I bought this 11" CPC telescope, JMI Case and many accessories when I lived in a house with few trees in the backyard which was good for astronomy, however I haven't used the telescope since I have moved to a different house with a heavily wooded yard, so I am selling all of my astronomy equipment at a good price, for local pickup only in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I have used this telescope a total of around 15 times. The telescope has never been dropped or poorly handled.
This kit comes with:
1) Celestron CPC 1100 StarBright XLT GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain 2800mm Telescope with Tripod, which sells for $2,599 on Amazon, see Amazon product number B000ARFND2 for reviews and detailed product information on this telescope. The handheld controller, power supply, serial cable, spotter scope and lense covers are included as you can see in the photos.
2) Jims Mobile (JMI) Telescope Carry Case which sells for over $1,000 on Amazon, see Amazon product number B008FL4ODK for reviews and detailed product information. This case will help you move your telescope more easily to dark viewing sites.
3) Celestron case with many eyepieces and filters: ($200 to $300 new)
A) Celestron Star Diagonal 1.25" , Part number #94115-A B) Celestron Visual Back 1.25" , Part number 93653-A C) Celestron 2X Barlow Fully Multi-Coated D) Celestron 4mm Plossl Fully Multi-Coated E) Celestron 32mm Plossl Fully Multi-Coated F) Celestron 15mm Plossl Fully Multi-Coated G) Celestron 9mm Plossl Fully Multi-Coated H) Celestron E-Lux 40mm Plossl Fully Multi-Coated I) 7 Celestron Filters: Yellow No. 12, Moon, Red No. 25, Green No. 56, Blue No. 80A, Green No. 58A, Orange No. 21
4) Orion hard case for carrying extra eyepieces and equipment, 2 new sky maps, 6 new rubber eyeguards, 2 like-new Orion red eye googles for night vision adaptation, 1 like-new Orion eye patch, one waist Orion carrying case for keeping telescope pieces close to you while you are out in the field (the sum is around a $100 value).
5) Bonus item: if this telescope sells in December 2018, I will also include the 11" CPC Solar Filter for free if it does not sell in my other EBay listing, this new solar filter is a $100 value.
Here is the condition of each component:
1) Telescope: the front lens is in excellent condition, no scratches. The tube sides are excellent condition. The back side of the tube has some small scratches as seen in the photo, so I would rate that area as good condition. In December 2018 I tested the telescope handheld controller, 3-stars alignment, motor left-to-right movements, and up-and-down movements, and everything is working well. The telescope has always been stored in the JMI case in my house and never exposed to bad weather.
2) Telescope Tri-Pod: works well, very sturdy, the leveling bubble still works well. Tripod was stored in my garage, and over time one tripod leg has collected some light surface-level rust which might be removable by using EvapoRust or some other rust removing solution. See the photos for pictures of the tri-pod legs.
3) JMI Case: Good condition. The case is able to store the telescope, handheld controller, and spotter scope, and the wheels work great, enabling you to more easily move the large telescope to the dark viewing site.
4) Celestron case, eyepieces, filters: excellent to like-new condition for most of these pieces. On the eyepieces, some of the rubber parts appear to be a little oxidized but are still perfectly functional and non-sticky.
Description of Telescope from Amazon (product number B000ARFND2):
- 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT optical coatings
- Fully computerized dual fork arm altazimuth mount with internal GPS and database of 40,000+ celestial objects
- 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
- Ergonomic design--Comfortably move the telescope from location to location
- Heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2" steel legs and accessory tray
- Ergonomic design so you can comfortably lift and move the telescope
- Star diagonal and 1.25” eyepiece included
- Convenient hand control holder allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
Description of JMI Case from Amazon (product number B008FL4ODK):
- Sturdy travel case for large Celestron telescopes
- 3 steel-reinforced handles
- 4 lockable latches on removable cover
- Compartments for telescope, eyepieces, and more
- Die-cut foam lining and protective pouches
Please see my other listings for many other telescope pieces and Astronomy equipment.
Filed under: High-End Telescope Auctions (USA)