About this product
Part Number: 91024-XLT-CGL
Celestron's C8 has been a best-selling optical system for decades with a reputation for optical excellence, lightweight portability and great value.
This OTA is fitted with a CGE / Losmandy style dovetail.
- 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
- Aluminum Optical Tube
- Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
- 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
Optical Design : Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture : 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length : 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio : 10
Finderscope : 6x30
Optical Tube : Aluminum
Eyepiece 1 : 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1 : 81 x
Star Diagonal : 1.25
Optical Coatings : StarBright XLT
Secondary Mirror Obstruction : 2.5 in (63.5 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area : 9.8 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter : 31.3 %
Optical Tube Length : 17 in (431.8 mm)
Optical Tube Weight : 12.5 lb (5.67 kg)
|Average Rating (1 Review): |
Sunday, 9 January 2022 | Nick
Already have a Newtonian and a refractor (fl=750.400mm) and have been hankering after SCT for a while so took the plunge before Christmas. The first C8 arrived damaged, but after emailing
FLO and sending them some photos of the problem they quickly agreed to send me a replacement, which STILL arrived before Christmas. Amazing service ! I bought the scope for both visual and some AP with a 0.63 reducer. Terrible weather as usual late Dec/early Jan but managed a few views of Jupiter between cloud banks. Spectacular. I have since bought a ZWO AF bracket and hope to do some AP in the near future. This scope has its limitations re AP compared to EDGE but main benefits for me are: relatively light weight (fine on HEQ5 mount with Losmandy saddle adapter). very flexible - visual 2032mm fl, AP x 0.63 and possibilty of Hyperstar in the future (I think this works - FLO ?). Over all hits the mark without breaking the bank.
Thank-you for your review and kind comments :-)
The telescope is compatible with Hyperstar.
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