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Celestron CGX 1100 11" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
Celestron CGX 1100 11" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron CGX 1100 11" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

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Your Price: CAD5,449.00
Retail Price:CAD5,599.00

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Part Number:12052

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Product Highlights

  • 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA
  • 2800mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • 1.25" 40mm Eyepiece and 90° Diagonal
  • CGX Motorized GoTo Equatorial Mount
  • NexStar+ Computer Controller
  • Database of 40,000+ Objects
  • Multiple Alignment Systems
  • Guided Tours and Custom Object Filters
  • Backlash Compensation and PPEC
  • 2" Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod

Celestron merges their massive 11" aperture/long focal length optical tube assembly (OTA) and their larger & sturdier EQ mount in the CGX 1100 11" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. This complete observational rig gives you the ability to make detailed observations of the Moon and planets within our solar system with the capacity to reach into deep sky to discover galaxies, nebulae, clusters, and stars. Complementing the aperture and focal length is the proprietary StarBright XLT multi-coating system. With this system, light transmission is increased throughout the entire optical path with anti-reflection multi-coated lenses, highly reflective multi-coated mirrors, and crown optical glass elements. While the focal ratio is a relatively slow f/10, the scope's precision tracking system allows it to be a competent astrophotography/astroimaging platform.

The CGX GoTo EQ Mount improves on their venerable CGEM platform to provide users with a heavy-duty research-quality mount for larger 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. To provide a stable platform for the mount and OTA, a heavy-duty stainless steel tripod is included that sports large 2" legs, an accessory tray that doubles as a stabilizer, and a height-adjustment range from 47.25 to 77.5" including the head. Its wide stance provides additional stability with reduced vibration, especially on rough or uneven ground.

The brain of the system is the NexStar+ computer controller. Outfitted 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 to 100 custom user-defined objects and filters for custom object lists. Its intuitive menu-driven user interface puts the power to observe the heavens in the palm of your hand 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.

Optical Tube Assembly
  • Large 11" aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • Long 2800mm focal length
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain optical path configuration
  • StarBright XLT optical coatings: Multi-layer aluminum/SiO2 (quartz)/TiO2 (titanium dioxide) mirror coatings with flat reflectivity across the light spectrum for both astrophotography/astroimaging and visual observation
  • Resolution: Rayleigh, 0.5 arcsec; Dawes, 0.42 arcsec
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 3.75" (9.5cm), 34% by diameter, 12% by area
CGX Mount
  • German equatorial mount
  • 55-pound payload capacity
  • 3-35° latitude-adjustment range
  • 20° of additional tracking past the meridian provides greater usability
  • Dual-axis servo motors with optical encoders for smooth tracking and quiet operation
  • High-torque motors provide smooth tracking and slewing for heavy OTAs
  • Internal belt-drive system provides smooth, vibration-free tracking while minimizing backlash
  • Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and improve gear meshing
  • Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe
  • Internal hard stops for both axes prevent cable tension and tripod strike
  • Autoguider port for making corrections while astroimaging
  • Dual Vixen/Losmandy dovetail saddle, compatible with CG-5 and CGE bars, respectively
  • Long clutch levers make tightening and loosening of clutches easier for manual movement
  • Internal "Real Time Clock" keeps time and site information saved when power is turned off
  • Internal cables/wires for snag-free operation
  • Runs on included 12 VDC, 4A car/vehicle power supply
NexStar+ Hand Controller
  • Features:
  • Intuitive menu-driven user interface
  • Nine slew speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 0.3°/sec, 1.0°/sec, 2°/sec, 4°/sec
  • Multiple tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, and Solar
  • Anti-backlash correction: Trains out intrinsic play in gears for smoother movement and tracking
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): Improves tracking precision for long-exposure astrophotography and imaging
  • Database:
  • 40,000-object database
  • 100 user-defined objects for customization
  • Filters for creating custom object lists
  • Solar system: All seven planets plus the Moon, Sun, and Pluto
  • Custom lists of all the brightest stars, double stars, variable stars, and asterisms
  • Custom lists of all the best galaxies, nebulae, and clusters as well as the complete Messier catalog and select NGC objects
  • Functions
  • Alignment options: One- or Two-Star, Solar System, Quick, and Last
  • Sky Tour: Based on location, date, and time, the system shows the best objects in the sky and automatically slews to them
  • Object info: Provides useful information about the selected object such as magnitude and constellation; includes extended information about 200 popular objects
  • Physical characteristics:
  • 2-line, 18-character LCD window with red backlighting for comfortable viewing without affecting night-adjusted vision
  • 19 function keys, backlit in red
  • Micro USB port: Connect to a computer, for use with software programs for point-and-click slewing capability and updating firmware via PC
Included Accessories
  • 1.25" 40mm eyepiece yields 70x power
  • 1.25" 90° star diagonal puts eyepiece in comfortable position when OTA is pointed at or near the zenith
  • 9x50 finderscope with bracket
Tripod
  • Stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable-height 47.25-77.5", including head
  • Heavy-duty 2" diameter
  • Wide leg stance provides greater stability, especially on uneven ground
  • Accessory/eyepiece holder tray that doubles as leg spreader/lock
  • Weight: 19.2 pounds


Specifications

Telescope SeriesCelestron CGX
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type Equatorial - GoTo
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 11"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/10
Telescope Focal Length 2800mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.7
Highest Useful Magnification 661x
Optical Coatings Celestron XLT
Tube Color or Finish Celestron Grey
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 24"
Optical Tube Weight 27.5 lbs.
Mount Weight 41 lbs.
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Finder Included 9 x 50 Optical Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 40mm
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Power Adapter Included DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter
CD ROMs Included NexRemote
Counterweights Included (1) 22 lb.
Alignment Procedure 1-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, Last Alignment Used, Quick Align, Solar System Align
Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South
Objects in Database 40,000 objects
OTA Mount Type N/A
Tripod Type Included Extra Large Heavy Duty
Total Telescope Weight 145 lbs.

In the Box
  • Celestron 1100 Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope
  • Celestron CGX Mount
  • StarBright XLT Coatings
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • 2.75" Tublar Stainless Steel Leg Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • (1) 22lb. Counterweights
  • Star Diagonal
  • Hand Controller
  • Software
  • Permanent Programmable Periodic Error Correction (PEC)
  • DC Servo Motors
  • RJ-12 Modular Jack
  • ST-4 Compatible Guide Port
  • Autoguide Port
  • Auxillary Port
  • RS-232 Communication Port
  • DC Car Battery Plug

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