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The CPC Series with revolutionary SkyAlign Alignment Technology redefines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for — quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of set-up and use, ergonomics, enhanced computerization and, most important, affordability.
The Celestron CPC-800 also includes NexRemote Control Software which allows full control from a lap top or PC. NexRemote provides full emulation of every aspect of the computerized hand controller plus much more.
Celestron has taken its renowned StarBright technology to an even higher level of light transmission — 16% brighter than their standard StarBright coating across the spectrum from 400nm to 750nm. The unique design of the XLT System optimizes light transmission through the telescope for both visual and CCD/Photographic imaging.
The CPC series' internal GPS receiver 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.
The CPC Series' internal GPS has established the telescope's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply locate and manually slew the telescope to three bright stars of your choosing. You do not need to know the names of the stars -- you could 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 aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database.
The CPC database contains over 40,000 celestial objects including Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, as well as NGC Galaxies, nebulae, and planets. User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier. When using the "filter limits" feature, only those objects that are above the horizon are displayed for your exact date, time and location.