2,535 Brands 453 Categories All Departments
not yet rated review & rate

Savings on Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain Telecopes

Get a $220.00 rebate instantly when purchasing this product before October 31st, 2014! Sales price already reflects these instant savings! See details.

New, Celestron CGEM 800 8in Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized Telescope 11097
$1,979.00
Code: CI-TS-11097-EE
MPN: 11097
UPC: 050234110976
Click to select this item for your bundle offer!
Buy Together & Save Even More!

A great way to save even more money is to purchase complementary products at the same time that you shop for what you want!

In many cases you'll be offered two additional items that you can add to your order and save, but feel free to only pick one if you want - you'll still save

As low as $2,11399
Shipping Limitations Shipping Limitations

Celestron CGEM 800 8" Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized Telescope 11097 Product Info

The Celestron CGEM-800 Telescope features the high-end 8" Schmidt Cassegrian OTA with XLT coatings mounted on the Celestron CGEM Computerized Equatorial Mount. These Celestron Starbright XLT Coatings give you the Extra Light Transmission needed when imaging deep sky objects.

The Celestron CGEM Mount imagehas a fresh, attractive, bold appearance and is capable of carrying Celestron 's higher-end SCT optical tubes (up to 11") securely and vibration free which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing. The Celestron CGEM Computerized EQ Mount is the perfect fit between the Advanced Series and CGE Series, offering the portability of the Advanced Series and the precision of the CGE.

Ergonomic Design - CGEM was designed to be ergonomically friendly with large Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs for quick and easy polar alignment adjustment. The internal RA and DEC motor wiring provides a clean look and an easy and trouble free set up.

Innovation - The CGEM series has a new innovative Polar alignment procedure called All-Star. All-Star allows users to choose any bright star, while the software calculates and assists with polar alignment. Another great feature of the CGEM, sure to please astroimagers, is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC) which will allow users to train out the worm gears periodic errors, while the mount retains the PEC recordings.

Performance - For objects near the Meridian (imaginary line passing from North to South), this Celestron Telescope will track well past the Meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most ideal part of the sky. The CGEM mount has a robust Database with over 40,000 Objects, 400 user defined programmable objects and enhanced information on over 200 objects.

Other models of Celestron CGEM Computerized Telescopes:

Specifications for the Celestron CGEM 800 8in Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized Telescope 11097:

OPTICAL DESIGN:   8" Schmidt-Cassegrain
APERTURE:   203.2 mm (8 in)
FOCAL LENGTH:   2032 mm (80 in)
FOCAL RATIO:   10
FINDERSCOPE:   6x30
MOUNT:   Computerized Equatorial
OPTICAL TUBE:   Aluminum
OPTICAL COATINGS:   Starbright XLT Coating
EYEPIECE 1:   25 mm (0.98 in)
MAGNIFICATION 1:   81 x
STAR DIAGONAL:   1.25
TRIPOD:   Adjustable, Stainless Steel
CD-ROM:   NexRemote control software with RS232 cable
POWER SUPPLY:   Car battery adapter
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION:   480 x
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION:   29.03 x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE:   14
EYEPIECE 1 FIELD OF VIEW:   0.62 °
LIGHT GATHERING POWER:   843 x
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW:   0.62 °
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION:   2.7 in (68.58 mm)
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA:   11.4 %
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER:   33.8 %
RESOLUTION (RAYLEIGH):   0.69 arcsec
RESOLUTION (DAWES):   0.57 arcsec
GEAR:   Steel worm gear and 90mm pitch diameter brass worm wheel
MOTOR DRIVE:   Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL:   Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
SLEW SPEEDS:   Nine slew speeds - 5 °/sec, 2 °/sec, 1 °/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
TRACKING RATES:   Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
TRACKING MODES:   EQ North and EQ South
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES:   2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
SOFTWARE PRECISION:   24bit, 0.08 calculation
DATABASE:   40,000+ objects, 400 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
POWER REQUIREMENTS:   12 VDC 1.5 Amp
GPS:   Optional CN16 Accessory
COUNTERWEIGHTS:   1 x 17 lb
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH:   17 in (431.8 mm)
TELESCOPE WEIGHT:   88 lb (39.92 kg)

Features of Celestron CGEM-800 8 inch Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized Telescopes 11097:

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • CGEM Computerized Equatorial Mount
  • Premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 6x30 Finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • 40,000 object database with 400 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • New "All-star" Polar alignment uses any bright star for a quick and accurate Polar alignment
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Permanent programmable periodic error correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
  • Steel worm gear and 90mm pitch diameter brass worm wheel
  • Drive Motors - Low Cog DC Servo motor with integrated optical encoders offer smooth, quiet operation and long life.
  • Internal Cable wiring for trouble-free setup and transportation
  • Designated six-pin RJ-12 modular jack, ST-4 compatible guide port
  • Autoguide port and auxiliary ports located on the electronic pier for long exposure astrophotography
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS Compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory

Package Contents:

  • Celestron CGEM 800 8" Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized Telescope 11097
  • CGEM Computerized Equatorial Mount
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 2" Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Star Diagonal

Celestron CGEM 800 8" Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized Telescope 11097 Related Products

Celestron CGEM 800 8" Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized Telescope 11097 Unorderable Models

Open Box, Dealer Demo, Celestron CGEM 800 8in Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized Telescope 11097, MPN: 11097-DMO, Code: CI-TS-11097-DMO

Celestron CGEM 800 8" Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized Telescope 11097 Comments