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Orion Telescopes
Celestron CGX 800 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
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Expected Ship Date: 03/29/2018

  • 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)

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Item #  04157
Mfg Model #  12050

The CGX 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the all-new state of the art CGX computerized equatorial mount. It is the most lightweight and portable of the three size models. This telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment.  At 8 inches of aperture with our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGX 800 gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye.

Celestron's workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron's engineering team applied their years of experience designing German Equatorial mounts to the all-new CGX EQ, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies, value, and ease-of-use.

The CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. Key design goals included a lower profile EQ head, which provides a more compact and therefore more stable setup; a better drive system; remote operation-friendly with home and limit optical sensors; easier polar alignment adjustments; and better cable management. In addition to that, we've made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and transport. The CGX is Celestron's new Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.


This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
  • Resolving power
  • Lowest useful magnification
  • Highest useful magnification
  • Highest theoretical magnification
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
  • Finder scope
  • Focuser
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
  • Mount type
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Dovetail bar system
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To system
  • Alignment procedure
    Two Star Align
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 4A (tip positive)
  • Latitude range
  • Polar-axis scope
    Sold separately
  • Counterweights
    Two 11 lb.
  • Tube material
  • Tripod leg diameter
    2.00 in.
  • Height range of mount
    30.00 in. - 77.00 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    17.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    12.5 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    63.2 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    75.7 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Visual back for use with 1.25" accessories
  • Other features
    Starbright XLT Optical coatings
  • Warranty
    Two year

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock item the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $125.00
3 Day Delivery: $270.00
2 Day Delivery: $270.00
Next Day Delivery: $325.00


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states, APO/DPO/FPO addresses and US territories/protectorates. Delivery is not available to Canada.

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