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Celestron CGX 1100, 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain TelescopeSKU: CNCGX1100Mfr. Part: 12052

Item Includes

40mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece - 9x50mm Finderscope - Visual Back (1.25") - 1.25" 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal - Dovetail Slide Bar - Lens Caps - CGX Motorized Equatorial Telescope Mount with Tripod - Accessory Tray - Counterweight Shaft - 3 x 11 Lb Counterweight - NexStar+ Hand Controller - DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket) - 2-Year USA Warranty

Description

The CGX 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the all-new state of the art CGX computerized equatorial mount. With the optical tube assembly of the CGX 1100 weighing only 27.5 lb., this telescope is still portable enough to be taken to dark skies, and it has 89% more light gathering power than an 8" telescope and more than 40% more than the 9.25".

CGX MOUNT
Celestron's workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron's engineering team applied their years of experience designing German Equatorial mounts to the all-new CGX EQ, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies, value, and ease-of-use.

The new CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. Key design goals included a lower profile EQ head, which provides a more compact and therefore more stable setup; a better drive system; remote operation-friendly with home and limit optical sensors; easier polar alignment adjustments; and better cable management. In addition to that, we've made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and transport. The CGX is our new Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.

COMPUTERIZED MOUNT FEATURES
All-new design. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
Increased load capacity to 55 lbs.
Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
Heavy Duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation under heavy loads
Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear mesh
Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
Internal hard stops for both axes prevents cable tension and tripod strike
Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation
Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset
Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe
Brand new control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation and imaging Software includes multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy and many more additional features for remote astroimaging
Wider tripod stance for improved stability
Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3°-65° latitude range Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle

IMPROVED TRIPOD INCLUDES:
2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
"Jack of all trays" can hold three 1.25" eyepieces, two 2" eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories
+20 Degree of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

IMPROVED ERGONOMICS:
Two handles for easy pickup and transport
All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads
Optional add-on polar axis finderscope

ELECTRONICS:
All-new NexStar+ hand control with USB port
Two AUX accessory ports to support wireless/WiFi alignment and operation with StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module accessories (sold separately)
USB 2.0 port, used to connect directly to PC with included software
Autoguider port
PPEC ready
Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector
Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)

Features

11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube AssemblyAluminum Optical TubeCelestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings2800 mm focal length (f/10)40 mm eyepiece included (70x)Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objectsStar diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the skyIncludes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount

Specifications

Optical DesignSchmidt-CassegrainAperture (mm)279.4 mm (11 in)Focal Length2800 mm (110 in)Focal Ratio10Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)40 mm (1.57 in)Magnification of Eyepiece 170 xFinderscope9x50Star Diagonal1.25Highest Useful Magnification660 xLowest Useful Magnification40 xLimiting Stellar Magnitude14.7Resolution (Rayleigh)0.5 arc secondsResolution (Dawes)0.42 arc secondsLight Gathering Power1593 xSecondary Mirror Obstruction3.75 in (95 mm)Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter34%Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area12%Optical CoatingsStarbright XLT CoatingOptical Tube Length24 in (610 mm)Optical Tube Weight27.5 lbs (12 kg)Dovetail CompatibilityCGE / CGX MountMount TypeGerman Equatorial MountInstrument load capacity55 lbs.Tripod Height Adjustment Range47.25" to 77.5" including EQ headATripod Leg Diameter2"Latitude Adjustment Range3 degreee to 65 DegreeTripod Weight19.2 lbs.EQ Head Weight44 lbs.Max Slew Speed5 Degree/second (4 Degree/second is default)Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and LunNumber of Auxiliary Ports2Autoguide PortYesUSB PortYesSoftwareNew telescope control PC software  

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