Summary: The CPC 800 is a dream for someone who wants to get into more than just a toy as a telescope. With computer controlled drive and GPS technology to assist in alignment, the CPC 800 will have you up and viewing in minutes. I replaced the standard viewfinder scope with a Telrad Bullseye 1:1 finder, and alignment literally takes less than five minutes. The CPC 800 follows whatever object you select from it's broad data base, and will give hours of viewing pleasure.
Summary: I did a lot of research before I settled on the CPC 800. I use to own a 6" Newtonian and wanted a scope with better light gathering capabilities and one that was easier to transport. The S-C was the obvious choice. It was a hard choice between the 800 and the 925, but the 800 won out based on its weight and smaller size. I have not been disappointed. I read a number of reviews of this scope by amateur astronomers much more serious and knowledgeable than myself.