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Celestron CGX 1100 EdgeHD Computerised Cassegrain Telescope

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@media screen and (max-width: 600px) { .mobile-hide { display: none !important; } } @media screen and (min-width: 601px) { .desktop-hide { display: none !important; } }      Celestron's CGX Equatorial 1100 HD combines the innovative CGX computerized equatorial mount with its acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. With the optical tube assembly (OTA) weighing only 13kg, this telescope is a great companion for trips. This CGX instrument has 89% more light-gathering power than an 8" telescope and 40% more than a 9.25". For astrophotography, the CGX mount offers a sturdier platform with a smoother, heavy-duty belt drive system. It also features advanced software and new electronic and ergonomic features for the best starry night adventures!    See the Universe in HD | True Astrograph Quality EdgeHD is an aplanatic, flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce off-axis star coma and provide an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view. Experience amazing optical performance with EdgeHD’s flat-field and coma-free optics for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of today’s largest imaging sensors and widest eyepieces Aluminum optical tube with tube vents featuring an integrated 95-micron mesh filter allows hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Sturdy mirror support knobs hold the mirror in place and reduce image shifts during imaging Versatile design accommodates 3 focal ratios: native f/10, f/7 with the addition of a focal reducer, or ultra-fast f/2 imaging with a removable secondary mirror and third-party accessories   CGX Mount and Tripod Features | Improved Performance The new CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. It is Celestron's new equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time Increased load capacity to 25kg 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 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" to 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   Mechanical Features Mirror clutches - Flexible tension clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when taking long exposure astro-images. Once focused, the flexible rods allow the mirror to be held in place without putting any force or pressure on the mirror assembly, keeping the image centered in the eyepiece (or on the sensor). Tube vents - Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Each vent has an integrated 95-micron micromesh filter guaranteed to let warm air out without letting dust in. Fastar versatility - EdgeHD is the most versatile imaging telescope available today. At its native f/10, you can achieve the image scale necessary to capture the smallest of deep sky objects. Add the optional reducer lens—custom-designed for your size EdgeHD tube—and you can increase your field of view without sacrificing optical performance. A Barlow gives you added power for high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar imaging. All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible, allowing the secondary mirror to be removed and replaced with a third party lens accessory for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging.   Improved Ergonomics Two handles for easy pickup and transport New ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads  Optional add-on polar axis finderscope   Electronics 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   Compatible With     Full Specifications Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) EdgeHD Aperture 279.4mm (11-inches) Focal Length 2800mm (110-inches) Focal Ratio f/10.0 Included Eyepieces 23mm (122x Magnification) Finderscope 9x50 Star Diagonal 2" with 1.25" Optical Tube Construction Aluminium Highest Useful Magnification 660x Lowest Useful Magnification 40x Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14 Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.5 Arc Seconds Resolution (Dawes) 0.42 Arc Seconds Light Gathering Power (Compared to Human Eye) 1593x Secondary Mirror Obstruction 95mm (3.75") Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34% Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12% Optical Coatings StarBright XLT Optical Tube Length 610mm (24") Optical Tube Diameter 312.42mm (12.3") Optical Tube Weight 13kg Dovetail CGE Dovetail Bar Computerised Mount Mount Type Computerised Equatorial (EQ) Payload Capacity 25kg Tripod Material Stainless Steel Height Adjustment Range (Including Mount and Tripod) 1200.15 - 1968.5mm Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") Tripod Weight 8.7kg Accessory Tray Yes Mount Head Weight 20kg Slew Speeds 9 Slew Speds (Max Speed 4° / Second) Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South GPS N/A Dovetail Compatibility Dual Saddle Plates (CG-5 / CGE) Auxiliary Ports 2 Aux Ports Autoguide Port Yes USB Port Yes (Hand Controller Input) Power Reqiurements 12V DC 4A (Tip Positive) Motor Drive DC Servo Motors Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align Periodic Error Correction Yes Computerised Hand Controller Double Line, 18 Character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 Fiber Optic Backlit LED Buttons and USB 2.0 Port for PC Connection NexStar+ Database 40,000+ Objects with 100 User Defined Programmable Objects and Enhanced Information on Over 200 Objects Software CPWI Telescope Control Software, Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App Total Kit Weight 56.33kg Warranty Celestron 2 Year Warranty   Recommended Accessories Celestron StarSense AutoAlign AccessoryAutomatically align your telescope in moments! With a StarSense AutoAlign Accessory, you will no longer need to align your telescope by manually inputting data. Celestron StarSense AutoGuiderA new autoguiding tool built for Celestron computerised telescopes. Not only can this be used to align your telescope in just 3 minutes, it improves your scope's tracking accuracy and replaces the need to get a separate guide scope and guide camera to do so.   Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone AdapterWith the Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone Adapter, you can take images or videos through your telescope eyepiece using your smartphone. This is a great way to get started in astrophotography. Celestron 1.25-inch Eyepiece and Filter KitExpand your viewing capabilities with a complete 1.25-inch eyepiece and filter kit! Includes 5 eyepieces, a 2x barlow lens and 7 filters, and a convenient carry case. saxon Optical Lens Cleaning KitKeep your telescope in top shape by protecting it from dust and debris! Celestron StarSense AutoAlign AccessoryAutomatically align your telescope in moments with this accecssory! Celestron StarSense AutoGuiderThis autoguider improves your scope's tracking accuracy and replaces the need to get a separate guide scope and guide camera. It can also be used to align your telescope in just 3 minutes! Celestron NeXYZ Smartphone AdapterTake images or videos through your telescope eyepiece using your smartphone. This is a great way to get started in astrophotography. Celestron 1.25-inch Eyepiece and Filter KitThis complete kit includes 5 eyepieces, a 2x barlow lens and 7 filters, and a convenient carry case. saxon Optical Lens Cleaning KitKeep your telescope in top shape by protecting it from dust and debris!   About Celestron Imagine a humble beginning – a 6-inch reflector telescope crafted by Tom Johnson for his young son. This was the spark that ignited a transformative journey. As time passed, his designs evolved into larger, more sophisticated scopes. Today, Celestron shines as an industry trailblazer, renowned for crafting precision optical equipment. From computerised marvels to traditional telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and more, Celestron's portfolio is a universe of possibilities. With a legacy spanning over 50 illustrious years, Celestron has earned admiration from both avid hobbyists and dedicated astronomers worldwide. But they don't rest on their laurels; innovation propels them forward. They constantly broaden their product horizons while illuminating minds through global science education initiatives. Celestron's story is one of innovation, evolution and a passion for the cosmos. Join them on this extraordinary journey of discovery and inspiration. Product Code: 12057
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    Celestron's CGX Equatorial 1100 HD combines the innovative CGX computerized equatorial mount with its acclaimed EdgeHD optical system.

    With the optical tube assembly (OTA) weighing only 13kg, this telescope is a great companion for trips. This CGX instrument has 89% more light-gathering power than an 8" telescope and 40% more than a 9.25". For astrophotography, the CGX mount offers a sturdier platform with a smoother, heavy-duty belt drive system. It also features advanced software and new electronic and ergonomic features for the best starry night adventures! 

     

    See the Universe in HD | True Astrograph Quality

    EdgeHD is an aplanatic, flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce off-axis star coma and provide an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view.

    • Experience amazing optical performance with EdgeHD’s flat-field and coma-free optics for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of today’s largest imaging sensors and widest eyepieces
    • Aluminum optical tube with tube vents featuring an integrated 95-micron mesh filter allows hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Sturdy mirror support knobs hold the mirror in place and reduce image shifts during imaging
    • Versatile design accommodates 3 focal ratios: native f/10, f/7 with the addition of a focal reducer, or ultra-fast f/2 imaging with a removable secondary mirror and third-party accessories

     

    CGX Mount and Tripod Features | Improved Performance

    The new CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. It is Celestron's new equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.

    • Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
    • Increased load capacity to 25kg
    • 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 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" to 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

     

    Mechanical Features

    • Mirror clutches - Flexible tension clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when taking long exposure astro-images. Once focused, the flexible rods allow the mirror to be held in place without putting any force or pressure on the mirror assembly, keeping the image centered in the eyepiece (or on the sensor).
    • Tube vents - Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Each vent has an integrated 95-micron micromesh filter guaranteed to let warm air out without letting dust in.
    • Fastar versatility - EdgeHD is the most versatile imaging telescope available today. At its native f/10, you can achieve the image scale necessary to capture the smallest of deep sky objects. Add the optional reducer lens—custom-designed for your size EdgeHD tube—and you can increase your field of view without sacrificing optical performance. A Barlow gives you added power for high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar imaging. All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible, allowing the secondary mirror to be removed and replaced with a third party lens accessory for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging.

     

    Improved Ergonomics

    • Two handles for easy pickup and transport
    • New ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
    • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
    • All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads 
    • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope

     

    Electronics

    • 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

     

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    Full Specifications

    Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
    Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) EdgeHD
    Aperture 279.4mm (11-inches)
    Focal Length 2800mm (110-inches)
    Focal Ratio f/10.0
    Included Eyepieces 23mm (122x Magnification)
    Finderscope 9x50
    Star Diagonal 2" with 1.25"
    Optical Tube Construction Aluminium
    Highest Useful Magnification 660x
    Lowest Useful Magnification 40x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.5 Arc Seconds
    Resolution (Dawes) 0.42 Arc Seconds
    Light Gathering Power (Compared to Human Eye) 1593x
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction 95mm (3.75")
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34%
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12%
    Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
    Optical Tube Length 610mm (24")
    Optical Tube Diameter 312.42mm (12.3")
    Optical Tube Weight 13kg
    Dovetail CGE Dovetail Bar
    Computerised Mount
    Mount Type Computerised Equatorial (EQ)
    Payload Capacity 25kg
    Tripod Material Stainless Steel
    Height Adjustment Range (Including Mount and Tripod) 1200.15 - 1968.5mm
    Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2")
    Tripod Weight 8.7kg
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Mount Head Weight 20kg
    Slew Speeds 9 Slew Speds (Max Speed 4° / Second)
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South
    GPS N/A
    Dovetail Compatibility Dual Saddle Plates (CG-5 / CGE)
    Auxiliary Ports 2 Aux Ports
    Autoguide Port Yes
    USB Port Yes (Hand Controller Input)
    Power Reqiurements 12V DC 4A (Tip Positive)
    Motor Drive DC Servo Motors
    Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
    Periodic Error Correction Yes
    Computerised Hand Controller Double Line, 18 Character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 Fiber Optic Backlit LED Buttons and USB 2.0 Port for PC Connection
    NexStar+ Database 40,000+ Objects with 100 User Defined Programmable Objects and Enhanced Information on Over 200 Objects
    Software CPWI Telescope Control Software, Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
    Total Kit Weight 56.33kg
    Warranty Celestron 2 Year Warranty

     

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    About Celestron

    Imagine a humble beginning – a 6-inch reflector telescope crafted by Tom Johnson for his young son. This was the spark that ignited a transformative journey. As time passed, his designs evolved into larger, more sophisticated scopes. Today, Celestron shines as an industry trailblazer, renowned for crafting precision optical equipment. From computerised marvels to traditional telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and more, Celestron's portfolio is a universe of possibilities. With a legacy spanning over 50 illustrious years, Celestron has earned admiration from both avid hobbyists and dedicated astronomers worldwide. But they don't rest on their laurels; innovation propels them forward. They constantly broaden their product horizons while illuminating minds through global science education initiatives. Celestron's story is one of innovation, evolution and a passion for the cosmos. Join them on this extraordinary journey of discovery and inspiration.

    Product Code: 12057

    More Information
    Optical DesignSchmidt Cassegrain (EdgeHD)
    Aperture279.4mm
    Focal Length2800mm
    Focal Ratio10.0
    Highest Magnification660x
    Faintest Stellar Magnitude14
    Mount TypeGerman Equatorial CGX
    Dovetail TypeCelestron CGE Mount
    Eyepiece 123mm
    Finderscope Make9x50
    Tube Length610mm x 312.42mm
    Electronic Hand ControlYes
    Motor DriveYes
    Warranty Information2 Years
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    Celestron 11" EdgeHD Optical Tube 1
    CGX Equatorial Head 1
    CGX Tripod 1
    Accessory Tray 1
    11lb Counterweights 3
    Nexstar+ Hand Controller 1
    8mm Allen Wrench 1
    12V DC Power Cable 1
    Hand Control Holster 1
    2" Mirror Diagonal with 1.25" Adapter 1
    23mm Eyepiece 1

     

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