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Celestron 8" SCT (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
- Large 8" aperture and long focal length of 2032 mm
- StarBright XLT optical coatings
- Aluminum optical tube
- 25 mm eyepiece
- Visual back
- 6x30 finderscope
- Star diagonal
- Dovetail rail compatible with CG-5 Advanced Series mount
The night sky has always fascinated individuals and with good reason. The heavens are teeming with life, but sadly, most of it is not visible to the naked eye. Now with the study of Astronomy and the invention of telescopes, the moon, stars and planets are all within reach. With the right instruments, there's no telling what you might see.
The Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly is ideal for capturing breathtaking views of galaxies, star clusters, nebulae and planets. Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly has a number of features that provide you with optimum light transmission and brighter, crisper images ideal for the astronomy enthusiast. The night sky is now in your hands.
With an optical tube that measures a mere 17-inches in length and weighs just 12.5 pounds, this mid level optical instrument meets the demands of observers and astrogimagers who want a telescope that's more portable than a reflector or refractor.The scope offers a large 8" aperture and a long focal length of 2032 mm.
Celestron's unique StarBright XLT optical coatings dramatically increase light transmission by up to 97 percent on its Schmidt corrector lenses. Vew pinpoint stars across the largest imaging sensors in bright, crisp detail and capture breathtaking, sharp, flawless astroimages.
The 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly has an aluminum optical tube and comes with a 25 mm eyepiece and a visual back which allows for use with other 1.25" accessories. The 6x30 finderscope helps accurately find objects in the night sky and the star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky. The 8" OTA includes a dovetail rail compatible with CG-5 Advanced Series mount.
What's in the Box
- Celestron 8" SCT (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly
- 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
- 25mm Eyepiece
- 1.25" Visual Back
- 6x30mm Finderscope
- 1.25" Star Diagonal
- CG-5 Dovetail Rail
- Two Year Warranty
- Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
- Aperture (mm): 203.2 mm (8")
- Focal Length: 2032 mm (80")
- Focal Ratio: 10
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 25 mm (0.98")
- Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 81x
- Finderscope: 6x30
- Star Diagonal: 1.25
- Optical Tube: Aluminum
- Highest Useful Magnification: 480x
- Lowest Useful Magnification: 29x
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
- Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
- Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arc seconds
- Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 843x
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 64 mm (2.5")
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 31%
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 9.77%
- Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
- Optical Tube Length: 432 mm (17")
- Optical Tube Weight: 12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)
- Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 Mount
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