Celestron CPC Deluxe 800HD Telescope
Celestron CPC Deluxe 800HD Telescope
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Combine top-of-the-line performance with unlimited versatility and you have the Celestron CPC Deluxe 800HD Telescope. From a casual night of backyard observing to serious astroimaging at a dark sky location, the CPC Deluxe HD is a customer favorite for any application. The CPC/CPC Deluxe family is also the telescope of choice for NASA (a CPC 925 is currently deployed aboard the International Space Station) and astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who used a CPC Deluxe 1100HD at his home in Cambridge, UK.
Celestron’s Best Optics
What makes the view through a CPC Deluxe HD unforgettable? It all starts with our proprietary EdgeHD optical system. This unique design corrects for both coma and field curvature, providing aberration-free images and pinpoint stars across the largest imaging sensors and all the way to the edge of the widest eyepieces.
Read more about how EdgeHD outperforms competing optical systems by downloading the EdgeHD whitepaper in the Support and Download tab.
All EdgeHD systems include our StarBright XLT coatings on all optical surfaces for brighter images and increased light transmission. Plus, every EdgeHD optical tube is Fastar compatible. Simply remove the secondary mirror and attach a third party lens assembly and you’re ready to image the night sky at ultra-fast f/2.
Customers and reviewers have hailed the CPC Deluxe an all-around top performer, equally well suited to a star party or a university astronomy course. The beefy dual fork arm mount anchors the telescope for ultra-precise tracking, but weighs just 43 lbs and includes rugged carrying handles to make setup quick and easy.
As soon as you turn on your Celestron CPC Deluxe 800HD Telescope, you’ll be guided through our simple SkyAlign procedure. The telescope walks you through centering any three bright objects in the eyepiece. From there, it’s ready to locate and track more than 40,000 celestial objects.
To customize your experience under the stars, CPC Deluxe HD is compatible with all of Celestron’s latest accessories. Add StarSense AutoAlign and your CPC will align itself in under 3 minutes. Or add the SkyPortal WiFi Module and control your telescope using a smartphone or tablet.
With this much versatility, the CPC Deluxe HD is a telescope that will serve you well for years to come, no matter what you choose to do with the hobby—including astroimaging.
Built with Imaging in Mind
Most altazimuth telescopes are designed primarily for visual use, but not the Celestron CPC Deluxe 800HD Telescope. It offers all the same high-end features you’ll find on our German equatorial mounts. Out of the box, your CPC Deluxe can track accurately for up to 30 seconds without adding a wedge, thanks to a reengineered drive train with a 6-inch brass gear, stainless steel worm gear, and both steel and nylon ball bearings.
If you’ll be doing longer exposure astrophotography, adding the Celestron HD Pro Wedge turns this telescope into an astroimager’s dream setup. With a wedge, you can take advantage of the All Star Polar Alignment procedure, which has you polar aligned in just minutes. You can also train your mount to be even more accurate with Permanently Programmable Periodic Error Correction. Finally, your CPC tracks smoothly through the meridian without doing a meridian flip, enabling you to capture objects in the best part of the night sky.
- Celestron’s top-performing altazimuth telescope system, the Celestron CPC Deluxe 800HD Telescope is a favorite among experienced amateur astronomers and the preferred telescope of Stephen Hawking
- 8-inch EdgeHD optical tube provides stunning views and sharp astroimages free of visual defects
- NexStar+ hand control and internal GPS guides users through the simple SkyAlign setup and features a 40,000+ object database
- Sturdy dual fork arm mount with upgraded gears and motors anchors the telescope for superior tracking and pointing accuracy
- Ready for serious astroimaging, CPC Deluxe HD features All-Star Polar Alignment and Permanently Programmable Periodic Error Correction when equipped with the HD Pro Wedge
Optical Design: EdgeHD
Aperture (mm): 203.2 mm (8")
Focal Length: 2032 mm (80")
Focal Ratio: 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 40 mm (1.57")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 51x
Finderscope: 50 mm Finderscope with quick release bracket
Star Diagonal: 1.25
Mount Type: Dual Fork Arm
Accessory Tray: Die Cast Aluminum Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
Tripod: Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Adjustable
Power Requirements: Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification: 480x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 843x
Apparent Field of View: 0.8°
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds): 42 ft (13 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 64 mm (2.5")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 31%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 9.77%
Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT Coating
Total Telescope Kit Weight: 78 lbs (36 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
Database: 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
GPS: Internal 16 channel
Software: Starry Night Special Edition