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Celestron NexStar 8-i Telescopes Kits 11022/11022-XLT:

With 2.5 times the light gathering of the 5" model, the Celestron NexStar 8i Telescope Kit w/Full Sized Tripod and NexStar Hand Controller will enable you to see deeper into the Universe than ever before. The distinctive patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to Celestron 's classic 8" optics. Celestron NexStar 8 i Telescopes feature Schmidt-Cassegrain 8" aperture optics with StarBright multi-coating, powerful 2,032 mm focal length and f/10 focal ratio.

Celestron NexStar 8 i Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope has all the same feature as Celestron 's most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including AutoAlign Two-Star Alignment.

Celestron Auto Two-Star Align allows the user to input all the necessary time/site information needed to align Celestron Telescope. After choosing Auto Two Star Align, your Celestron NexStar will ask you to input first the local time and date, then it will ask for your location. Once this information is received, Celestron NexStar will prompt you to slew the Telescope and point at one known star in the sky. Celestron NexStar now has all the information it needs to choose a second alignment star that will assure the best possible alignment.

Starting March 2005 Celestron NexRemote Control Software comes with Celestron Nexstar 8i Telescopes 11022 and 11022-XLT free of charge !!!!

NexRemote Telescope Control Software allows the user to control their Celestron Computerized Telescopes from their personal computer. Everything that is done using the Telescope 's hand control can now be done remotely from a PC or laptop. Celestron Nex Remote Software was developed for Celestron 's high-end Telescopes that use Celestron NexStar control system including Celestron NexStar "i" Series Telescopes, Celestron Advanced Series Telescopes, Celestron NexStar GPS Telescopes and Celestron CGE Telescopes .

Celestron NexRemote provides full emulation of every aspect of the Celestron Computerized Hand Control including:

  • Alignment in any tracking mode
  • Database of objects
  • User objects
  • Hibernation
  • Connect to popular planetarium programs

In addition to emulating Celestron NexStar 8i Hand Control, Celestron NexRemote adds powerful new features including:

  • NexRemote talks - Keep your eyes on the stars instead of the LCD by enabling speech support
  • Control the objects you want to see and the order that you see them
  • Create and save custom tours by launching NexTour
  • Use Night Vision Mode to reduce the effect of the laptop screen on your eyes
  • Wireless control of the telescope with Optional Gamepad Support
  • Connect to your personal GPS device to NexRemote with NexGPS.
  • Download NexRemote updates online to use the latest features

NexStar 8 i Celestron Telescopes 11022/11022-XLT offer a sky tour feature and come standard with Celestron NexStar HC Computerized Hand Control 93962  with 40,000+ celestial object database !

Celestron NexStar 8i Telescope 11022-XLT comes  with SarBright XLT coating :

With Celestron StarBright XLT Optical System Design you'll see the light!
One of the most important factors in the evaluation of a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes Optical System performance is its transmission - the percentage of incoming light that reaches the focal plane. The design of Celestron XLT System accomplishes two crucial objectives: Develop a coating system that is optimized for visual use and for CCD/Photographic imaging.

There are three major components that make up Celestron StarBright XLT high transmission optical system design:

1. Unique enhanced multi-layer mirror coatings:
Celestron mirror coatings are made from precise layers of Al (Aluminum), SiO2 (quartz) and TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide). Reflectivity is fairly flat across the spectrum, optimizing it for both CCD imaging and visual use.

2. Multi-layer anti-reflective coatings:
Coatings are made from precise layers of MgF2 (Magnesium Fluoride), and HfO2 (Hafnium Dioxide). Hafnium gives a wider band pass than Titanium, used in comparable coatings.

3. High Transmission Water White glass:
Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Systems with optional StarBright - XLT coatings use Water White glass instead of Soda Lime glass for the corrector lens. Water White glass transmits about 90.5% of light without anti-reflective coatings. That is 3.5% better transmission than uncoated Soda Lime glass. When Water White glass is used in conjunction with Celestron Star Bright XLT 's anti-reflective coatings, the average light transmission reaches 97.4% - an 8% improvement!

These three components of Celestron StarBright XLT coatings result in one of the finest coatings available. The peak light transmission for the systems is 89% at 520 nm. The overall system transmission is 83.5% averaged over the spectrum from 400 to 750 nm.

Click here to see details about Celestron StarBright XLT.

Specifications for Celestron NexStar 8i Telescopes:

Optical Design:  8" Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal Length:  2032mm f/10
Finderscope:  StarPointer
Mount:  Altazimuth, Fork Arm
Motor Drive:  Integrated Dual Axis Servo
Optical Tube:  Aluminum
Eyepiece:  1-1/4" - 25mm Plössl (81x)
Star Diagonal:  1-1/4"
Slew Speeds:  6°/sec, 2°/sec, 128x, 64x, 16x, 8x
Tracking Modes:  Alt-Az, EQ North, EQ South, Off
Hand Control:  Computerized Hand Control
NexRemote Telescope Control Software:  Included
AutoAlign Two-Star Alignment:  Yes
Database:  40,000 + objects; 400 user defined programmable objects; enhanced   information on over 200 objects
Optical Tube Length:  17"
Power Requirements:  12VDC 1.5A
Telescope Weight:  24 lb.

Features of Celestron 8" NexStar i Series Telescopes:

  • Celestron NexRemote Telescope Control Software - included
  • Celestron GO TO Computerized Hand Control - included
  • Easy AutoAlign Two-Star Alignment
  • 40,000+ object database
  • Fully enclosed high speed motors on both axes
  • Integrated hand controller built into the side of the fork arm
  • StarBright Multi-Coating
  • Designated AutoGuider port
  • Auxiliary Port for optional Accessories, including CN-16 GPS module

Package Contents:

  • Celestron NexStar 8 i Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Adjustable Full-size Aluminum Tripod
  • 1-1/4" - 25mm Plössl (81x) Eyepiece
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • 90° 1-1/4" Star Diagonal
  • 1-1/4" Visual Back
  • GO TO Computerized Hand Control
  • NexRemote Telescope Control Software
  • RS-232 Cable
  • 12v DC Power