Product Code: 1619948

Celestron CGX 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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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

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

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)

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 Info:

  • 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

Included Items:

  • 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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Product Specification

Diagonal 90 degree
Diameter [mm] 280.0
Eyepiece 1 40mm
Finderscope 9x50
Focal Length [mm] 2800
Focal Ratio [f|] 10.00
Highest Practical Magnification [x] 660
Included Accessories CGX Equatorial Head, CGX Tripod, Accessory Tray, 3 x11 lbs counterweights, NexStar+ Hand Control, DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
Magnification With Eyepieces Supplied [x] 70
Mount Type Computerised Go To
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Length [mm] 610
Optical Tube Weight [kg] 12.00
Power Source 12V DC 1.5 Amp
Tripod Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
Tripod Weight [kg] 8.7
Manufacturers Link Celestron
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Product Code: 1619948-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 12052