Celestron's CPC Series with revolutionary SkyAlign alignment technology re-defines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for - quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of set-up and use, ergonomics, enhanced computerisation, and most important, affordability. More
Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerised Telescope
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Celestron's CPC Series with revolutionary SkyAlign alignment technology re-defines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for - quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of set-up and use, ergonomics, enhanced computerisation, and most important, affordability.
What makes the CPC 925 GPS great for astrophotography?
Longer focal length primary and lower magnification secondary - Contributes to a flatter focal plane with less coma and off-axis astigmatism.
Baffle design - Optimised for astrophotography. Minimizes vignetting at the edge of the field of view. This reduces light drop off at the corners of your film plane.
Hand Figured Optics - Just like all other Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, the CPC 925 GPS optics are individually matched and hand figured to ensure the highest optical quality in every telescope.
Focus mechanism - At the heart of Celestron's Schmidt-Cassegrain focus mechanism are pre-loaded ball bearings, not bushings, minimizing focus shift.
Heavy-duty die cast aluminium fork arms - For maximum rigidity.
Unique roller bearing design bearing and shaft - The telescope base rotates around a wide 9.5" track for maximum stability; especially important when equatorially mounted for imaging.
Autoguider port - For interfacing an Autoguider or a drive corrector for long exposure imaging or astrophotography.
StarBright coatings - High quality multi-layer coatings maximize transmission of light to the film plane.
Automatically downloads the data 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.
Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign:
Then use the revolutionary SkyAlign technology to align your telescope. Simply locate and manually point (slew) the telescope to three bright celestial objects. You don't even need to know the names of these stars. You could even use the Moon!
Celestial Object Database:
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 aligned, the computerised hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogues in its user-friendly database.
The new CPC Series telescopes, like the acclaimed Advanced Series and premium CGE Series telescopes feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems that are manufactured at the Celestron facilities in Torrance, California. With the introduction of the CPC Series, Celestron has "gone back to the drawing board" and re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented a telescope family that provides superior quality, unsurpassed ease of use, and incomparable value.
9.25 inch diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
Fully computerized dual fork arm altazimuth mount
8x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2 inch steel legs and accessory tray
Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location
Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
Convenient remote hand control holder - Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
Proven NexStar computer control technology
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 catalogue 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
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider, SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
NexRemote telescope control software and rs-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
50 Finderscope w/ quick release bracket
Dual Fork Arm
Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable
NexRemote control software w/RS232 cable
Car battery adapter
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION:
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION:
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE:
0.59 arc seconds
0.49 arc seconds
LIGHT GATHERING POWER:
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW:
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS):
StarBright XLT Coating
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION:
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA:
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER:
TRIPOD AND MOUNT WEIGHT:
DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
0.1406 arc seconds
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL:
Flash upgradeable, double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fibre optic backlit LED buttons
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Altazimuth, EQ North & EQ South
SkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align
24bit, 0.08 calculations
PERIODIC ERROR CORRECTION:
Dual fork arm, cast Aluminium w/ detachable HC cradle
5.625 hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth, brass worm
9.8 azimuth bearing
RS-232 port on hand control
Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
40,000+ objects, 400 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects