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Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope - 11074-XLT

Celestron   ——   SKU: CEL-11074-XLT
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About the Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope...

The CPC 925 GPS XLT is one of Celestron'''s top-of-the-line fork-mounted astronomical telescopes and includes Celestron'''s premium StarBright XLT coatings. This Celestron Telescope is at home as a superb visual instrument or, with optional wedge and Celestron CCD Cameras, as a serious astrophotographer'''s tool. Turn the Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope towards planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; Cassini'''s Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach. Hundreds of deep space objects are also visible.

 

Although large in aperture, with its conveniently located carrying handles and an instrument weight of only 58 lb., the Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope is portable enough to set up in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location. The Celestron CPC telescopes, like their acclaimed Advanced Series and premium CGE Series Celestron Telescope, feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems. In addition, all CPC models are diffraction limited and come standard with StarBright XLT High Performance Optical Coatings. With the introduction of the CPC Series, Celestron has "gone back to the drawing board" and re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented a Celestron Telescope family that provides superior quality, unsurpassed ease of use, and incomparable value.

 

The Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope use an internal GPS receiver that 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. Once the internal GPS has established the Celestron CPC'''s position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply use the Celestron Telescope CPC 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 your Celestron CPC Telescope is aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database.

 

The Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope database contains over 40,000 celestial objects including Messier objects and 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 with your CPC Celestron Telescope, but it can also be a very 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 is also a "Solar Sys Align" feature that lets you align your CPC Celestron Telescope on the sun or moon for daytime observing - it is easy to use this feature to see planets or bright stars in the day.

 

Don'''t forget... Additional Celestron Telescope Eyepieces are also available - along with an extensive array of Celestron Telescope Accessories, too!

 

 

Celestron CPC 925 XLT GPS Telescope Features...

 

    • The Celestron CPC925 telescope is an 9.25" diffraction-limited

      Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with Celestron'''s premium StarBright XLT

      coatings on a fully computerized dual fork arm altazimuth mount.

       

 

    • Proven NexStar computer control technology includes 40,000

      object database with 400 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 star; solar systems; objects and

      asterisms.

       

 

    • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - Quiet

      operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch.

       

 

    • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the

      telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2"

      steel legs and accessory tray

       

 

    • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial

      objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process and 9X50 optical

      finderscope is also included.

       

 

    • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control

      units for downloading product updates over the Internet including the

      latest firmware for All-Star polar alignment.

       

 

    • Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope

      from location to location and included star diagonal provides more

      comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in

      the sky.

       

 

    • Permanent PEC and convenient remote hand control holder

      that allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope.

       

 

    • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as

      Autoguider and NexRemote telescope control software with rs-232 cable

      included for advanced control of your telescope via computer.

 

 

Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope Specifications...

Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture (mm): 235 mm (9.25 in)

Focal Length (mm): 2350 mm (93 in)

Focal Ratio: f/10

Eyepiece 1 (mm): 40 mm (1.57 in)

Magnification 1: 59 x

Finderscope: 8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket

Star Diagonal: 1.25

Mount: Dual Fork Arm

Optical Tube: Aluminum

Accessory Tray: Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder

Tripod: Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable

Power Supply: Car battery adapter

Highest Useful Magnification: 555 x

Lowest Useful Magnification: 34 x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.4

Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.59 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes): 0.49 arc seconds

Photographic Resolution: 200 line/mm

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 1127 x

Angular Field of View (deg): 0.7

Linear Field of View (@1000 yds): 38 ft (12 m)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 3.35 in (85 mm)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 36 %

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 13 %

Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT Coating

Telescope Weight: 58 lbs (26 kg)

Tripod and Mount Weight: 27 lbs (12 kg)

Motor Drive: DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes

Motor Resolution: 0.1406

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

Software Precision: 24 bit, 0.08 calculations

Periodic Error Correction: Permanently Programmable

Fork Arm: Dual fork arm, cast Aluminum with detachable HC cradle

Gear: 5.625 hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm

Bearings: 9.8 azimuth bearing

Motor Ports: Aux Port, Autoguide Ports

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

Power Requirements: 12 VDC 1.5A

Power Requirements - Idle Current: 340 mA

Power Requirements - Slew one axis: 640 mA

Power Requirements - Slew both axes: 900 mA

Cord Management: Cord Wrap Software

GPS: Internal 16 channel

Celestron Product Number: 11074-XLT