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Celestron CGEM 800 - 8" SCT Telescope on CGEM Equatorial Mount 11097

SKU: CEL-11097

Celestron has replaced the CGEM with the new CGEM II Equatorial Mount, and all of the packages, including the Celestron CGEM II with 8" SCT have been updated. If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-266-9590 or send us an email, and we will be happy to help you. Thank you!

Celestron CGEM-800 - 8" SCT on CGEM Equatorial Mount

Celestron's CGEM-800 features Celestron's high-end 8" Schmidt-Cassegrian OTA with XLT coatings mounted on their CGEM mount. The CGEM mount has a fresh, attractive, bold appearance and is capable of carrying Celestron's higher-end SCT optical tubes (up to 11") securely and vibration-free, which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing.

Ergonomic Design - CGEM was designed to be ergonomically friendly with large Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs for quick and easy polar alignment adjustment. The internal RA and DEC motor wiring provides a clean look and an easy and trouble free set up.

Innovation - The CGEM series has a new innovative Polar alignment procedure called All-Star (patent pending). All-Star allows users to choose any bright star, while the software calculates and assists with polar alignment. Another great feature of the CGEM, sure to please astroimagers, is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC) which will allow users to train out the worm gears periodic errors, while the mount retains the PEC recordings.

Performance - For objects near the Meridian (imaginary line passing from North to South), the CGEM will track well past the Meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most ideal part of the sky. The CGEM mount has a robust database with over 40,000 objects, 400 user defined programmable objects and enhanced information on over 200 objects. Celestron's CGEM mount is the perfect fit between the Advanced Series and CGE Series. Offering the portability of the Advanced Series and the precision of the CGE.

Celestron CGEM-800 - 8" SCT Features:

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

  • CGEM Computerized Equatorial Mount

  • Schmidt-Cassegrain mechanism that moves the primary mirror to adjust focus is supported by two pre-loaded ball bearings, minimizing the "mirror flop" typical of bushing focus mechanisms

  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings

  • 6 x 30 finderscope to help accurately find objects

  • Ultra Sturdy 2" steel tripod with Accessory Tray

  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

  • 40,000 object database with 400 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology

  • New "All-star" Polar alignment uses any bright star for a quick and accurate Polar alignment

  • Software Features include: Mount Calibration, Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, five Alignment Procedures, and user-defined slew limits

  • Flash-upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

  • 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

  • Permanent programmable periodic error correction (PPEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives

  • Steel worm gear and 90 mm pitch diameter brass worm wheel

  • Drive Motors - Low Cog DC Servo motor with integrated optical encoders offer smooth, quiet operation and long life. The motor armatures are skewed to minimize cogging which is required for low speed tracking.

  • Internal Cable wiring for trouble-free setup and transportation

  • Designated six-pin RJ-12 modular jack, ST-4 compatible guide port

  • Autoguide port and auxiliary ports located on the electronic pier for long exposure astrophotography

  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer

  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer

  • GPS Compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory