Current Price: $1200.00
Buy It Now Price: $1200.00
Bids: 0

Optics are in superb shape. Very clean. Comes with a number of extras
including telrad finder, piggyback mount, Celestron 20mm Plossl, a.25"
diagonal, and 25 ft car battery cord.


General Features

  • 8" diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2" steel legs and accessory tray
  • Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Convenient remote hand control holder - Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope

Computerized Mount Features

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Permanent PEC
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider, GPS accessory
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

Optical Design

Aperture (mm)
203.2 mm (8 in)

Focal Length
2032 mm (80 in)

Focal Ratio

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
40 mm (1.57 in)

Magnification of Eyepiece 1
51 x

8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket

Star Diagonal

Mount Type
Dual Fork Arm

Accessory Tray
Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder

Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable

Power Requirements
Car battery adapter

Highest Useful Magnification
480 x

Lowest Useful Magnification
29 x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude

Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.69 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes)
0.57 arc seconds

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
843 x

Apparent Field of View
0.8 °

Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)
42 ft (13 m)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction
2.5 in (64 mm)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

Optical Coatings
Starbright XLT Coating

Total Telescope Kit Weight
74 lbs (34 kg)

Tracking Rates
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Tracking Modes
Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South

Alignment Procedures
SkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-star Align, SolarSystem Align, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align

Periodic Error Correction
Permanently Programmable

Communication Ports
RS-232 communication port on hand control

Computer Hand Control
Flash upgradeable, double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons

40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects

Internal 16 channel

2-year Telescope Warranty

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Why Buy Your Next Telescope from CCTS?


1. CCTS Quality Control

Every telescope we receive is physically and optically 
inspected by our experts for proper collimation and flawless operation. We
take the time to make sure that the scope you receive is the best
instrument you can get.

2. Customer Support

At CCTS, the
owners, Jeff and Greta, take a hands-on approach to customer service. They
will  personally make sure that your order is filled promptly and
courteously. You will NEVER feel that your hard earned money is spent
unwisely with a company that is too busy to take the time to see that you
are serviced well.

3. The Best Extended Warranty in the

CCTS provides customers with an elite level of service
unlike any other company. Purchasing an Extended Service Contract from us
means that you making an intelligent investment in the future of your
optical equipment.

We offer the most comprehensive AND the lowest priced
warranties in the business:

How about a 3 year extended warranty for only $49.95 on
a $2000.00 telescope?

None of our competitors even OFFER extended warranties!

Protection for your equipment after the manufacturer's
warranty expires. AND...

You can transfer the contract to a new owner!


4. We are Never Undersold!

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