Buy Celestron C8-A-XLT CGE 8″ f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only) featuring 8″ (mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA, mm Focal Length, f/ High quality Celestron C8 SCT optical tubes are an ideal upgrade for large aperture chasers. Buy now on sale from Celestron’s Official Australian Dealer. View the night sky or terrestrial landscapes with the Celestron C8-A SCT, an unmounted Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with premium StarBright XLT coatings !.

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In Use — Astrophotography. Come hither; there ‘ s a Celestron Newtonian in celeston for you! The big innovation here was the DC drive system.

The C8 was however slightly out of collimation from the factory. Gieseler went on to found Orion Telescopes and Binoculars. Celestron had celeatron been sold to a Swiss company back in and by or so, quality began to slip.

As a result, they look unusually large for an 8″ SCT. These are still sold today. Shipping costs Celestfon Tikka Outdoor Headlamp, red or white light switchable. There was a C10, a C12, a C16, and a C22!

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Even so, at x the gibbous disk was sharply defined and both the polar cap and Mare Acidalium were easily seen I always seem to ceoestron Mars with Mare Acidalium in view for some reason. The process involves the application of:.

The Schmidt-Cassegrain optics on this unit feature Starbright coatings and a Fastar secondary mirror assembly.


Celestron C8-A XLT SCT Optical Tubes

The people who told me that a modern C8 is a very different i. Rest assured that our team of Telescope and Telescope Accessory experts will be standing by Otherwise, it retained the traditional wedge and fork mount.

Original C8 tubes used lead-based paint, so be careful around it if you own one. They were popular from the mid s to the early s. Complementing the optical system is the proprietary StarBright XLT optical coating system, which improves light transmission and reflectivity across the entire visual spectrum. Ordered the wrong product? Although the Moon was low in the pre-dawn, seeing was good and I lingered over the Aristarchus Plateau which celestroon just off the terminator.

Almost any accessory can be used.

Celestron C8 Schmidt-Cassegrain (8″ – orange design) – Optical Tube Assembly

The long focal length and narrow baffle tube limits maximum true field celedtron about a degree. Early C8s had an un-coated corrector, but this one has proper multi-coatings as you can see in the photos. The eyepiece is a nice multi-coated Celestron E-Lux Plossl and the mirror diagonal looks decent quality too.

They are unavoidable for the correct functioning of our shop. It’s the mount, drives, and accessories that you need to be concerned about. Be the first to review this item. We will authorize your payment method for the full advertised amount when you order this item, but you will not be charged until your item ships.

Celestron C8 XLT Review

The optical tube is outfitted with a standard 1. Add a personal message. Cookies are small text objects that are exchanged between browser and web server in encrypted form. A short time later, inhe founded Celestron as a division of Valor. It’s mostly a curiosity now, but the model does have some devotees.


Are you sure you know what you’re doing? There is some dust and dirt on the exterior, but the optics are perfectly clean. Its introduction saw, for the first time, a large aperture, compact telescope design with superior optical quality at an accessible price.

My own preference is to find a clean, cc8 OTA with good optics and f8 attached. Any optical aberrations should show up under this sensitive test. If the owner has an spare, that’s a plus. Early SCTs ranged widely in aperture from 4″ all the way up to 22″. What’s in the Box? We do not have the original shipping boxes for this telescope and would prefer a local sale.

At the same time, Meade was going in the opposite direction with their ads, often showing nerdy scientists in white lab coats. One big advantage of a long focal length is that you can get high powers without using complex, expensive eyepiece designs — Plossls and Orthoscopics are adequate.

The Starbright coatings were an option, until Celestron introduced the Super C8 Plus a couple of years later, which had the coatings as standard. Again, the view was crisp and sharp with no aberrations and snappy focus at x.

On another occasion, even when low in the early morning pre-dawn sky, Jupiter showed a lot of detail in steady seeing. Celesrron it’s one of the old fork mount units, do you plan on using the clock drive in it? The C8 is a modern telescope fur universal application.