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Celestron Advanced Series C6-SGT Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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Celestron C6-SGT Schmidt-Cassegrain

The C6-SGT, 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with XLT coatings is a member of Celestron's Advanced telescope series. Celestron Advanced scopes combine state-of-the-art technology, easy-to-use features and ready-to-use components to produce instruments of unparalleled quality and utility. The C6-SGT comes mounted on the CG-5 GT computerized equatorial mount that allows access to features like automatic star alignment capability and GoTo slewing to more than 40,000 objects. Equipped with high-speed motors and a hand controller, the C6-SGT allows you to slew your telescope remotely to desired objects quickly and accurately. No matter whether you're a beginner, an intermediate viewer, or an advanced amateur astronomer, this precision instrument will satisfy your needs both visually and photographically.


Celestron CG-5 EQ Mount

This new, German equatorial mount has precision worm gears on both axes for extremely smooth tracking motion. The new, heavy-duty tripod with larger and more substantial legs offer excellent damping characteristics for more stable views. In fact, the CG-5 is the most stable mount in its class. The CG-5 also has a convenient latitude scale for easier alignment, as well as an optional polar finder scope for the ultimate in precision alignments.


StarBright XLT Coatings
Celestron's XLT coating process uses state-of-the-art, thin-film, vacuum-deposition technology. To ensure consistent optical coatings of the highest quality, the process is tightly monitored and controlled by highly trained technicians. Prior to coating, each optical element is thoroughly cleaned and inspected to ensure proper adhesion of the films during the coating process. Materials used in our reflective and anti-reflective coatings, including aluminum, hafnium oxide, titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide, and magnesium fluoride are the purest available, exceeding 99.99 percent. The result is image clarity so stunning, it must be seen to be believed.

 

Specifications

  • Proven NexStar computer-control technology
  • RS-232 communication port on hand controler to control the telescope via personal computer
  • Autoguider port for long-exposure astrophotography
  • 40,000-plus-object database with 400 user-definable objects
  • Expanded information on more than 200 objects
  • Custom database lists the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number
  • Double line, 16-character LCD hand control with 19 fiber-optic, backlit LED buttons
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • The CG-5 GT computerized mount with Celestron's sleek, integrated design

 

Standard Accessories

  • 11-lb. counterweight
  • Star diagonal 1.25-inch
  • Sky Level I CD-ROM
  • Accessory tray
  • Car battery adapter

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Astrophotography , Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters , Viewing Nebulae , Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets

Features

Equatorial Mount , GoTo

Brand

Celestron

Weight Complete

52 lbs.

Finderscope

6x30

GPS

No

Telescopes Series

Celestron Advanced Series Telescopes

Optical Design

Schmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture

150mm

Focal Length

1500mm

Focal Ratio

f/10

Mount Design

CG-5 Equatorial

Eyepiece 1

25mm (60x)

Highest Useful Magnification

354x

Star Diagonal

1.25 inch

User Level

For the Expert

Object Database

40000 objects

Component

.77 Arc Seconds Resolving Power , .92 Arc Seconds Resolution , 13.4 Limiting Magnitude

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5.0

Awesome scope!

By Scott

from TULSA,OK

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Astronomy

Comments about Celestron Advanced Series C6-SGT Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

I'm just amazed at the quality of this scope! Can't wait to get my camera hooked up on it and start getting some great pics of the planets! Of course it's been cloudy every night since it arrived. Sigh...

Only cons are 1. it's heavy! really heavy! and 2. I was sent a used scope. It all checks out OK, so I'm not too worried, but I paid full price for a new scope so I'm a little ticked about that.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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