Celestron CPC Telescopes
The Celestron CPC Telescopes series have been described as tomorrow's next generation of 8", 9.25", and 11" computerized GPS SCTs... and they are here now.
There are four models that currently make up this range, the 800 GPS (XLT) , 925 GPS (XLT) ,1100 GPS (XLT) and the limited edition 50th Anniversary CPC 800 GPS.
Celestron's new CPC Series with revolutionary SkyAlign Alignment Technology really does re-define 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.
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 the 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).
The identify feature tells you what you're looking at, but it can also be a 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.
Celestron CPC Telescopes Innovative Features
The new CPC Series telescopes, feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems. In addition, all CPC models are diffraction limited and available with StarBright and StarBright XLT High Performance Optical Coatings.
Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT
This telescope is at home as a superb visual instrument or with optional wedge and CCD camera, as a serious astrophotographer's tool.
Celestron CPC 925 GPS XLT
The 9.25” was already a firm favorite among astrophotographers and discerning visual observers, and it offers 33% more light gathering than the 8" model.
Celestron CPC 1100 GPS XLT
This Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope has the most light gathering power and has a limiting magnitude of nearly 15
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