CGX-L EQUATORIAL 1400 SCHMIDT-CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE - SKU# 12072

by Celestron
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$13,387.95
$8,099.00
  • 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Celestron premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • CGX-L computerized Equatorial mount
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain mechanism that moves the primary mirror to adjust focus is supported by two pre-loaded ball bearings, minimizing the "mirror flop" typical of bushing focus mechanisms
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod adjustable from 38 - 55"
  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

Celestron's CGX-L Computerized Equatorial mount is the latest addition to our fully computerized equatorial mount series. Capable of carrying Celestron’s largest optical tubes with ease, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity to weight ratio, Fastar compatible, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories.

Key design goals included larger 144mm diameter worm wheels which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, longer 270mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes, remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport. COMPACT. ERGONOMIC. INNOVATIVE.

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture: 355.5mm (14")
Focal Length: 3910mm (154")
Focal Ratio: f/11
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 40mm (1.57")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 98x
Finderscope: 9x50
Star Diagonal: 2" with 1.25" adapter
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification: 840x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 51x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 15.3
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.39 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.33 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 2581x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 114mm (4.5")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 32%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 10%
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length: 787mm (31")
Optical Tube Diameter: 400.5mm (15.77")
Optical Tube Weight: 46 lbs (21 kg)
Dovetail: CGE Dovetail Bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type: Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity: 75 lbs (34 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 1524mm - 1955.8mm (60" - 77")
Tripod adjustment range (tripod only): 838.2mm - 1397mm (33" - 55")
Equatorial height alone: 609.6mm (24")
Tripod Leg Diameter: 69.85mm (2.75") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
Latitude adjustment range: 3° - 65°
Mount Head Weight: 52.6 lbs (23.8 kg)
Accessory Tray: Yes
Tripod Weight: 46.2 lbs (21 kg)
Weight of Counterweights: 3 x 22 lbs
Slew Speeds: 9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/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: 4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any Aux port, 2 are located near dovetail saddle)
Autoguide port: Yes, 2 ports (one is located near the dovetail saddle)
USB Port: Yes, input for Mount and Hand Control
Power Requirements: 12V DC, 3 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: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED 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: 210.8 lbs (95.61 kg)
Included Items: CGX-L Equatorial Head | CGX-L Tripod | Accessory Tray | 3 x 22 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | 8mm Allen wrench (contained in rear carry handle)
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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