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Celestron CGEM DX 1400 HD Computerized Telescope
Celestron CGEM DX 1400 HD Computerized Telescope

Celestron CGEM DX 1400 HD Computerized Telescope

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Part Number:11004

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EdgeHD Optics, NexRemote, Flash Upgradeable, StarBright XLT, All-Star Polar Alignment, SCHOTT Glass
 
 
Quick Overview

General Features

  • 14" EdgeHD Optics
  • New CGEM DX Computerized Equatorial Mount
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Ultra sturdy 2.75" steel tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

HD Features

  • New aplanatic Schmidt telescope design produces aberration-free images across a wide field of view
  • Mirror tension locks hold the primary mirror in place and reduce image shift
  • Cooling vents allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror
  • Fastar compatible for fast f/2 imaging

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
  • New "All-star" Polar alignment uses any bright star for a quick and accurate Polar alignment
  • Software Features include: Mount Calibration, Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, five Alignment Procedures
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • 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
  • Permanent Programmable Periodic Error Correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
  • Drive Motors - Low Cog DC Servo motor with integrated optical encoders offer smooth, quiet operation and long life. The motor armatures are skewed to minimize cogging which is required for low speed tracking.
  • Internal Cable wiring for trouble-free setup and transportation
  • Designated six-pin RJ-12 modular jack, ST-4 compatible guide port
  • Autoguide port and Auxiliary ports located on the electronic plate for long exposure astrophotography
  • Double-line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • RS-232 communication port on hand to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory
  • Precision machined 40 mm diameter steel Polar shafts supported by multiple tapered roller bearings and ball bearings.
  • Secure power plug ensures that the mount's power source is not accidentally disconnected

The CGEM DX 1400 HD combines Celestron's newly designed CGEM DX Computerized Equatorial mount with its new EdgeHD optical system.  With more than 60% more light gathering power than the 11" telescope, the CGEM DX 1400 is Celestron’s largest optical system in its class.  Featuring our premium StarBright XLT coatings and 14" of aperture, this telescope gives you the brightest, clearest views whether observing planetary or deep-sky objects.

CGEM DX Mount 

The CGEM DX™ mount is the newest member of our fully computerized Equatorial mount series capable of carrying Celestron’s high-end 11" and 14" optical tubes.  The CGE PRO style, 2.75" leg tripod holds even our 14" optics securely while dampening vibration, which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing.  Capable of holding 50 lbs of payload and slewing at 5° per second, you will be able to instantly point to any of the celestial objects in the database.

German Equatorial mounts are recognized for their rock solid stability, simple balancing and easy accessibility for attaching accessories.  With sophisticated software features like the Hibernate function, the CGEM DX can maintain its star alignment night after night without needing to be re-aligned, making it an excellent choice for a permanent observatory facility.

Ergonomic Design - CGEM DX was designed to be ergonomically friendly with large Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs for quick and easy polar alignment adjustment.  The internal RA and DEC motor wiring provides a clean look and an easy and trouble free set up.

Innovation - The CGEM DX series has a new innovative Polar alignment procedure called All-Star™.  All-Star allows users to choose any bright star, while the software calculates and assists with polar alignment.  Another great feature of the CGEM DX sure to please astroimagers, is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC) which will allow users to train out the worm gears periodic errors, while the mount retains the PEC recordings.

Performance - For objects near the Meridian (imaginary line passing from North to South), the CGEM DX will track well past the Meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most ideal part of the sky.  The CGEM mount has a robust database with over 40,000 objects, 100 user defined programmable objects and enhanced information on over 200 objects.

Power Management - Redesigned electronics deliver constant regulated power to the motors making them capable of driving the telescope even when not perfectly balanced.  This allows the CGEM DX to have the payload capacity of that of much larger mounts without sacrificing smooth tracking motion and pointing accuracy across the entire sky.

New Optical Design

The EdgeHD optical system takes all of the compact power popularized by the Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) and combines it with an improved high definition optical system for wide field, astrograph quality images. As a visual instrument, EdgeHD optics deliver pinpoint images even with your widest field eyepiece.  You can search for all of the Messier Catalog objects, and see hundreds of other equally interesting NGC, IC and Caldwell objects with amazing clarity.  For astroimaging, the EdgeHD optics produce aberration-free images across your favorite CCD or DSLR camera.  All EdgeHD optics are designed to produce an extremely flat focal plane precise enough to match the strict tolerances of the largest commercial CCD detectors, allowing all stars to be in tight focus to the very edge of the chip.

EdgeHD Whitepaper

The Celestron Product Development team has released a whitepaper outlining the technology behind EdgeHD. This paper describes the development goals, design decisions, optical performance, and their practical realization in 8-, 9.25-, 11-, and 14-inch apertures. We include cross-sections of the EdgeHD series, comparative spot diagrams for the EdgeHD and competing “coma-free” Schmidt-Cassegrain designs, a table with specifications for visual and imaging, graphics showing how to place sensors at the optimum back-focus distance, and details on the construction and testing of the EdgeHD telescope series.

 Specifications:
Optical Design EdgeHD
Aperture (mm) 356 mm (14 in)
Focal Length (mm) 3910 mm (154 in)
Focal Ratio 11
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 23 mm (0.91 in)
Magnification 1 170 x
Finderscope 9x50
Star Diagonal 2"
Mount New CGEM DX Computerized Equatorial
Optical Tube Aluminum
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification 841 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 51 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 15.3
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.39 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.33 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 2586 x
Angular Field of View (deg) .48 °
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 4.5 in in (114 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 32 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 10 %
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT Coatings
Optical Tube Length 24 in (610 mm)
Telescope Weight 185 lbs (84 kg)
Counterweights 2 x 22 lbs
Motor Drive Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds: 5 °/sec, 2 °/sec, 1 °/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Software Precision 24 bit, 0.08 calculation
Gear Steel worm gear and 90 mm pitch diameter brass worm wheel
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects.
Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Power Requirements 12 VDC 3.5 Amps
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Eyepiece 1 Field of View (deg) .67 °

 
What's in the box:
 
Celestron CGEM DX 1400 HD Computerized Telescope
  • 23 mm Eyepiece
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal (2") for SCT Scopes
  • CGEM DX Computerized Equatorial Mount
  • Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod w/ Accessory Tray
  • Car Battery Adapter
  • 2 x 22 lb Counterweight
  • NexRemote Telescope Control Software
  • RS232 Cable
  • Limited 2 Year Warranty
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