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Celestron Advanced VX 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Celestron Advanced VX 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron Advanced VX 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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Your Price: CAD3,539.64
Retail Price:CAD3,699.00

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Part Number:12067

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Product Highlights

  • 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA
  • 2800mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Optical Coatings
  • 40mm Eyepiece, 9x50 Finderscope
  • Advanced VX German Equatorial GoTo Mount
  • 40,000+ Object Database
  • All-Star Polar Alignment Technology
  • Programmable Periodic Error Correction
  • Counterweight Bar with Three Weights
  • Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod

Celestron put together the Advanced VX 11" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope to provide a complete observational platform that includes an oversized aperture OTA, the NexStar+ GoTo computer hand controller that guides a motorized equatorial mount, and tripod, plus an array of accessories to get you set up and observing the Moon, planets, and especially deep-sky subjects like nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters.

  • C11-A XLT 11" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only, CG-5 Dovetail)

    Outfitted with an over-sized aperture, long effective focal length, and their proprietary StarBright XLT optical coatings, the Celestron C11-A XLT 11" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope provides power and portability. The coating system consists of anti-reflection coatings on the corrector plate, highly reflective index mirror coatings, and low-absorption/high-transmission glass components to ensure that the maximum amount of light is gathered and transmitted to the user's eye. This system ensures bright and clear high-contrast images with accurate color rendition across the entire visual spectrum without visible distortion at the edges. Celestron includes a standard 1.25" visual back to accept eyepieces and accessories such as the 40mm eyepiece and 90° diagonal supplied with the optical tube assembly (OTA). This OTA is offered here without a mount or tripod for users who already have a support system - just ensure the mount's payload capacity exceeds 27.5 pounds to safely carry the weight, and has a Vixen-style saddle to match the OTA's CG-5 mounting plate.

    Optical Tube
    • 11" (279.4mm) aperture
    • f/10 focal ratio
    • 2800mm effective focal length
    • Schmidt-Cassegrain design optical path
    • StarBright XLT optical coatings
    • Resolution: 0.5 arcsec (Rayleigh); 0.42 arcsec (Dawes)
    • Secondary mirror obstruction: 3.75" (95 mm); 34% by diameter; 12% by area
    StarBright XLT System
    • Maximizes light transmission through optical path
    • Improves color rendition, contrast, sharpness, resolution, and brightness
    • Broad-band system provides flat wavelength transmission across the entire visual spectrum
    • Multi-layer mirror coatings with layers of aluminum, SiO2 (quartz), and TiO2 (titanium dioxide)
    • Multi-layer anti-reflective corrector plate coatings with layers of MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide). Hafnium has a wider band-pass than the commonly used titanium
    • High-transmission water white glass corrector plate limits light loss due to internal absorption
    Mounting
    • Optical tube only - Mount and tripod required for proper use
    • Supplied with CG-5 dovetail plate that is compatible with Vixen-style saddles
    • Mount must have a payload capacity of over 27.5 pounds to safely support the OTA
    Included Accessories
      Visual back:
    • Standard threads for SCT optical tubes
    • 1.25" holder accepts 1.25" eyepieces and accessories
      Eyepiece:
    • 1.25" diameter barrel
    • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
    • 40mm focal length produces 70x magnification
      Diagonal:
    • 1.25" diameter barrel
    • 90° angle places head in comfortable viewing position when scope is aimed at or near the zenith
    • Star diagonal corrects view horizontally, but not vertically
      Finderscope:
    • 9x magnification
    • 50mm aperture
    • Mounting bracket included

  • Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount

    Engineered and optimized for astrophotography with mid-sized optical tube assemblies, the Celestron Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount delivers the performance required for clear images through the use of dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors and backlash compensation. Added to this are encoders on the motors and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) which help to improve positioning and tracking precision and ensure your target object stays centered for long-exposure photography techniques. Supporting the mount is a large 2" stainless steel tripod that has a wide stance for stability on most terrain, and a center tray that holds 1.25" and 2" eyepieces and accessories and acts as a leg-lock to further stabilize while helping to minimize vibrations.

    The brain of the system is the NexStar+ computer controller which is equipped with a database of over 40,000 objects, including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the complete Messier catalog; it can also be programmed with up 100 custom user-defined objects with filters to create custom object lists. Its intuitive menu-driven user interface makes observing the heavens fast and easy; features such as guided tours, extended information on 200 popular objects, and multiple alignment options make the NexStar+ controller an invaluable tool to new users and experienced star-gazers alike.

    Advanced VX Mount
    • 30-pound payload capacity
    • Dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors
    • Dual motor encoders improve tracking and location accuracy with reduced vibrations
    • 7-77° latitude range
    • Uninterrupted tracking below meridian to enable observation from a raised location such as a balcony or hilltop
    • Integrated 12" counterweight bar with one 12-pound counterweight
    • Vixen-style CG-5 dovetail saddle
    NexStar+ Hand Controller
    • 40,000+ object database
    • 100 user-defined programmable celestial or terrestrial objects
    • Enhanced information on over 200 objects
    • Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 0.3°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
    • Three tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar, Lunar
    • Multiple alignment procedures: Two-star, One-star, Solar system, Quick-align, Last-align
    • Sky Tour Mode: System seeks out the best objects for the date and time, and automatically slews to them
    • Identify Mode: Use to identify an unknown object in the field of view, or to find other celestial objects that are close to where the user is viewing
    • Anti-backlash compensation: Trains out the intrinsic play between gears for more precise slewing and tracking
    • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): System learns its internal tracking errors and improves over time for more precise tracking, requiring fewer corrections
    • Built-in instructions guide you through the alignment procedures
    • 4-line, 18-character LCD display with a 19-button fiber-optic backlit LED keypad
    • RS-232 comm port
    • Supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish
      Database details:
    • Solar system: Seven planets, Moon, Sun, and Pluto
    • Custom lists of all the brightest stars, double stars, variable stars, and asterisms
    • Custom lists of galaxies, nebulae, and clusters, as well as the complete Messier catalog and select NGC objects
    Tripod
    • Tubular stainless steel legs
    • 2" leg diameter
    • 44-64" height adjustment range
    • Center tray holds 1.25" and 2" eyepieces, and locks legs in-place for greater stability and vibration reduction
    • Removable hand controller holder can be moved to avoid cord-wrap during long observation sessions
    • Weight: 18-pounds


Specifications

Optical Design
Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm)
280 mm (11 in)
Focal Length
2800 mm (110 in)
Focal Ratio
10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
70 x
Finderscope
9x50
Tripod
Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter
2"
Highest Useful Magnification
661 x
Lowest Useful Magnification
40 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
14.7
Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.5 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
0.41 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
1600 x
Optical Tube Length
24" in (610 mm)
Optical Tube Weight
27 lbs (12 kg)
Tripod Weight
18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights
3 x 12 lbs
Total Telescope Kit Weight
95 lbs (43 kg)
Mount Height (Max)
64" in (1626 mm)
Mount Height (Min)
44" in (1118 mm)

In the Box
Bundle Items
C11-A XLT 11" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only, CG-5 Dovetail)
  • 40mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 90° Diagonal
  • SCT Visual Back
  • 9x50mm Finderscope
  • Universal Mounting Plate, CG-5
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
  • Counterweight Bar
  • 12-lb Counterweight
  • Hand Controller Holder
  • NexStar+ Hand Controller
  • 12 VDC Car/Vehicle Power Cord
  • Declination Motor Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
2 x 11 lb Counterweight for Advanced VX
  • Two Year Limited Warranty
Based on Astronomy magazine’s telescope "report cards", scopes of this size and type generally perform as follows . . .
Terrestrial Observation:No
Lunar Observation:Very Good
Planetary Observation:Very Good
Binary and Star Cluster Observation:Very Good
Galaxy and Nebula Observation:Very Good
Photography:Yes
Terrestrial Photography:Yes
Lunar Photography:Yes
Planetary Photography:Yes
Star Cluster / Nebula / Galaxy Photography:Yes


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