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Celestron C8 8'' XLT SCT OTA
Celestron C8 8'' XLT SCT OTA
Celestron C8 8'' XLT SCT OTA
Celestron C8 8'' XLT SCT OTA
Celestron C8 8'' XLT SCT OTA
Celestron C8 8'' XLT SCT OTA

Celestron C8 8" XLT SCT OTA

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Telescope Type
Aperture (mm)
203 mm
Mount Type
OTA Only
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Celestron C8 8" XLT SCT OTA Optical Tube Assembly

Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assemblies (OTA) are available individually for use with your favorite mount. Each OTA is made to the same exacting standards as those used on all our high quality telescopes. All optical surfaces are coated with Celestron’s high efficiency StarBright® multi-layered coating group. These tube assemblies are equipped with the same dovetail mounting bar used on the CGE and Advanced Series for easy attachment to a variety of popular mounts.

Celestron C8 8" XLT SCT OTA General Features:

  •     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
  •     Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount

Specifications: Celestron C8 8" XLT SCT OTA

  • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Aperture (mm): 203.2 mm (8 in)
  • Focal Length: 2032 mm (80 in)
  • Focal Ratio: 10
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 25 mm (0.98 in)
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 81 x
  • Finderscope: 6x30
  • Star Diagonal: 1.25
  • Optical Tube: Aluminum
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 480 x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 29 x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 843 x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 2.5 in (64 mm)
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 31%
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 9.77%
  • Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
  • Optical Tube Length: 17 in (432 mm)
  • Optical Tube Weight: 12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)
  • Dovetail Compatibility: CGE Mount

What's in the Box

What's in the Box: Celestron C8 8" XLT SCT OTA

  • Celestron C8 8" XLT SCT OTA
  • Eyepiece: 25 mm
  • Finderscope: 6x30
  • Star Diagonal: 1.25
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