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Celestron NexStar 8i (XLT) Special Edition Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope w/ Flash Upgradeable Hand Control and SkyAlign - 1022-XLT-SE-SA Product Info

The heritage of Celestron Classic Orange Tube Telescopes has carriedimage through to Celestron newest generation og products that includes Celestron NexStar 8i XLT Special Edition Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope w/ Flash Upgradeable Hand Control and SkyAlign - 1022-XLT-SE-SA - hight quality optics and revolutionary portable design remain the foundation for the products Celestron engineer today. The optical tube of Celestron NexStar 8i SE SA XLT Computerized Telescope is anodized in a modern high-tech version of Celestron 's classic orange paint scheme. A specially designed Celestron NexStar 8i Specal Edition logo on the optical tube makes Celestron 8" NexStar i SE SA Telescope ever more unique.

Celestron NexStar 8i SE SA Special Edition SkyAlign Telescope has a different alignment procedure. Celestron NexStar 8i SE-SA Telescope has Celestron 's new SkyAlign alignment procedure and a Flash Upgradeable Hand Control. Sky Align is the easiest way to get your Celestron NexStar 8i Special Edition Telescope aligned and ready to observe. Even if you do not know a single star in the sky, Celestron NexStar 8 i SE SA Computerized Telescope will have you aligned in minutes by asking for basic information like the date, time and location. Then you simply need to aim 1022-XLT-SE-SA Celestron Nexstar 8" Telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky. Since Sky-Align requires no knowledge of the night sky it is not necessary to know the name of the stars at which you are aiming. You may even select a planet or the moon. Celestron 8-i Nexstar Special Edition Telescope is then ready to start finding and tracking any of the objects in its 40,000+ object database. In addition to SkyAlign, NexStar 8i SE SA Celestron Telescope has other advanced features like SolarSystem Align, One-Star Align and added functions like Sun Menu, Scrolling Menu and Constellation Tour.

Celestron Nex Star 8i SE SA Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope also offers the NEW Flash Upgradeable Hand Control which allow conveniently upgrade your Celestron NexStrar 8i SESA operating software via the Internet. You can update Celestron NexStar 8i SE SA Telescope 's hand control software with the new Flash Upgradeable Hand Control that can connect to your computer using an optional Celestron RS-232 Cable (#93920).

You also can download firmware updates for your Celestron NexStar 8i SE-SA Telescope. But since Celestron NexStar 8i SE SA Telescopes do not have PC ports, you must attach Celestron Auxiliary Port Accessory #93965 to download firmware updates. Celestron Auxiliary Port Accessory has a PC port which allows the user to update motor control firmware downloaded from the Internet. This kit includes the Auxiliary Port Accessory and Programming Cable (#93922).

Celestron SkyAlign will work with other alt/az Celestron Telescopes that use Celestron NexStar Software (excluding the original Celestron NexStar 5 Telescopes and Celestron NexStar 8 Telescopes models). The new Celestron Flash Upgradeable Hand Control will be required for this purpose.

Celestron NexStar 8i Special Edition Telescope SE-SA does not ship with Celestron NexRemote Control Software, which gives you the capability of controlling the telescope remotely with your computer as well as the capability of interfacing with astronomy software or the RS-232 cable that is included with the standard Celestron NexStar 8i Telescope. Due to the difference in software in Celestron NexStar 8 i SE SA Telescope, it is not compatible with Celestron 's current version of NexRemote thus is not included as a standard accessory. Celestron will be launching a newer version of Nex Remote that will be compatible with Celestron NexStar 8i Special Edition Telescopes SE SA and the other standard computerized Celestron Telescopes .

But Celestron NexStar 8i SE SA Telescope is compatible with an optional Celestron CN-16 GPS Accessory for Celestron NexStar i Telescopes. With Celestron CN16 GPS Accessory you improve the accuracy of your initial star alignments by plugging in the GPS module into your Celestron NexStar i Telescope 's drive base port. Celestron CN 16 GPS Accessory will link up and automatically download the exact time, date longitude and latitude from one of many global positioning satellites.

Celestron NexStar 8i SE SA Go To Telescopes come with StarBright XLT High Performance Optical System - Celestron 's highest quality optical coatings for sharp, bright views and perfect astrophotography!

Celestron NexStar 8i Special Edition Telescopes SE SA include Celeston 40,000+ object database - the expanded, programmable user database includes the complete Messier, NGC, IC and Caldwell catalogs. Customized lists of all the best galaxies, nebulae and other deep-sky objects.

Celestron NexStar 8 i Special Edition Sky Align GoTo Telescope is one of the lowest priced 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescopes on the market which offers dozens of powerful features at the same time!

To know more about Celestron NexStar 8i SE SA Special Edition SkyAlign Telescope 11022-XLT-SE-SA go to the following pages:

Specifications for Celestron NexStar 8 i SE Telescopes:

Design:   Schmidt-Cassegrain Catadioptric
Aperture:   8" (203.2mm)
Focal Length:   2032mm (80")
F/ratio of the Optical System:   f/10
Optics Coatings:   Starbright XLT Coating
Highest Useful Magnification:   480x ( ~ 4mm eyepiece)
Lowest Useful Magnification (7mm exit pupil):   29x ( ~ 70mm eyepiece)
Light Gathering Power:   843x unaided eye
Near Focus standard eyepiece or camera:   ~ 25 feet
Linear Field of View (at 1000 yds):   34 feet
Motor:   DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Fork Arm:   Cast aluminum, with integrated hand control receptacle
Electronic Hand Control Specifications:   Slew speeds Six slew speeds: 6° /sec, 2° /sec, 128x, 64x, 16x, 8x  Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North, EQ South , Off
Optical Tube Length:   17 inches
Weight of Telescope:   24 Lbs.

Features of Celestron 8" NexStar 8i Specila Edition Telescope:

  • Celestron Orange Tube with special edition logo
  • StarBright XLT High Performance Optical System
  • Revolutionary SkyAlign Technology - simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky. You do not need to know the names of the stars - you could even pick the moon or bright planets!
  • Flash Upgradeable Hand Control - conveniently upgrade your 8i SE operating software via the Internet.
  • 40,000+ object database - the expanded, programmable user database includes the complete Messier, NGC, IC and Caldwell catalogs. Customized lists of all the best galaxies, nebulae and other deep-sky objects. Room for hundreds of user defined objects.
  • Database Filter Limits - user-defined so that only objects visible above the horizon are displayed on the hand control.
  • User-Defined Slew Limits - prevents the telescope from slewing beyond the user-defined horizon in altazimuth and equatorial mode.
  • Hibernate - this power saving device allows you to power down the telescope without losing your alignment. All you have to do is enter the correct time. Hibernate allows you to look for planets in the daytime after having used the telescope the night before or to observe night after night without having to re-align.
  • Wedge Align Algorithm - automatically aligns the telescope to the celestial pole. Essential when you are performing a polar alignment on an equatorial wedge.
  • Anti Cord Wrap - prevents the telescope from wrapping its cords when attaching optional accessories.
  • Patented Fork Arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

Package Contents:

  • Celestron NexStar 8i SE SA Special Edition Sky Align Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope w/StarBright XLT Coatings 11022-XLT-SE-SA
  • Full-size Tripod
  • 1-1/4" - 25mm Plössl (81x ) eyepiece
  • 90° 1-1/4" Star Diagonal
  • Starpointer Finderscope
  • Flash Upgradeable Hand Control

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