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Celestron 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA with CG-5 Mount Plate

Item # CE-91020-XLT

Availability: Scheduled Delivery

Regular Price: $944.00

Special Price: $899.00

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Quick Overview

  • The Celestron C8 SCT OTA features patented Starbright XLT coatings for maximum performance.
  • Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories.
  • The Celestron C8 SCT OTA is equipped with a 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects and a star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky.
  • Includes dovetail rail compatible with CG-5 and Advanced VX style mounts.

Celestron C8-A-XLT Schmidt Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly

Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assemblies (OTA) are available individually to be used with your favorite mount. Each OTA is made to the same exacting standards as those used on all their high quality telescopes. All optical surfaces are coated with StarBright XLT coatings. These tube assemblies are equipped with the same dovetail mounting bar as used on CG-5 style mounts for easy attachment to a variety of popular mounts (see below).

Besides seeing all of the Messier Catalog objects, you can also see hundreds of other, less famous, but equally interesting NGC, IC and Caldwell objects. Turn this scope to the planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; see Cassini’s Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach.

The Celestron C8 is Celestron’s first new Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system in over a decade. The new 8” Schmidt-Cassegrain features a precision optical system with 2032mm focal length (f/10) and comes standard with Celestron’s StarBright® XLT coatings at no extra cost.

What's more, you have Celestron's guarantee of uncompromising quality backed up with a two year warranty. Celestron warrants your telescope to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. Celestron will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship.

Celestron C8-A-XLT Schmidt Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly 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 comfortable viewing position when observing objects high in the sky
  • Includes dovetail rail compatible with CG-5 Advanced Series mount
Celestron Product Number: 91020-XLT

Please Note: This optical tube assembly will fit on the Celestron CG-5 and Advanced VX mounts as well as the Meade LXD55/75, the older style Losmandy GM-8, and some Vixens. It will not attach to mounts that accept a 3" dovetail, such as the CGE, G-11, Paramount, or newer GM-8. If you are unsure, please give us a call before you buy.
SKU CE-91020-XLT
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron Optical Tubes
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 8"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/10
Telescope Focal Length 2032mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Highest Useful Magnification 480x
Optical Coatings Celestron XLT
Tube Color or Finish Celestron Grey
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 17"
Optical Tube Weight 12.5 lbs.
Mount Weight N/A
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Finder Included 6 x 30 Optical Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm
Hand Controller Included? No
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
GPS Included? No
CD ROMs Included None
Case Included? No
Alignment Procedure N/A
Tracking Modes N/A
Objects in Database N/A
OTA Mount Type CG-5 Dovetail
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
Total Telescope Weight 12.5 lbs.
  • 8" f/10 Aluminum Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Visual Back
  • 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • Bracket
  • Dovetail for CG-5 Style Mount

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