Schmidt-Cassegrains

Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes are very popular because they offer a combination of large aperture and relatively small and lightweight package. These are the Jack of all trades in the telescope business. They are moderately well adapted to a wide variety of applications, including lunar, planetary, deep space, and even terrestrial observing.

The market for commercially produced Schmidt-Cassegrains has been dominated by Celestron and Meade Instruments Corporation since the 1980s. Both companies now offer more costly derivatives of the Schmidt-Cassegrain design that reduce an optical aberration known as coma. The latter are primarily designed for for wide-field imaging with larger format CCD cameras; we believe that most visual-only users will be satisfied with the original Schmidt-Cassegrain designs.

  • Celestron CGEM II 1100 SCT
  • Celestron CGEM II 1100 SCT

  • The CGEM II 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount. read more...
  • Our price: $3499.00

  • Celestron Nexstar 8SE Advanced Bundle
  • Celestron Nexstar 8SE Advanced Bundle

  • This offering includes the Nexstar 8SE telescope, three X-Cel LX eyepieces, two filters, 7 Ah Power Tank and a red LED night vision flashlight. read more...
  • Our price: $1349.00

  • RRP: $1571.00
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  • Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope
  • Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope

  • The Celestron NexStar 5SE is an ideal computerized beginner telescope having enough aperture to start to introduce you to deep space objects. read more...
  • Our price: $699.00

  • Celestron C6-A-XLT Telescope Optical Tube
  • Celestron C6-A-XLT Telescope Optical Tube

  • The Celestron C6-A-XLT is a compact Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope suitable for both imaging and visual observing. read more...
  • Our price: $429.00

  • Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope
  • Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope

  • The Celestron NexStar 6SE is a serious telescope that will take you beyond the solar system to reveal hundreds of star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae. read more...
  • Our price: $799.00

  • Celestron Nexstar 6SE Basic Bundle
  • Celestron Nexstar 6SE Basic Bundle

  • This offering includes the Nexstar 6SE telescope, the #94303 eyepiece and filter kit, 7 Ah Power Tank and a red LED night vision flashlight. read more...
  • Our price: $899.00

  • RRP: $1032.00
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  • Celestron Nexstar 6SE Advanced Bundle
  • Celestron Nexstar 6SE Advanced Bundle

  • This offering includes the Nexstar 6SE telescope, three X-Cel LX eyepieces, two filters, 7 Ah Power Tank and a red LED night vision flashlight. read more...
  • Our price: $1049.00

  • RRP: $1171.00
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  • Celestron Sky Prodigy 6 Computerized Telescope
  • Celestron Sky Prodigy 6 Computerized Telescope

  • The Celestron SkyProdigy 6 is a revolutionary self-aligning go to telescope that allows beginners to see planets and other objects on their first night out. read more...
  • Our price: $979.00

  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6
  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6

  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope with integral WiFi networking and Lithium ion battery. read more...
  • Our price: $1299.00

  • Celestron Advanced VX 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Celestron Advanced VX 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

  • Celestron Advanced VX 6 SCT is the most affordable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope available on a Go To German equatorial mount. read more...
  • Our price: $1299.00

  • Celestron C8-A XLT (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron C8-A XLT (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly

  • Celestron C8-A XLT Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly with Vixen style dovetail, 6x30 optical finder, 1.25” star diagonal and 25mm Plossl eyepiece. read more...
  • Our price: $975.00

  • Celestron C8-A XLT (CGE) Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron C8-A XLT (CGE) Optical Tube Assembly

  • Celestron C8-A optical tube assembly with Lodmandy style (CGE) dovetail, 6x30 optical finder, 1.25-inch star diagonal and 25mm Plossl eyepiece. read more...
  • Our price: $975.00

  • Celestron EdgeHD 800 (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron EdgeHD 800 (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly

  • Celestron 91031-XLT EdgeHD 800 OTA equipped with Vixen style dovetail bar produces pinpoint star images all the way to the edge of the field. read more...
  • Our price: $1299.00

  • Celestron EdgeHD 800 (CGE) Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron EdgeHD 800 (CGE) Optical Tube Assembly

  • Celestron 91030-XLT EdgeHD 800 OTA equipped with Losmandy style dovetail bar produces pinpoint star images all the way to the edge of the field. read more...
  • Our price: $1299.00

  • Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope
  • Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope

  • The Celestron NexStar 8SE is the lightest, most portable, and best value available in an 8" Go-To Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. read more...
  • Our price: $1199.00

  • Celestron Nexstar 8SE Basic Bundle
  • Celestron Nexstar 8SE Basic Bundle

  • This offering includes the Nexstar 8SE telescope, the #94303 eyepiece and filter kit, 7 Ah Power Tank and a red LED night vision flashlight. read more...
  • Our price: $1249.00

  • RRP: $1432.00
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  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8
  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8

  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope with integral WiFi and Lithium ion battery. read more...
  • Our price: $1699.00

  • Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 HD with StarSense
  • Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 HD with StarSense

  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 EdgeHD Telescope with integral Starsense auto alignment, WiFi and internal Lithium ion battery. read more...
  • Our price: $2299.00

  • Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Celestron Advanced VX 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

  • Celestron Advanced VX 8 SCT combines the iconic 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain with a lightweight German equatorial mount that is suitable for photography. read more...
  • Our price: $1699.00

  • Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD Telescope
  • Celestron Advanced VX 8" EdgeHD Telescope

  • The Advanced VX 8 EdgeHD offers exceptional value as an entry level astro imaging package. read more...
  • Our price: $2099.00

  • Celestron CGEM II 800 SCT
  • Celestron CGEM II 800 SCT

  • The CGEM II 800 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount. read more...
  • Our price: $2299.00

  • Celestron CGEM II 800 EdgeHD
  • Celestron CGEM II 800 EdgeHD

  • CGEM II 800 HD combines Celestron's newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount with its acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. read more...
  • Our price: $2599.00

  • Celestron CGX 800 SCT
  • Celestron CGX 800 SCT

  • The CGX Equatorial 800 SCT combines the innovative CGX German Equatorial mount with the traditional 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube. read more...
  • Our price: $2899.00

  • Celestron CGX 800 HD
  • Celestron CGX 800 HD

  • The CGX 800 HD combines Celestron's EdgeHD 800 optical tube with the CGX German equatorial mount. read more...
  • Our price: $3199.00

  • Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope
  • Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope

  • The Celestron CPC 800 GPS packs a lot of aperture into a package that is very portable and easy to use. read more...
  • Our price: $1999.00

  • Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD Computerized Telescope
  • Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD Computerized Telescope

  • Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD combines the innovative EdgeHD optics with the convenience of a fork mounted telescope. read more...
  • Our price: $2399.00

  • Meade 8" LX90 ACF Telescope
  • Meade 8" LX90 ACF Telescope

  • Meade's most popular Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope features Advanced Coma-Free Optics provide pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of field. read more...
  • Our price: $1799.00

  • Meade 8" LX200-ACF (f/10) Telescope
  • Meade 8" LX200-ACF (f/10) Telescope

  • The Meade 8" LX200-ACF offers greater stability and more advanced features than the comparable Meade LX90 model. read more...
  • Our price: $2699.00

  • Celestron C9 1/4-A (XLT) (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron C9 1/4-A (XLT) (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly

  • Celestron C9-1/4 optical tube assembly with Vixen style dovetail, 6x30 optical finder, 1.25-inch diagonal and 25mm Plossl eyepiece. read more...
  • Our price: $1378.00

  • Celestron C9 1/4-A XLT (CGE) Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron C9 1/4-A XLT (CGE) Optical Tube Assembly

  • Celestron C9-1/4 optical tube assembly with Losmandy style (CGE) dovetail, 6x30 optical finder, 1.25-inch diagonal and 25mm Plossl eyepiece. read more...
  • Our price: $1368.00

  • Celestron EdgeHD 925 Telescope Optical Tube
  • Celestron EdgeHD 925 Telescope Optical Tube

  • This update to the highly acclaimed Celestron C 925 designed to produce aberration-free images across a wide field of view. read more...
  • Our price: $2299.00

  • Celestron Advanced VX 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Celestron Advanced VX 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

  • The Advanced VX 925 SCT gathers 33% more light than the smaller 8-inch models, which is beneficial for deep space observing. read more...
  • Our price: $2199.00

  • Celestron CGEM II 925 SCT
  • Celestron CGEM II 925 SCT

  • The CGEM II 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount. read more...
  • Our price: $2599.00

  • Celestron CGEM II 925 EdgeHD
  • Celestron CGEM II 925 EdgeHD

  • CGEM II 925 HD combines Celestron's newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount with its acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. read more...
  • Our price: $3499.00

  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 925
  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 925

  • Celestron's legendary 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope finally goes ultra portable with the Nexstar Evolution 925. read more...
  • Our price: $2199.00

  • Celestron CGX 925 SCT
  • Celestron CGX 925 SCT

  • The CGX Equatorial 925 SCT combines the innovative CGX German Equatorial mount with the traditional 9-1/4 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube. read more...
  • Our price: $3199.00

  • Celestron CGX 925 HD
  • Celestron CGX 925 HD

  • Celestron CGX 925 HD combines Celestron's all-new state of the art CGX computerized equatorial mount with its established and acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. read more...
  • Our price: $4099.00

  • Celestron CGX-L 925 SCT
  • Celestron CGX-L 925 SCT

  • The Celestron CGX-L 925 SCT combines the legendary 9-1/4 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain with Celestron's largest and most capable German equatorial mount. read more...
  • Our price: $4499.00

  • Celestron CGX-L 925 EdgeHD
  • Celestron CGX-L 925 EdgeHD

  • The Celestron CGX-L 925 EdgeHD combines premium 9-1/4 inch EdgeHD optics with Celestron's largest and most capable German equatorial mount. read more...
  • Our price: $5399.00

  • Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope
  • Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope

  • The Celestron CPC 925 provides more aperture than its 8-inch sibbling at only a small increase in cost and weight. read more...
  • Our price: $2499.00

  • Celestron CPC Deluxe 925 HD Computerized Telescope
  • Celestron CPC Deluxe 925 HD Computerized Telescope

  • Celestron CPC Deluxe 925 HD offers more aperture than its 8-inch sibbling with only modest gains in cost and weight. read more...
  • Our price: $3199.00

  • Meade 10" LX90 ACF Telescope
  • Meade 10" LX90 ACF Telescope

  • The Meade 10" LX90-ACF offers large aperture without the large price tag and is a highly capable telescope for visual use. read more...
  • Our price: $2399.00

  • Meade 10" LX200-ACF (f/10) Telescope
  • Meade 10" LX200-ACF (f/10) Telescope

  • The popular 10" Meade LX200-ACF is one of the largest fork mounted telescopes that can still be easily set up by one man. read more...
  • Our price: $3499.00

  • Meade 10" LX600 ACF Telescope
  • Meade 10" LX600 ACF Telescope

  • The 10-inch LX600 features f/8 Advanced Coma Free optics combined with Meade's innovative Starlock technology. read more...
  • Our price: $4699.00

  • Celestron C11-A XLT (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron C11-A XLT (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly

  • This version of the Celestron C11 is fitted with a Vixen style dovetail for use with smaller mounts, such as the Advanced VX. read more...
  • Our price: $2315.00

  • Celestron C11-A XLT (CGE) Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron C11-A XLT (CGE) Optical Tube Assembly

  • This version of the classic Celestron C11 is fitted with a Losmandy style dovetail compatible with larger mounts, such as the CGEM DX. read more...
  • Our price: $2337.00

  • Celestron EdgeHD 1100 Telescope Optical Tube
  • Celestron EdgeHD 1100 Telescope Optical Tube

  • Celestron EdgeHD 1100 was designed to reduce off-axis star coma and give flat field with pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the field. read more...
  • Our price: $3399.00

  • Celestron Advanced VX 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Celestron Advanced VX 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

  • The Advanced VX 11 SCT is thew most cost effective way to purchase an eleven inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. read more...
  • Our price: $2799.00


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