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  • Manufacturer: CELESTRON
  • UPC #050234107419
  • Model #11074-XLT
  • CPC 925 GPS - Unique design, advanced features, GOTO accuracy, and superb optics. You get the picture.

    Celestron's 9.25, optical system has enjoyed a loyal following since we first introduced it with our Ultima 9.25? in 1995. Now the 9.25? optical tube is coupled with Celestron's newest computerized telescope family ? the CPC GPS series.

    The 9.25, was already a favorite among astrophotographers and discerning visual observers, and it offers 33% more light gathering than our 8" model. The CPC 925 GPS was specifically designed for visual infinity focus when using 2" eyepieces and has an optimized baffle system to benefit astrophotography by minimizing vignetting at the edge of the field of view. Its longer primary focal length and lower magnification secondary mirror contribute to a flatter field of view at the focal plane and helps to further reduce optical aberrations.

    This feature packed model comes standard with Celestron's renowned StarBright XLT multi-coatings. The CPC 925 GPS is compatible with the complete line of Celestron photographic and visual accessories.


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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # 11074-XLT )


    General Features

    • 9.25" diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

    • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings

    • Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount

    • 8x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects

    • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2" steel legs and accessory tray

    • Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location

    • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

    • Convenient remote hand control holder - Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope

    CPC 925 GPS (XLT) - Computerized Mount Features

    • Proven NexStar computer control technology

    • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

    • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms

    • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch

    • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

    • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

    • Permanent PEC

    • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider, GPS accessory

    • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

    What makes the CPC 925 GPS great for astrophotography?

    • Longer focal length primary and lower magnification secondary — Contributes to a flatter focal plane with less coma and off-axis astigmatism.

    • Baffle design —Optimized for astrophotography.  Minimizes vignetting at the edge of the field of view. This reduces light drop off at the corners of your film plane.

    • Hand Figured Optics — Just like all other Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, the CPC 925 GPS optics are individually matched and hand figured to ensure the highest optical quality in every telescope.

    • Focus mechanism — At the heart of Celestron's Schmidt-Cassegrain focus mechanism are pre-loaded ball bearings, not bushings, minimizing focus shift.

    • Heavy-duty die cast aluminum fork arms —For maximum rigidity.

    • Unique roller bearing design bearing and shaft —The telescope base rotates around a wide 9.5” track for maximum stability; especially important when equatorially mounted for imaging.

    • Autoguider port — For interfacing an autoguider or a drive corrector for long exposure imaging or astrophotography.

    • StarBright XLT coatings — High quality multi-layer coatings maximize transmission of light to the film plane.

    Celestron's new CPC Series with revolutionary SkyAlign Alignment Technology re-defines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for — quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of set-up and use, ergonomics, enhanced computerization and, most important, affordability.

    Internal GPS
    The CPC Series' internal GPS receiver automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth.  This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude and latitude.

    Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign
    Once the CPC's internal GPS has established the telescope's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3!  Simply locate and use hand control to manually point (slew) the telescope to three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the stars — you may even pick the Moon or bright planets!  Celestron's NexStar
    ® software technology will model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet and celestial object above the horizon.  Once aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database.

    Celestial Object Database
    The CPC database contains over 40,000 celestial objects including Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, as well as NGC Galaxies, nebulae and planets.  User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier.  Filter Limits let you filter out objects that are outside of your local horizon (ie, if trees or mountains were in the way).

    Identify feature tells you what you're looking at, but it can also be a very fun way to tour around the sky.  Just point the telescope up somewhere, and ask it to identify Messier objects (for instance), and it will show you the 5 nearest Messier objects to your position and let you GOTO them.  You can keep doing this for different parts of the sky or for different object types -- it is a lot of fun.

    There's also "Solar Sys Align" that lets you align on the Sun or Moon for daytime observing -- it is easy to use this to see planets or bright stars in the day.

    Innovative Features
    The new CPC Series telescopes, like our acclaimed Advanced Series and premium CGE Series telescopes, feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems that are manufactured in our facilities in Torrance, California.  In addition, all CPC models are available with StarBright XLT High Performance Optical Coatings.

    With the introduction of the CPC Series, Celestron has “gone back to the drawing board” and re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented a telescope family that provides superior quality, unsurpassed ease of use, and incomparable value.  All CPC models ship standard with our NexRemote telescope control software.

    Technical Specifications



    Optical Design



    235 mm (9.25 in)

    Focal Length

    2350 mm (92.52 in)

    Focal Ratio



    8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket


    Dual Fork Arm

    Optical Tube


    Eyepiece 1

    40 mm (1.57 in)

    Magnification 1

    59 x

    Star Diagonal


    Accessory Tray

    Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder


    Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable

    CD ROM

    NexRemote control software with RS-232 cable

    Power Supply

    Car battery adapter

    Highest Useful Magnification

    555 x

    Lowest Useful Magnification

    34 x

    Limiting Stellar Magnitude


    Resolution (Rayleigh)

    0.59 arcsec

    Resolution (Dawes)

    0.49 arcsec

    Photographic Resolution

    200 line/mm

    Light Gathering Power

    1127 x

    Angular Field of View

    0.7 °

    Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)

    38 ft (11.58 m)

    Optical Coatings

    Starbright XLT Coating

    Secondary Mirror Obstruction

    3.35 in (85.09 mm)

    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area


    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter


    Telescope Weight

    58 lbs (26.31 kg)

    Tripod and Mount Weight

    27 lbs (12.25 kg)

    Motor Drive

    DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes

    Motor Resolution

    0.14 arc seconds

    Computer Hand Control

    Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons

    Tracking Rates

    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

    Tracking Modes

    Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South

    Alignment Procedures

    SkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-star Align, SolarSystem Align, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align

    Software Precision

    24 bit, 0.08 calculations

    Periodic Error Correction

    Permanently Programmable

    Fork Arm

    Dual fork arm, cast Aluminum with detachable HC cradle


    5.625 hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth


    9.8 azimuth bearing

    Communication Ports

    RS-232 communication port on hand control

    Motor Ports

    Aux Port, Autoguide Ports


    40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects

    Power Requirements

    12 VDC 1.5A

    Power Requirements - Idle Current

    340 mA

    Power Requirements - Slew one axis

    640 mA

    Power Requirements - Slew both axes

    900 mA

    Cord Management

    Cord Wrap Software


    Internal 16 channel


    Technical Specifications   [return to top]
     Specification Value
    Type: Cassegrain
    Mount Type: Altazimuth
    Features: Computerized

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