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Condition: Used 8" SCT optical tube and Advanced GT mount are both in very good condition. We believe the combo is about six to eight years old. Current generation SCT with FastStar and latest Starbright XLT coatings.
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- Advanced GT (CG-5) GoTo Equatorial Mount
- 30 lbs payload capacity
- 30,000 Object Database
- 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
- 2032 mm focal length (f/10)
- 25 mm eyepiece included (81x)
- Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories
- 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects
- Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
- Includes dovetail rail compatible with CG-5 Advanced Series mount
- Fastar compatible
Mounted on the Advanced GT Series computerized mount, this telescope has some high performance software and hardware features. Operated by our proven NexStar+ computer control technology, the telescope has a 40,000+ object database with 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects. 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 stars; solar system objects and asterisms.
Using the RS-232 communication port on the hand control, you can control the telescope via your laptop and the flash upgradeable hand controls allow you to update your telescope's operating software via the Internet. An Autoguider port is also included for astrophotography. No matter at what level you are starting out, this precision instrument will satisfy your needs both visually and photographically.
CG-5 Mount - Precision engineered for stability
The German Equatorial mount has precision worm gears on both axes for extremely smooth stability. The key element that makes this system the most stable in its class is the heavy-duty tripod with larger and more substantial legs that offer excellent damping characteristics for more stable views. The CG-5 also has a convenient latitude scale for easier alignment and an optional polar finder scope for the ultimate in precision alignments
|Aperture (mm)||203.2 mm (8 in)|
|Dovetail Compatibility||CG-5 Mount|
|Focal Length||2032 mm (80 in)|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ...||25 mm (0.98 in)|
|Highest Useful Magnification||480 x|
|Light Gathering Power (Comp...||843 x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||14|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||29 x|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||81 x|
|Optical Coatings||StarBright XLT|
|Optical Tube Length||17 in (432 mm)|
|Optical Tube Weight||12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.57 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||0.69 arc seconds|
|Secondary Mirror Obstructio...||9.77%|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||2.5 in (64 mm)|
|Weight of Counterweight||1 counterweight, 11 lbs|
|Slew Speeds||3 Degrees/second max|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tracking Modes||EQ North|
|Alignment Procedures||AutoAlign, 2-Star Alignment, Quick Align|
|Communication Ports||RS-232 communication port on hand control|
|NexStar+ Computer Hand Control||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|