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Celestron CGX Equatorial 1100 HD11" f/10 GoTo Telescope
Celestron CGX Equatorial 1100 HD11" f/10 GoTo Telescope

Celestron CGX Equatorial 1100 HD11" f/10 GoTo Telescope

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Part Number:12057

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Product Highlights

  • 11" Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • 2800mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • 23mm Eyepiece, 90° Star Diagonal
  • Motorized EQ Mount, 55-lb Payload
  • NexStar+ Computer Hand Controller
  • 40,000-Object Database
  • Guided Tours and Custom Object Filters
  • Backlash Compensation and PPEC
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • 2" Stainless Steel Tripod

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 deep-sky objects.

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.

Diffraction Limited - 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.

Fastar Versatility – 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 field telescope.

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. 

Superior mount 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. 

 

Specifications

  • EdgeHD 11" f/10 Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)
    Optical Design Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Aperture 11.0" / 279.4mm
    Focal Length 2800mm
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2.0"
    1.25" with included reducer
    Diagonal 90° star
    2" snout and eyepiece holder
    Finderscope 9x50
    Tripod None
    Mount Type CGE dovetail plate
    Compatible with Losmandy-style saddles
    Power Source None
    Optical Tube Length 24.0" / 61.0 cm
    Weight 28.0 lb / 12.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.0 x 19.0 x 18.0"
  • CGX GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod
    Mount Type Equatorial
    Load Capacity 55.0 lb / 24.9 kg
    Motor Dual-axis servo with heavy-duty belt-drive system
    GoTo Capability Yes, NexStar+ hand controller
    Latitude Adjustment Range 3 - 65°
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Tripod Adjustable height of 47.25 - 77.5" / 120 - 197 cm, including head
    Stainless steel
    2"-diameter legs
    Power Source 12 VDC, 4 A
    Weight Mount head: 44.0 lb / 20.0 kg
    Tripod: 19.2 lb / 8.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 46.5 x 13.8 x 13.0"
  • 11 lb Counterweight for Advanced VX
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 9.75 x 4.35"
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
  • Software
  • 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


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