Selling a Very Nice CPC 800 Computerized Telescope...
This model currently sells for $2000 new. This one is in Excellent condition and with razor sharp optics. Works great... I observed apx 150 sky objects in about 1 1'2 hrs... the go to function is perfect.. automatically takes you to exciting objects in the night sky. I have too many telescopes, this is one of my smaller ones.
Complete with owners manuals , 25 mm eyepiece(upgrade), remote control software and long DC power cord.
The 12V power pack in pics does not go with sale.
Included is the 12V Cord ...can be used with any 12V power source including auto cig lighter socket in vehicles ..(cord is apx 20 ft long) or I can include a 120 AC adapter cord to be used to power on house current.
Complete description of the package...
CELESTRON CPC 800 GPS (XLT) COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE
An 8 Inch SCT (Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope) with GPS on a Computerized GoTo Alt-Azimuth Mount
The CPC 800 GPS XLT is the most portable of Celestron's top-of-the-line fork-mounted astronomical telescopes and includes Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings. This telescope is at home as a superb visual instrument or (with optional wedge and CCD cameras,) as a serious astrophotographer's tool. Turn the Celestron CPC 800 telescope towards planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; Cassini's Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and, Pluto are within your reach!
Although large in aperture, with its conveniently located carrying handles and an instrument weight of only 42 pounds, the Celestron CPC 800 is portable enough to set-up in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location. The Celestron CPC telescopes (like their acclaimed Advanced Series and premium CGE Series,) feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems. In addition, all CPC models are diffraction limited and come standard with StarBright XLT High-Performance Optical Coatings. With the introduction of the CPC Series, Celestron has "gone back to the drawing board" and re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented a telescope family that provides superior quality, unsurpassed ease of use, and incomparable value.
The Celestron CPC telescopes use an internal GPS receiver that automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth. This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude, and latitude. Once the internal GPS has established the Celestron CPC's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply use the NexStar+ hand control to manually point (slew) the telescope to three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the stars, you may even pick the moon or bright planets! Celestron's NexStar(R) software technology will model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet and celestial object above the horizon. Once your telescope is aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database.
The NexStar database contains over 40,000 celestial objects, Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, NGC Galaxies, nebulae, and planets. User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier. Filter Limits let you filter out objects that are outside of your local horizon (i.e. if trees or mountains were in the way). The Identify feature tells you what you're looking at with your telescope, but it can also be a very fun way to tour around the sky. Just point the telescope up somewhere and ask it to identify Messier objects (for instance) and it will show you the 5 nearest Messier objects to your position and let you GoTo them. You can keep doing this for different parts of the sky or for different object types - it is a lot of fun. There is also a "Solar Sys Align" feature that lets you align your CPC telescope on the sun or moon for daytime observing - it is easy to use this feature to see planets or bright stars in the day.
Some Special Features of the Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT...
The Celestron CPC 800 telescope is an 8-Inch diffraction-limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with Celestron's premium StarBright XLT optical coatings on a fully computerized dual fork arm alt-azimuth mount.
Proven NexStar computer control technology includes a 40,000 object database, 400 user-definable objects, and expanded information on over 200 objects.
This 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 star; solar systems; objects and asterisms.
Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch.
Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2-Inch steel legs and accessory tray
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process and 9x50 optical finderscope is also included.
Flash upgradeable software for the hand control and motor control units lets you download product updates over the Internet which include the latest firmware for All-Star polar alignment.
Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location with the sturdy handles. Easily use the large levers and knobs. And the star diagonal provides a more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky.
The Permanent PEC software feature and a convenient remote hand control holder allow you to view information hands-free while using the scope.
Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider and NexRemote telescope control software with the RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer.
APERTURE 203 mm (8")
FOCAL RATIO f/10
MOUNT TYPE ..Alt Azimuth/ GoTo
OPTICAL COATINGS.. Celestron XLT
OPTICAL DESIGN.. Schmidt Cassegrain
OTA MOUNT TYPE ..Dual Fork Arms
TELESCOPE SERIES..Celestron CPC
TRACKING MODES..Alt Azimuth & EQ North & EQ South
Local Pickup Only
Filed under: High-End Telescope Auctions (USA)