The Celestron CGX 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the latest state-of-the-art CGX computerised equatorial mount. Designed to support both visual and astro-imaging pursuits, the CGX 1100 has 89% more light gathering power than an 8" telescope and more than 40% more than the 9.25".
General Features: CGX Equatorial 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:
- 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
- Aluminium 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
Computerised 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 modelling 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 centre of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range
- Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle
Improved tripod includes:
- 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick levelling
- "Jack of all trays" can hold three 1.25" eyepieces, two 2" eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories
- +20 degrees of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
- Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport
- 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
- 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)
Optical Tube Info:
- Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
- Aperture (mm): 279.4 mm (11 in)
- Focal Length: 2800 mm (110 in)
- Focal Ratio: 10
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 40 mm (1.57 in)
- Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 70x
- Finderscope: 9x50
- Star Diagonal: 1.25
- Optical Tube: Aluminium
- Highest Useful Magnification: 660x
- Lowest Useful Magnification: 40x
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.7
- Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.5 arc seconds
- Resolution (Dawes): 0.42 arc seconds
- Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 1593x
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 3.75 in (95 mm)
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 34%
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 12%
- Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
- Optical Tube Length: 24 in (610 mm)
- Optical Tube Weight: 27.5lbs (12 kg)
- Dovetail Compatibility: CGE Mount
- Mount: German Equatorial Mount
- Instrument load capacity: 55lbs
- Tripod height adjustment range: 47.25” to 77.5” including EQ head
- Tripod leg diameter: 2"
- Latitude adjustment range: 3-65 Degree
- Tripod Weight: 19.2lbs
- EQ Head Weight: 44lbs
- Max Slew Speed: 5 Degree/second (4 Degree/second is default)
- Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
- Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories): 2
- Autoguide Port: Yes
- USB Port: Yes
- Software: New telescope control PC software
- CGX Equatorial Head
- CGX Tripod
- Accessory Tray
- 3 x11 lbs counterweights
- NexStar+ Hand Control
- DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
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|Focal Length (mm)
|Focal Ratio (f/)
|Highest Practical Magnification (x)
||CGX Equatorial Head, CGX Tripod, Accessory Tray, 3 x11 lbs counterweights, NexStar+ Hand Control, DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
|Magnification with Supplied Eyepiece (x)
||Computerised Go To
|Optical Tube Connection
||12V DC 1.5 Amp
||Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
|Tripod Weight (Kg)
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|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £162.42
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
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- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
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