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CGX Equatorial 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

CGX Equatorial 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
CGX Equatorial 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
CGX Equatorial 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
CGX Equatorial 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Item #: 12052
Your Price: $4,099.00 In Stock
Warranty: 2 Years
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  • 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

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Description

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.

Technology

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 3°-65° 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
  • +20° 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

Aperture (mm) 279.4 mm (11 in)
Autoguide Port Yes
Dovetail Compatibility CGE Mount
EQ Head Weight 44lbs
Finderscope 9x50
Focal Length 2800 mm (110 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ... 40 mm (1.57 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Highest Useful Magnification 660x
Included Items N.A.
Instrument load capacity 55lbs
Latitude adjustment range 3"-65"
Light Gathering Power (Comp... 1593x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.7
Lowest Useful Magnification 40x
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 70x
Max Slew Speed 5"/second (4"/second is default)
Mount German Equatorial Mount
Mount Info: N.A.
Number of Auxiliary ports (... 2
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Aluminum
Optical Tube Info: N.A.
Optical Tube Length 24 in (610 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 27.5lbs (12 kg)
Resolution (Dawes) 0.42 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.5 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstructio... 12%
Software New telescope control PC software
Star Diagonal 1.25
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod height adjustment range 47.25" to 77.5" including EQ headA
Tripod leg diameter 2"
Tripod Weight 19.2lbs
USB Port Yes
_1... CGX Tripod
_2... Accessory Tray
_3... 3 x11 lbs counterweights
_4... NexStar+ Hand Control
_5... DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

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Reviews

Hot Product Sky & Telescope Award 2017

Sky at Night Magazine Award 2017

“Celestron has gone to town in engineering the CGX with improved latitude and azimuth controls and a low-profile mount head.”

Sky & Telescope – CGX Review

“Slewing is smooth and very quiet, and the mount responded precisely and without backlash when I pressed the direction keys on the hand control.”