Celestron CGX 800 SCT
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Product Details

The Celestron CGX 800 SCT is a 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with premium StarBright XLT coatings and fully computerized German equatorial mount with high-performance stainless steel worm gears and motors for improved slewing & tracking. It has 6x30mm finderscope to find objects of interest without being tethered by skills and starcharts. This telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction.

The Celestron CGX 800 SCT features NexStar+ hand control that offers multiple language programming. The improved motor offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease. It's lightweight materials and compact design make this telescope with the portability and functionality to satisfy user and novice astrophotographers.

CGX 800 SCT Features:

  • 8 Inch Aperture (203.2mm)
  • 480x Maximum Magnification
  • 2 Dedicated Autoguider Communication Port
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • Focal Length: 2032mm, f/10.0 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Coating
  • 2 AUX Communication Ports
  • All-Star Polar Alignment
    - Allows To Align On Any 3 Bright Celestial Objects
    - Making Fast & Easy Alignment Process
  • Stainless Steel Leg Tripod
  • German Equatorial Mount


Optical Design : Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) : 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length : 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio : 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) : 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 : 81x
Finderscope : 6x30
Star Diagonal : 1.25
Optical Tube : Aluminum
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
Secondary Mirror Obstruction : 2.5 in (64 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter : 0.31
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter : 0.0977
Optical Coatings : StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length : 17 in (432 mm)
Optical Tube Weight : 12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)
Dovetail Compatibility : CGE Mount
Mount : German Equatorial Mount
Instrument load capacity : 55 lbs.
Tripod height adjustment range : 47.25” to 77.5” including EQ headA
Tripod leg diameter : 2"
Latitude adjustment range : 3º-65º
Tripod Weight : 19.2 lbs.
EQ Head Weight : 44 lbs.
Max Slew Speed : 5º/second (4º/second is default)
Tracking Rates : Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories) : 2
Autoguide Port : Yes
USB Port : Yes
Software : New telescope control PC software

Celestron CGX 800 SCT Includes:
  • CGX Equatorial Head
  • CGX Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • 2 x 22 lbs Counterweight
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • DC Power Cable (Plugs into Cigarette Lighter Socket)
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