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Celestron CGX Equatorial 1100 SCT Telescope

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Model:  12052
Brand:  Celestron

Celestron CGX Equatorial 1100 SCT Telescope
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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.

Features:

11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
Aluminum Optical Tube
Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
2800 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 objects
Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount
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 3º-65º 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
+20º 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 - coming soon
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)
SPECIFICATIONS:

Optical Tube
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm): 279.4 mm (11 in)
Focal Length: 2800 mm (110 in)
Focal Ratio: 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 70x
Finderscope: 9x50
Star Diagonal: 1.25
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification: 660x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 40x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.5 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.42 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 1593x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 3.75 in (95 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 34%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 12%
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length: 24 in (610 mm)
Optical Tube Weight: 27.5 lbs (12 kg)
Dovetail Compatibility: CGE Mount
Mount
Mount: German Equatorial Mount
Instrument load capacity: 55 lbs.
Tripod height adjustment range: 47.25” to 77.5” including EQ headA
Tripod leg diameter: 2"
Latitude adjustment range: 3º-65º
Tripod Weight: 19.2 lbs.
EQ Head Weight: 44 lbs.
Max Slew Speed: 5º/second (4º/second is default)
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories): 2
Autoguide Port: Yes
USB Port: Yes
Software: New telescope control PC software
Included Items:
CGX Equatorial Head
CGX Tripod
Accessory Tray
One 17 lbs counterweight
NexStar+ Hand Control
DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

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