New one costs 1.97 lakhs on Amazon and I am selling mine for 1.37 lakhs, I have hardly used it may be 12 times or so, everything is all new in the original boxes along with the original packing for transportation. All the pictures shown are of the real telescope that you will buy these are not stock photos. Why you want to pay 2 lakhs for a new one when you get almost the same as new for a lot lesser.
Celestron CPC 800 XLT Computerized Telescope with Tube and Tripod Celestron's CPC 800 XLT telescope combines excellent Schmidt-Cassegrain optics with a state of the art computerized mount featuring GPS technology and user friendly design.
This telescope is a solid all-around performer likely to please both the experienced observer and the new astronomer. After using older computerized telescopes, Celestron's new SkyAlign system seems almost like magic. I don't need to remember obscure star names or use a star chart, I just point the telescope at three bright stars or planets and the CPC 800 tells me the star names! SkyAlign is one of several alignment options, and some options can even be used during daylight.
The drive base and heavy duty CPC tripod are unusually solid, it's the same base and drive system used on the larger CPC 1100 telescope. When I rap on the telescope fork the vibration is gone in less than a second. In practice this means easier focusing even at high magnification. The solid base and precise tracking is a real advantage while viewing the planets and while photographing them.
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 this scope to planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; see 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 21 kgs., this telescope is portable enough to setup in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location.
Celestron's new CPC Series with revolutionary SkyAlign Alignment
Technology re-defines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for -- quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of set-up and use, ergonomics, enhanced computerization and, most important, affordability.
The CPC Series' internal GPS receiver 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. You can also enter it manually if you want.
Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign
Once the CPC's internal GPS has established the telescope's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply locate and use 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® software technology will model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet and celestial object above the horizon. Once aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database.
Celestial Object Database
The CPC database contains over 40,000 celestial objects including Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, as well as 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 (ie, if trees or mountains were in the way).
Identify feature tells you what you're looking at, 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's also "Solar Sys Align" that lets you align on the sun or moon for daytime observing -- it is easy to use this to see planets or bright stars in the day.
The new CPC Series telescopes, like our acclaimed Advanced Series and premium CGE Series telescopes feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems that are manufactured in our facilities in Torrance, California. In addition, all CPC models are available with StarBright and 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. All CPC models ship standard with our NexRemote telescope control software.
8" diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
Fully computerized dual fork arm altazimuth mount
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
Proven NexStar computer control technology
40,000 object database with 400 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
Custom database lists D201of 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
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
Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as an Autoguider
NexRemote telescope control software and rs-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
The 8 Inch CPC Telescope includes a 40mm Plossl Eyepiece. The 8 Inch CPC focal length is 2032mm so this included eyepiece will yield you 51x magnification.
Powering your Celestron CPC Telescope
The Celestron CPC Series Telescopes include a DC power cable, the kind you can plug into a automobile cigarette lighter.
Dimensions & Specifications
Astrophotography , Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters , Viewing Nebulae , Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets
Features Alt-Az Mount , GoTo , GPS
Configuration 48 lbs (21.75 kgs). Weight Optical Tube
Finderscope 50mm w/quick release bracket
Lens Coating StarBright XLT
Good for Astrophotography Yes
Telescopes Series Celestron CPC GPS Telescopes
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal Length 2032mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Mount Design Dual Fork Arm
Eyepiece 1 40mm Plossl (51x)
Highest Useful Magnification 480x
Star Diagonal 1.25 inch
User Level For the Expert
Object Database 40000 objects
Component .57 Arc Seconds Resolving Power , .68 Arc Seconds Resolution , 14 Limiting Magnitude
Astronomy is great hobby it will change you as a person, it makes you feel that we are not alone in this planet. You will think more broadminded because you are looking at the vast universe and we are all part of it, everything is huge, gigantic and far at an astronomical distances in this vast universe our problems of this mundane world seems so trivial, truly all the astronomers are well connected to the entire universe and it is an experience that has to be felt it cannot be explained or read in a book