- The CGX 1100 Edge HD package includes the Celestron CGX mount and new EdgeHD optical system.
- The EdgeHD 11" optics produce a focal plane three-times flatter
than the standard equivalent SCT telescope with diffraction limited
stars to the very edge of the SBIG STL6303 field of view!
- The CGX 1100 Edge HD has re-designed mechanics guaranteed to help you get the maximum performance from your instrument.
- Database with over 40,000 objects, 100 user defined programmable objects and enhanced information on over 200 objects.
- The CGX 1100 Edge HD can maintain its star alignment
night after night without needing to be re-aligned, making it an
excellent choice for a permanent observatory facility.
- For a Limited Time, while Supplies Last, we will be
including the C11METFST Model 'Bobs Knobs' Collimation knobs with this
telescope at no additional charge! These knobs make Collimating your
scope drastically easier, leaving the process far more efficient. See
the video below for details!
- OPT is offering a FREE Celestron Observer's Accessory
Kit! A must-have for the new telescope owner looking for quality
accessories for observing and basic Astro-Imaging with a DSLR camera.
- This Kit includes:
- Two high-quality Plossl eyepieces (6mm and 17mm) for high and moderate power viewing
- Kodak Wratten #25 and #80A blue 1.25" eyepiece filters for increasing the contrast of planetary views
- Neutral density Moon filter to increase contrast in lunar views
by cutting back the birghtness of the image without changing its color
- 3-in-1 Barlow/T-adapter, which can be used as a visual barlow, a
basic T-adapter for connecting a DSLR camera, and a tele-converter for
increasing the focal length of the telescope when attaching a DSLR
- Microfiber lens cleaning cloth to keep your optics dust-free
- Hard plastic carrying case holds all of these accessories with room for more of your own
Introducing the EdgeHD Telescope Series, Celestron’s dependable
flagship telescope line- fused to their CGX Mount, the newest and
greatest in German Equatorial mounts. With a proven telescope to mount
atop it, the CGX is sure to provide you with some of the finest
astronomical experiences you've had to date! Featuring Celestron's
premium StarBright XLT coatings and 11" of aperture, this telescope
gives you the brightest, clearest views whether observing planetary or
The CGX mount is the newest member of
Celestrons 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 55 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- and the CGX takes it to the
next level after years of study and hard work. With sophisticated
software features like the Hibernate function, the CGX can maintain its
star alignment night after night without needing to be re-aligned,
making it an excellent choice for a permanent observatory facility.
The Celestron CGX Mount is an innovative new design that improves on
it's predesscors in every imaginable way. It's the product of over three
years of innovative design and planning, and it shows. It's
Ergonomic Design - The Celestrom CGX mount is incredibly ergonomic, from the convenient carrying handles to the easy to use and turn knobs.
Splendid Engineering- This mount boasts drastically
reduced backlash and improved stability. Incredibly rigid, this mount
also boasts an improved motor system that greatly boosts the provided
torque. It's simply superior to it's predesscors in every way.
Innovation - The Celestron CGX series boasts internal cabling
that utterly bypasses the issue of cable twisting or tangling by letting
you route all your own power supply and accessory cables into a
convenient port on a part of the mount that moves- from which they enter
into the mount, utterly contained, and reach everywhere they need to on
the inside without any tangling issues. Neat and clean!
Performance - For objects near the Meridian (imaginary line
passing from North to South), the Celestron CGX mount will track a full
20 degrees past the Meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most
ideal part of the sky. The CGX mount has a robust database with over
40,000 objects, utilizing a top quality Nexstar hand controller.
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.
- Some companies boast that their telescopes give diffraction limited
stars in the very center of the field of view. EdgeHD optics not only
produce diffraction limited stars on axis, but maintain diffraction
limited stars across the entire field of view of many of the most
popular astrophotography cameras.
Mirror Locks – To hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift during imaging.
Tube Vents - Each vent has an integrated 60 micron micro-mesh filter allowing hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror.
– All EdgeHD optical tubes are equipped with a removable secondary
mirror for fast f/2 CCD imaging. Not only does imaging in the FASTAR
configuration allow for exposure times that are 25 times faster than at
f/10, but also yields a field of view five times wider. The perfect
combination for imaging your favorite wide field objects in a fraction
of the time. (FASTAR imaging requires a third party lens assembly in
place of the secondary mirror).
82° Eyepiece - EdgeHD
11" optical tubes come with Celestron's top of the line 2" barrel
eyepiece. With a 23 mm focal length and 82° AFOV, you get an incredible
combination of power and wide field of view. Plus this 6-element
eyepiece is optimized to deliver pinpoint images when used with a flat
Celestron's bleeding edge new CGX mount is the current pinnacle of
German Equatorial Mount Engineering. Boasting a wide range of new and
improved features, this mount is simply top quality. It's just plain
better than it's competition and predecessors.
performance combined with superior edge performance not only creates
rounder, more pleasing stars but actually improves the resolution and
limiting magnitude when compared to telescopes of equal aperture. When
it comes to the Celestron HD series coupled with Celestron’s StarBright
XLT coating group on every surface, EdgeHD optics gives you maximum
light throughput across the widest visual and photographic spectrum...
It's a vision you'll never forget.
Optical Tube Info:
||203.2 mm (8 in)
||2032 mm (80 in)
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
||40 mm (1.57 in)
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1
|Highest Useful Magnification
|Lowest Useful Magnification
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude
||0.69 arc seconds
||0.57 arc seconds
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction
||2.7 in (69 mm)
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
|Optical Tube Length
||17 in (432 mm)
|Optical Tube Weight
||14 lbs (6.3 kg)
||German Equatorial Mount
|Instrument load capacity
|Tripod height adjustment range
||47.25” to 77.5” including EQ headA
|Tripod leg diameter
|Latitude adjustment range
|EQ Head Weight
|Max Slew Speed
||5º/second (4º/second is default)
||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
|Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories)
||New telescope control PC software
||CGX Equatorial Head
||2 x 11 lbs counterweight
||NexStar+ Hand Control
||DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)|
In the Box
- Celestron 1100 Edge HD Telescope
- CGX Computerized Mount
- Heavy Duty Tripod
- Accessory Tray
- (1) 22lb. Counterweight
- 9X50 Finderscope
- 23mm Axiom
- Star Diagonal
- Hand Controller
- Permanent Programmable Periodic Error Correction (PEC)
- DC Servo Motors
- RJ-12 Modular Jack
- ST-4 Guide Port
- Autoguide Port
- Auxillary Port
- RS-232 Communication Port
- DC Car Battery Adapter