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Celestron 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Item # HN-CELE367

Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture
203mm
Brand
Celestron
Component
.68 Arc Seconds Resolution, 14 Limiting Magnitude, .57 Arc Seconds Resolving Power
Configuration
48 lbs. Weight Optical Tube
Eyepiece 1
40mm Plossl (51x)
Features
Alt-Az Mount, GoTo, GPS
Finderscope
50mm w/quick release bracket
Focal Length
2032mm
Focal Ratio
f/10
GPS
Yes
GoTo
Yes
Good for Astrophotography
Yes
Highest Useful Magnification
480x
Lens Coating
StarBright XLT
Mount Design
Dual Fork Arm
Object Database
40000 objects
Optical Design
Schmidt-Cassegrain
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing Nebulae, Astrophotography, Viewing the Moon
Star Diagonal
1.25 inch
Telescopes Series
Celestron CPC GPS Telescopes
User Level
For the Expert
Warranty
2-Year Limited

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Celestron 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (21)
  • Strong construction (20)
  • Quality lenses (17)
  • Comfortable eyepiece (10)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (25)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (19), Avid adventurer (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    CPC800 perfect mesh for 8" scope!

    The CPC line is in a word, "amazing". This scope has all the bells and whistles most folks will ever need and at a price that leaves money for accessories. Thi...Read complete review

    The CPC line is in a word, "amazing". This scope has all the bells and whistles most folks will ever need and at a price that leaves money for accessories. This scope is very portable and easy to setup. Even for a beginner this scope is not intimidating. This scope can grow as you do and would make a great long term investment. The only issues I have with the scope are the red power light that is annoying, but at least it is red. I do think Celestron could have designed the scope where there would be no reason for anti-cord wrap with your power source but there is an option for that sold commerically. But all in all I would rate this scope a 4.75 but since that is not an option I rounded up!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent telescope with limitations

    The Celestron CPC scope our planetarium/university has slowly deteriorated. It's always had issues with acquiring GPS satellites. It usually takes a few minutes, and sometimes it won't acquire at all. As time ...Read complete review

    The Celestron CPC scope our planetarium/university has slowly deteriorated. It's always had issues with acquiring GPS satellites. It usually takes a few minutes, and sometimes it won't acquire at all. As time and use has worn on, the tracking has become much worse. The horizontal tracking is still spot on, but there is a delay in movement in the vertical direction which makes it useless for doing any deep sky imaging. I'm going to try taking it into a shop to repair it sometime, but I would not recommend this scope for non-personal use. I'm betting the abuse it's taken from countless dozens of people hauling it out to remote locations has taken its toll. I'm betting for personal use it would work well, though.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect in everyway

    By slipfit

    from Millersville, TN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

    Great telescope

    Service and delivery comments:

    Super fast shipping, delivered on time in good condition.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Scope

    By jwflowersii

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

      First large telescope, and setup was easy and alignment only took 5 minutes and worked perfect. Thank you Celestron...Awesome!!!!!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      CPC800 perfect mesh for 8" scope!

      By NCMountains

      from Eastern, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

        The CPC line is in a word, "amazing". This scope has all the bells and whistles most folks will ever need and at a price that leaves money for accessories. This scope is very portable and easy to setup. Even for a beginner this scope is not intimidating. This scope can grow as you do and would make a great long term investment. The only issues I have with the scope are the red power light that is annoying, but at least it is red. I do think Celestron could have designed the scope where there would be no reason for anti-cord wrap with your power source but there is an option for that sold commerically. But all in all I would rate this scope a 4.75 but since that is not an option I rounded up!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Scope !

        By Vinny

        from Long Island , NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

          This is my first telescope . Upon receiving it , I was impressed with the quality of the OTA and the super sturdy tri-pod . I was even more amazed at the views . My neighbor has a 10 " Meade and I did not see any difference while viewing objects with both scopes . Moon craters , Jupiter's Great Red Spot, Andromeda , various nebula were all easily viewed . It is also in my opinion very lightweight . The only negative I have is with the guidescope . It is useless . I'm already looking into replacing it with an 80mm refractor . My other regret was not going for the 9.25 . If I only knew how lightweight the 8" really was . Anyway , I am very satisfied with the 800 and would recommend it to anyone .

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fun Scope

          By Jeeplvr2000

          from Reno NV

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Needs USB
          • Odd cable interfaces

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

          I wont mention the things I was aware of before I bought it but I will mention the cable interface. The interface is archaic and needs to be USB. I had to chase down a proper RS232 to USB adapter just to get a computer interface. Someone tell Celestron that RS232 interfaces are a thing of the past.
          Other than that it is my first real telescope and I am having fun with it.
          Also there seems to be no limit switches on the motors so if you get something inbetween the scope and the tripod while raising the scope skyward it can pinch you or in my case bind the camera between the scope and tripod. Luckily it didnt break anything.

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