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The Celestron CGX 1100 EQ 11" f/2.2 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph
combines a powerful astrophotography optical tube assembly (OTA) and a
heavy-duty research-quality equatorial mount to give users the ability
to capture images of near and deep-sky objects like the Moon, planets,
nebulae, galaxies, clusters, and binary stars. The optical tube weighs
43 pounds, leaving extra payload capacity for guide scopes, imaging
rigs, and other accessories. This near-research grade astrograph
combination is ideal for imaging at home or at more remote sites.
This updated second-generation Celestron 11" f/2.2 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph v.2
builds on the success and performance of its earlier iteration with the
addition of an improved Ultra-Stable Focus System that minimizes both
focus shift and mirror flop to improve image quality.
system is specifically designed for astrophotography and astroimaging
with a large 11" aperture and fast f/2.2 focal ratio. The optical tube
assembly (OTA) is being offered by itself without a mount and comes with
a Celestron CGE-style dovetail plate for use on mounts that accept the
larger Losmandy-size mounting system.
Using 4-element rare-earth
optical glass lenses ensures accurate color rendition and eliminates
aberrations such as coma and field curvatures. The StarBright XLT
multi-coating system, which includes anti-reflection coatings on the
lenses and highly reflective coatings on the mirrors, increases light
transmission throughout the entire optical path. A 12VDC MagLev fan
reduces cooldown time and provides optimal airflow through the optical
tube while filtering harmful dust from the interior.
imaging circle is made to cover today's large DSLR and CCD imaging
sensors to capture full-frame shots without vignetting, while a fast
focal ratio reduces exposure times and background noise without
sacrificing image quality and gives you more time for multiple shots of
the same object with different filters for later post processing and
stacking. Since this OTA is designed as an imaging scope, a 42mm
T-thread camera adapter and 48mm camera adapter are provided. Other
adapters are available separately if required.
Celestron's CGX GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod
improves on their venerable CGEM platform to provide users with a
heavy-duty research-quality mount for larger optical tube assemblies
(OTAs), accessories, and imaging rigs. Engineered to carry a 55-pound
payload and outfitted with high-torque motors with a heavy-duty
belt-drive system to improve tracking stability and reduce backlash, it
is able to smoothly and accurately track near- and deep-sky objects for
long periods of time. Its Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle makes the
mount compatible with most plates in use today. To provide a stable
platform for the mount and your OTA, a heavy-duty stainless steel tripod
is included that sports large 2"-diameter legs, an accessory tray that
doubles as a stabilizer, and an adjustment range from 47.25 to 77.5"
including the head.
The brain of the CGX EQ is the NexStar+
computer controller. Equipped with a database of 40,000 objects,
including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the complete
Messier catalog, it can also be programmed with up to 100 custom
user-defined objects and filters for custom object lists. Its intuitive
menu-driven user interface allows you to observe the heavens with nine
slew speeds and three tracking rates, plus anti-backlash compensation
and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) for smoother movements in
the motors and improved tracking over time. Features such as guided
tours, extended information on 200 popular objects, and multiple
alignment options make the NexStar+ controller easy to use and
invaluable to new users and experienced stargazers.
The 12 lb Counterweight for Advanced VX from Celestron
helps to counterbalance the mass of a Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube
mounted on the Advanced VX equatorial mount. This telescope accessory is
useful for off-setting the additional weight of imaging accessories
like a camera or tele-converter.