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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Maybe a bit too ahead of its time.

Celestron C8-A XLT SCT Optical Tubes

This is a tricky question to answer. This late s vintage may be priced celeatron an optical tube only, but it is a complete and functioning telescope system. This version has a grab handle at the back which is very convenient.

It’s the mount, drives, and accessories that you need to be concerned about. If so, move on.

The people who told me that a modern C8 is a very different i. Description This late s vintage may be priced as an optical tube only, but it is a complete and functioning telescope system.

There are plenty of fish in the sea. Complementing the optical system is the proprietary StarBright XLT optical coating system, which improves light transmission and reflectivity across the entire visual spectrum. Cool-down is slower than a typical doublet refractor, but not as lengthy as a Maksutov which has a much thicker corrector plate.


Otherwise, it retained the traditional wedge and fork mount.

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

The Ultima C8 had a number of incremental enhancements, including a rechargeable lead acid DC battery later replaced by a simpler 9V battery sturdier mount, and upgraded electronics. The Starbright coatings were an option, until Celestron introduced the Super C8 Plus a couple of years later, which had the coatings as standard.

The Compustar was the first Goto C8, introduced in Please check your local sales tax laws.

The eyepiece is a nice multi-coated Celestron E-Lux Plossl and the mirror diagonal looks decent quality too. For visual observations, a 1.

Are you sure you know what you’re doing? For this application, observers can use this Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope to view the night sky or as a terrestrial spotting scope.

Only those who bought this product are allowed to add review If you’ve already bought this product, please sign in and add your own review! Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. The Celestron C8-A also works great on basic point-and-shoot altazimuth mounts. In contrast, Meade was portraying their telescopes as serious scientific instruments. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that fancy Goto electronics fail. This has advantages over an external focuser — it keeps the tube sealed, the eyepiece in one place and allows lots of focus travel.


Since the unit was technically Alt-Az as supplied, the entire assembly had to be mounted on a a wedge and a tripod to achieve proper polar alignment. The focuser is very smooth and precise. Reviews 0 Write a review fzyrzyeqswtwywyrryebvryztwatv. The net result is faster, more attentive service from the Manufacturer and an enhanced customer experience. Because of the square function relating f-ratio to exposure time, that means 25x shorter exposures! Check to see that the amount is acceptable to you.

Upping the magnification to x with an 11mm Plossl showed numerous shadow-filled craters scattered across bright Oceanus Procellarum and lots of detail in the larger craters like Kepler and Marius. Celestron had already been sold to a Swiss company back in and by or so, quality began to slip.

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

These were given a facelift in the late s to “SE” status and were given upgraded electronics. Be the first to review this item. The CG-5 narrow dovetail plate has a profile 44mm wide at its base.