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Celestron CGX 11" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph GoTo Telescope
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
SKU: 12059-CELESTRON

What's in the Box

  • 11" RASA Optical Tube Assembly
    • Celestron 11" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph
    • 42 mm T-Thread Camera Adapter
    • 48 mm Camera Adapter
    • Fan battery pack?
  • Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod
    • CGX Equatorial Head
    • CGX Tripod
    • Accessory Tray
    • 3 x 11 lbs counterweight
    • NexStar+ Hand Control
    • DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
    • Two Year Warranty

Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (OTA Only)

You can have your very own backyard observatory. If you love the night sky and stargazing is one of your hobbies then the Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (OTA Only) is going to be the telescope of your dreams. You don't have to be an expert in Astrophysics and Cosmology to enjoy this optical tube, you can be a novice in astronomy and still get the most out of your Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph.

Extraordinary Astroimages

Capturing impressive deep-sky astroimages is easier than ever with Celestron’s new Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph, the perfect companion to today’s top DSLR or astronomical CCD cameras. This fast, wide-field f/2.2 system offers two huge advantages over traditional f/10 astroimaging: better apparent tracking and shorter exposures. That means you’ll create better-looking astroimages in a fraction of the time, even without the use of an autoguider. 

The Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph builds on the legacy of Celestron’s Schmidt Camera, which allowed astrophotographers to produce images on film in the 1970s. Today, with CCD sensor sizes as large as film—or larger—the Schmidt Astrograph offers a 43.3mm optimized image circle to capture pinpoint stars on the largest imaging chips. Combine this large image circle with a focal length of just 620 mm and you have an instrument suitable for wide-field imaging, creating huge mosaics of the night sky, surveying, and even comet hunting. 

Optical Performance

The Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph features newly designed optics with 4-element rare-earth glass for images free of false color and aberrations like coma and field curvature. The optical quality and spot size across the entire image circle is unprecedented for an astrograph in this price range—or even that of a much more expensive instrument. The design also provides minimal vignetting.

Advanced Features
Advanced features like a custom engineered linear brass focuser bearing and FeatherTouch Micro Focus Knob allow you to make the fine adjustments you need to capture the perfect shot. Meanwhile, a 12V MagLev fan reduces cooldown time and provides optimal airflow through the dust filtered optical tube. 

Engineered as a complete astroimaging system, every component of the Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph is optimized for peak performance with DSLR and astronomical CCD cameras. Down to the thickness of the glass used in the included fully-multicoated optical window or an optional imaging filter, every component of the system has been taken into careful consideration to work together seamlessly.

  • Perfect companion to top DSLR or astronomical CCD cameras
  • Fast, wide-field f/2.2 system
  • Better apparent tracking and shorter exposures
  • 43.3mm optimized image circle
  • Suitable for wide-field imaging
  • Newly designed optics with 4-element rare-earth glass
  • Custom engineered linear brass focuser bearing
  • FeatherTouch Micro Focus Knob
  • 12V MagLev fan reduces cooldown time
  • Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (OTA Only)
  • 42 mm T-Thread Camera Adapter
  • 48 mm Camera Adapter
  • Fan battery pack?

Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount (w/o Tripod)

Celestron CGX Tripod with Counterweights

Celestron Counterweight for the CGEM Equatorial Mount (11 lbs/5kg)

This 11 lb. counterweight from Celestron was made for use with Celestron's CGEM mount and is designed for efficiency and for your convenience. The counterweight balances the overall mass of a telescope’s optical tube working in conjunction with the CGEM mount. Featuring all the elements you need to better utilize your equipment and enrich your astronomical observations, the Celestron 11 lb. Counterweight is the ideal addition to your stargazing set-up!

  • Counterweight for balancing heavy loads
  • Ideal for astrophotography applications
  • Compatible with Celestron CGEM computerized equatorial telescope mounts
  • Improve balance and smoothness of operation
  • Weighs 11 lbs.

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