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Celestron CGX 800 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Equatorial Telescope

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Setting new standards in astro-imaging, the Celestron CGX 800 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Equatorial Telescope is any astronomer’s preferred choice. It features a wide-field f2 system for minimum exposure and can produce images within a fraction of time. This telescope has a rare-earth 4-element glass optic to deliver images without aberration or false colour.

Celestron CGX 800 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Equatorial Telescope Key Features:

  • Mount on astronomical CCD cameras or DSLRs to capture astronomical images
  • F2 focus system for quick exposure without resolution compromise
  • 400 mm focal length for wide-field imaging
  • 22 mm optimised image circle to identify starts on imaging chips
  • 4-element glass optics produce aberration-free and natural colour images
  • Ultra-Stable Focus System with a linear ball bearing reduces mirror flop and focus shift
  • 12 V MagLev fan for minimum cooldown time and proper airflow through the optical tube
  • Dovetail CGE bars on the optical tube for connectivity with optional accessories
  • Dovetail CGE bars on the optical tube for connectivity with optional accessories
  • CGX tripod and mount for a stable and convenient setup
  • CGX EQ head has a better belt-drive system for minimum backlash
  • All-Star Polar Alignment for quick and accurate polar alignment
  • Tripod has 5 cm legs for easy levelling and a tray to hold accessories
  • NexStar+ hand control includes a USB port for easy connectivity
  • Two AUX ports for automatic alignment accessories and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Expanded Celestron CGX 800 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Equatorial Telescope Key Features:

    Optical Performance

    The Celestron RASA EQ Telescope is built-in with rare-earth glass optics and an f2.2 focus system for high-resolution images that are free from field curvature and coma aberrations. Providing a powerful performance to the astronomers and stargazers, this telescope has a 43.3 image circle, optimised enough to focus on the pin-pointed stars. Its high-quality optics with 279 mm aperture also minimise vignetting. The telescope has a 620 mm focal length that helps produce wide-field images and survey the night sky. Its 52 mm usable field provides high format sensors, while the USFS minimises mirror flops and image shifts.

    CGX Equatorial Mount

    The CGX mount is a great addition to this Celestron RASA Equatorial Telescope. It provides better stability and support during astro-imaging and visual observations. By attaching the mount to the telescope, the load capacity reaches 25 kg, making it easy for the astronomers to connect high-end DSLRs and CCD cameras. The CGX mount features a heavy-duty belt-drive system that reduces backlashes and provides seamless motor operation. It includes home sensors for the mount to start at the index position after a power reset and limit sensors to automatically shut off the tracking before it reaches the hard stop fail safe. A bubble level is also integrated for smooth and precise levelling.

    CGX Tripod

    When it comes to the stability of the Celestron Equatorial Telescope, the CGX tripod plays an important role. It features 5 cm steel legs integrated with height index marks for precise and smooth levelling. These legs can be easily collapsed with the accessory tray for a quick transport/setup. The tripod has two handles for smooth transport/handling and a latitude adjuster with an easy-to-read latitude scale for quick polar alignment adjustment. Its ergonomic dovetail clamping knobs are used for smooth tripod positioning under full loads. The tripod features an azimuth adjustment with Teflon bearings for safe angle adjustments and a fixed latitude knob with a linkage system for minimum friction during polar alignment.

    What's in the box?

  • 1 x Celestron CGX 1100 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Equatorial Telescope
  • 1 x CGX Equatorial Head
  • 1 x CGX Tripod
  • 1 x Accessory Tray
  • 4 x 4.9 kg Counterweights
  • 1 x NexStar+ Hand Control
  • 1 x Counterweight Shaft
  • 1 x 8 mm Allen Wrench
  • 1 x 12 V DC Power Cable
  • 1 x Hand Control Holster
  • FAQs:

    How can I connect this telescope with a DSLR camera?

    This Celestron telescope includes two adapters, an M48, and T-thread for easy connectivity with a DSLR camera.

    What is the load capacity of the telescope when attached to the CGX mount?

    The mount increases the load capacity of the telescope to 25 kg.

    What is the purpose of home and limit sensors?

    Home sensors enable the mount to start from the index position, irrespective of their orientation before the telescope’s power reset. Limit sensors shut off the tracking or slewing before they arrive at the hard stop fail safe.

    Can I connect the telescope to my computer?

    This Celestron EQ telescope can be connected to the computer via a USB 2.0 port (included).

    What is the wavelength range of this Celestron telescope?

    The RASA telescope has a wavelength range of 400 to 700 mm.

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    Product Specification

    Mount Type Equatorial
    Optical Design Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt
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