to the light gathering power of a Newtonian Reflector design, creates sharp images across the field of view. With a focal ratio of f/4.92 which is considered a mid-slow focal ratio, the C8-NGT telescope is great for viewing brighter deep sky objects such as globular clusters or emission nebulae. The 2" focuser included can accommodate both 1.25" and 2" eyepiece barrel sizes for the end user.

The Advanced GT Series mount includes both manual and computerized settings for the observer. A counterweight is included as well as setting circles for Right Ascension and Declination. With the 9x50 included finderscope, 20mm 1.25" eyepiece, 2" focuser, and accessory tray included, a fully functional telescope is right at the observer's fingertips. Computerized with the NexStar software, a 40,000 object database is available with information of over 200 of those to slew to. These objects range from the Planets, Messier, to NGC objects. If the user wants to control the mount via the PC, they should use the RS-232 communication port on the hand controller. This is also helpful when using flash upgrade to update the software. For imagers, there is also an autoguider port for astro-photography.


  • Parabolic primary mirrors
  • f/4.92 focal ratio
  • 2" focuser for both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces
  • Advanced GT series mount
  • Countweights (2 @ 11 lbs each)
  • 9x50 finderscope
  • 1.25" 20mm eyepiece
  • 2" focuser
  • Accessory tray
  • NexStar software
  • RS-232 port for PC control
  • Flash Upgradeable Software







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-NGT 8" Newtonian Reflector Computerized Telescope
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-31062
Manufacturer Part No CEL-31062
Telescope Aperture 7.1" - 8"
Accessory Tray Yes
Alignment Procedures AutoAlign, 2-Star Alignment, Quick Align
Angular Field of View 1 °
Aperture 203.2 mm (8 in)
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Counterweights 2-11 lbs
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Eyepiece 1 20 mm (0.79 in)
Finderscope 9x50
Focal Length 1000 mm (39.37 in)
Focal Ratio 4.92
Mount CG-5 Equatorial
Optical Tube Length 37 in (939.8 mm)
Power Supply Car Battery Adapter
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arcsec
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arcsec
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.2 in (55.88 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 7.6 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 27.5 %
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod 2 inch Stainless Steel