CGX EQUATORIAL 1100 EDGEHD TELESCOPE - SKU# 12057
- 11" HD Optical Tube Assembly
- CGX EQ Mount and Tripod
- Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission
- A 9x50 finderscope, 2” mirror diagonal for more comfortable viewing, and wide-angle 23 mm Luminos 2" eyepiece are all included
True Astrograph Quality
EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than competing coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across some of the largest CCD chips available today.
In addition to EdgeHD’s optimized optical design, the telescope tube has been redesigned to make sure you get the most from your optics each and every night.
Mirror clutches - Flexible tension clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when taking long exposure astro-images.
Tube vents - Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror.
- Fastar versatility - All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible, allowing the secondary mirror to be removed and replaced with a third party lens accessory for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging.
Every EdgeHD that ships has been tested not only for the surface quality of each optical component, but also with a camera and artificial star to ensure the imaging system meets our rigid quality assurance.
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.
|OPTICAL TUBE INFO:|
|Focal Length:||2800mm (110")|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:||23mm (0.91")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1:||122x|
|Star Diagonal:||2" with 1.25" adapter|
|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:||95mm (3.75")|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:||34%|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:||12%|
|Optical Coatings:||StarBright XLT|
|Optical Tube Length:||610mm (24")|
|Optical Tube Diameter:||312.42mm (12.3")|
|Optical Tube Weight:||28 lbs (13 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:||3 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:||124.2 lbs (56.33 kg)|
|Included Items:||CGX Equatorial Head | CGX Tripod | Accessory Tray | 3 x 11 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | 8mm Allen Wrench | 12V DC Power Cable | Hand Control Holster|