CGX 700 MAKSUTOV CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE - SKU# 12049

by Celestron
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$5,669.95
$3,499.00
  • 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:
Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture: 180mm (7.08")
Focal Length: 2700mm (106.3")
Focal Ratio: f/15
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
Optical Tube: Aluminum
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 INFO:
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)
Accessory Tray: Yes
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
GPS: N/A
Dovetail Compatibility: Dual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports: 2 Aux ports (Hand Control can use either Aux port)
Autoguide port: Yes
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
Solar Warning
  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.

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