CGX 700 MAKSUTOV CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE - SKU# 12049
- 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with f/15 focal ratio provides high contrast views of the planets and lunar landscapes, perfect for serious planetary imagers and visual observers.
- Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings ensure maximum light transmission.
- The CGX, with its 55 lb. load capacity, is Celestron’s most innovative, state-of-the art, computerized equatorial mount to date, and provides a very sturdy and rigid platform.
- The drive system utilizes low cog DC Servo motors with integrated optical encoders, belt and pulley motor connection, spring-loaded steel worm gears supported by precision sealed bearings, and brass worm wheels for smooth, accurate slewing and tracking performance with little backlash.
- Accessories included: 2” Visual Back, 2” Star Diagonal with 1.25” adapter, 28 mm eyepiece (2”), 8x50 finderscope
CGX Mount & Tripod
With the innovative All-Star Polar Alignment procedure. No extra equipment, such as a polar finder scope, is required.
Ready for Remote Imaging
Not every mount is capable of remote observing operation, but the CGX was designed specifically with this in mind. Celestron’s engineers thought through every scenario that might occur in the field, since it’s very likely that no one will be around to immediately “rescue” a remote telescope if something unexpected occurs.StarBright XLT Technology
StarBright XLT is Celestron’s revolutionary optical coating system that outperforms any other coating in the commercial telescope market.
Celestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software
Use Starry Night to learn more about extra solar planets imagery, 3D Stars rendering, observation planning, telescope control, multiple-panel printing, and much more.
|OPTICAL TUBE INFO:|
|Focal Length:||2700mm (106.3")|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:||28mm (1.1") 2" eyepiece|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1:||96x|
|Finderscope:||8x50 Straight Through|
|Star Diagonal:||2" with 1.25" adapter|
|Highest Useful Magnification:||420x|
|Lowest Useful Magnification:||67x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude:||13.9|
|Resolution (Rayleigh):||0.64 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes):||0.52 arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye):||661x|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction:||40mm (1.57")|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:||22%|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:||5%|
|Optical Coatings:||StarBright XLT|
|Optical Tube Length:||571.5mm (22.5")|
|Optical Tube Diameter:||222.25mm (8.75")|
|Optical Tube Weight:||19 lbs (8.6 kg)|
|Dovetail:||CGE Dovetail Bar|
|Mount Type:||Computerized Equatorial|
|Instrument load capacity:||55 lbs (25 kg)|
|Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod):||1200.15mm - 1968.5mm (47.25" - 77.5")|
|Tripod Leg Diameter:||50.8mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section|
|Latitude adjustment range:||3° - 65°|
|Mount Head Weight:||44 lbs (20 kg)|
|Tripod Weight:||19.2 lbs (8.7 kg)|
|Weight of Counterweights:||2 x 11 lbs|
|Slew Speeds:||9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second|
|Tracking Rates:||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tracking Modes:||EQ North & EQ South|
|Dovetail Compatibility:||Dual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)|
|Number of Auxiliary ports:||2 Aux ports (Hand Control can use either Aux port)|
|USB Port:||Yes, input for Mount and Hand Control|
|Power Requirements:||12V DC, 4 amps|
|Motor Drive:||DC servo motors|
|Alignment Procedures:||2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align|
|Periodic Error Correction:||Yes|
|Computerized Hand Control:||2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection|
|NexStar+ Database:||40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects|
|Software:||CPWI Telescope Control Software, Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App|
|Total Kit Weight:||104.2 lbs (47.26 kg)|
|Included Items:||700 Maksutov Cassegrain OTA | CGX Equatorial Head | CGX Tripod | Accessory Tray | 2 x 11 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | 8mm Allen Wrench | 12V DC Power Cable | Hand Control Holster|