Celestron 8" EdgeHD OTA with CGE Mount Plate

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Celestron 8" EdgeHD OTA with CGE Mount Plate
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Item # CE-91030-XLT
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  • The Celestron EdgeHD 800 OTA is an aplanatic Schmidt telescope optical tube assembly designed to produce aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view.
  • Superior edge performance creates rounder, more pleasing stars and improves resolution and limiting magnitude when compared to telescopes of equal aperture.
  • The Celestron 8" EdgeHD OTA includes Celestron's StarBright XLT coating group on every surface for maximum light throughput across the widest visual and photographic spectrum.
  • The Celestron 8" EdgeHD optical tube produces a focal plane more than three-times flatter than standard SCT telescope and dramatically flatter than competing coma-free designs.
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Celestron EdgeHD 800 Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Optical Tube Assembly

Introducing the EdgeHD Telescope Series, Celestron’s new flagship telescope line...

Celestron has taken another bold step as the market leader in telescopes with the introduction of their latest series of high-end telescopes. Since the moment Celestron first started producing Schmidt Cassegrain optical systems, they have continued to design high-quality optics with pride. After years of research and development, Celestron have now taken one giant step!

The Edge HD is Celestron’s latest innovation that will surely be the system of choice for the serious astro-imagers. The new Edge High Definition telescope series features an Aplanatic Schmidt optical system that produces pinpoint star images all the way to the edge of the field. Some optical systems currently on the market may produce coma free images. But there is a difference.... the optical difference. Not only is the Celestron EdgeHD coma free, but it also has a built in field flattener to ensure sharp focus all the way to the edge of the field, producing true Astrograph quality images. This results in pinpoint, High Definition star images throughout your astro photograph.

These superior features make the new Celestron HD series the new gold standard in Astro Imaging. The Edge is an aplanatic Schmidt telescope designed to produce aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce more than just off-axis star coma, but also to give an astrograph quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view.

Many optical designs that advertise themselves as “astrograph” quality actually only produce pinpoint stars across a curved focal plane. While this may be acceptable for visual observing, stars will appear out of focus at the edge when used with a flat chip sensor of a digital camera. EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than other competing coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across some of the largest CCD chips available today.

Now let's talk about Celestron quality... Superior edge performance not only creates rounder, more pleasing stars but actually improves the resolution and limiting magnitude when compared to telescopes of equal aperture. When it comes to the Celestron EdgeHD series coupled with Celestron’s StarBright XLT coating group on every surface, EdgeHD optics gives you maximum light throughput across the widest visual and photographic spectrum... It's a vision you'll never forget.

Celestron EdgeHD 800 OTA Features

  • Mirror Support Knobs – Flexible tension clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when rotating the tube around the mount.

  • Tube Vents – Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror.

  • Fastar Versatility – All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar compatible for imaging down to f/2 with optional accessories.

  • Brighter Star Images - Light becomes more concentrated when focused precisely. This maximizes image brightness.

Celestron Product Number: 91030-XLT

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-91030-XLT
UPC Code 050234103091
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron Optical Tubes
Optical Design Corrected 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 14.0
Highest Useful Magnification 480x
Optical Coatings Celestron XLT
Tube Color or Finish Celestron Oyster Pearl
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 17"
Optical Tube Weight 14 lbs.
Mount Weight N/A
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Finder Included 9 x 50 Optical Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 40mm
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
CD ROMs Included None
Counterweights Included N/A
Alignment Procedure N/A
Tracking Modes N/A
Objects in Database N/A
OTA Mount Type CGE Dovetail
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
Total Telescope Weight N/A
Reviews

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

wow!
i'v only had this ota a few days it is the perfect mate for my IEQ45 i attached the optional focal reducer and camera adapter and went to work i use a Nikon D3100 and the results were stunning all pics were under 60sec unguided single shots and they came out like a pro bright detailed images it's great when you show them to people to hear the gasps and ooohhs and aahhss from them. i tried to upload the pics but it doesn't seem to work i would have liked to show you. so the edgehd preformed' edge to edge all stars bright and round complete flat field i am really happy with this OTA i'm taking great astro pics..
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by starhopper / (Posted on 8/23/2014)
Have owned many SCTs ranging from 5 to 14. Several have been of very high quality, but even on these scopes, I became increasinly aware of the shortcomings in off axis performance as compared to most refractors.

The EdgeHD changes that.

The 8 EdgeHD that I received was surprisinly beautiful. Picutures don't do justice to the paint, which is actually more of a metalflake finish than a pearl finish. The paint on my sample was beautifully applied as well. It looked more like a custom automotive finish than a typical telescope finish. I am impressed. It is simply far more handsome in person than pictures can convery.


In my initial tests, the edge of field performance is vastly improved as compared to standard designs. Even using wide field eyepieces, stars remain fairly sharp right to the edge of the field.

I have learned star testing by doing a lot of reading and testing a lot of telescopes. The 8 EdgeHD that I received had the best star test I have ever seen in a commercial SCT, being on par with some expensive European catadioptric scopes I have owned.

I have not had a chance to do prolonged testing, and my exposure has only been under less than great seeing, but my initial impression is that after searcing long and hard for the Perfect SCT, I believe I have found it.



1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Ed Moreno / (Posted on 1/8/2010)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Celestron 800 EdgeHD Aplanatic SCT Telescope
  • 40mm Omni Plossl
  • 9X50 Finderscope
  • 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • Visual Back
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

What do I need to mount the CGE 800 EdgeHD to a Losmandy G11 mount?
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Hi! I have an Advance VX Mount, this OTA is the right for my mount or I need a OTA with CG5 mount plate? Thankyou!
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Is the CGE mount plate compatible with my Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 Goto?
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