Current Price: $1800.00
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MINT condition. Open Box Display piece. Complete with upgraded 2"
Celestron Diagonal, 9x50 straight through finder and Luminos 23mm 2"
Eyepiece. Comes with CGE/Losmandy Size Dovetail.

Comes with FULL Two Year Manufacturer's warranty. Extended warranties
available as well as Accidental damage warranties at an additional cost.

See the Universe in HD
EdgeHD is an aplanatic,
flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that produces aberration-free
images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical
system was designed to reduce more than just off-axis star coma; it also
provides an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge
of the field of view.

True Astrograph Quality
Many optical designs
that advertise themselves as "astrographs" actually only produce
pinpoint stars across a curved focal plane. While this may be acceptable
for some visual observing, stars will appear out of focus at the edge
when used with the flat chip sensor of a digital camera. EdgeHD optics
produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard
Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than competing
coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across some
of the largest CCD chips available today

Improved Performance
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. With Celestron’s StarBright XLT optical coatings on every
surface, EdgeHD optics gives you maximum light throughput across the
widest visual and photographic spectrum.

Mechanical Features
In addition to EdgeHD’s
optimized optical design, the telescope tube has been redesigned to make
sure you get the most from your optics each and every night.

  • Mirror clutches - Flexible tension clutches hold
    the mirror in place and reduce image shift when taking long exposure
    astro-images. Once focused, the flexible rods allow the mirror to be
    held in place without putting any force or pressure on the mirror
    assembly, keeping the image centered in the eyepiece (or on the sensor).
  • Tube vents - Cooling vents located on the rear cell
    allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Each vent
    has an integrated 95-micron micromesh filter guaranteed to let warm air
    out without letting dust in.
  • Fastar versatility - EdgeHD is the most versatile
    imaging telescope available today. At its native f/10, you can achieve
    the image scale necessary to capture the smallest of deep sky objects. A
    Barlow gives you added power for high-resolution planetary, lunar and
    solar imaging. All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible, allowing
    the secondary mirror to be removed and replaced with a third party lens
    accessory for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging.

Individually Tested
Every EdgeHD that ships has
been tested not only for the surface quality of each optical component,
but also with a camera and artificial star to ensure the imaging system
meets our rigid quality assurance.  This “final acceptance test”
confirms the EdgeHD will perform in the field and deliver high-quality
astroimages.

Specifications

Optical Design
EdgeHD

Aperture (mm)
234.95 mm (9.25 in)

Focal Length
2350 mm (93 in)

Focal Ratio
10

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
23 mm (0.91 in)

Magnification of Eyepiece 1
102 x

Finderscope
9x50

Star Diagonal
2" w/ 1.25" adapter

Optical Tube
Aluminum

Highest Useful Magnification
555 x

Lowest Useful Magnification
34 x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude
14.4

Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.59 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes)
0.49 arc seconds

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
1127 x

Secondary Mirror Obstruction
3.35 in (85 mm)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
36%

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
13%

Optical Coatings
StarBright XLT

Optical Tube Length
22 in (559 mm)

Optical Tube Weight
21 lbs (9.53 kg)

Dovetail Compatibility
CGE Mount

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 SIMPLE:

1. CCTS Quality Control

Every telescope we receive is physically and optically 
inspected by our experts for proper collimation and flawless operation. We
take the time to make sure that the scope you receive is the best
instrument you can get.

2. Customer Support


At CCTS, the
owners, Jeff and Greta, take a hands-on approach to customer service. They
will  personally make sure that your order is filled promptly and
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unwisely with a company that is too busy to take the time to see that you
are serviced well.

3. The Best Extended Warranty in the
Business

CCTS provides customers with an elite level of service
unlike any other company. Purchasing an Extended Service Contract from us
means that you making an intelligent investment in the future of your
optical equipment.

We offer the most comprehensive AND the lowest priced
warranties in the business:

How about a 3 year extended warranty for only $49.95 on
a $2000.00 telescope?

None of our competitors even OFFER extended warranties!

Protection for your equipment after the manufacturer's
warranty expires. AND...

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