• Celestron CGEM II 925 SCT Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 925 SCT Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 925 SCT Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 925 SCT Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 925 SCT Bundle

Celestron CGEM II 925 SCT Bundle


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  • 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 40 lbs payload capacity
  • Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle
  • 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
  • Internal cabling throughout for worry-free remote operation
  • Able to track past the meridian allowing seamless imaging
  • USB hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer

      The CGEM II 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount. The CGEM II 925 offers the middle ground for those looking to combine portability with high resolution. This telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment. With over 925 inches of aperture and our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGEM II 925 gives you over 1000 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye.

      A fresh update to the venerable CGEM mount, the CGEM II has a fresh, attractive, bold appearance and is capable of carrying Celestron’s higher-end SCT optical tubes (up to 11") securely and vibration free, which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing. Capable of holding 40 lbs. of payload and slewing at 5° per second, you will be able to instantly point to any of the celestial objects in the database.

      ERGONOMIC DESIGN

      CGEM II was designed to be ergonomically friendly with large Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs for quick and easy polar alignment adjustment. The internal RA and DEC motor wiring provides a clean look and an easy and trouble free set up.

      INNOVATION

      The CGEM II series features Celestron’s innovative Polar alignment procedure called All-Star™. All-Star allows users to choose any bright star, while the software calculates and assists with polar alignment. Another great feature of the CGEM II sure to please astroimagers, is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC) which will allow users to train out the worm gears periodic errors, while the mount retains the PEC recordings.

      PERFORMANCE

      For objects near the Meridian (imaginary line passing from North to South), the CGEM II will track well past the Meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most ideal part of the sky. The CGEM II mount has a robust database with over 40,000 objects, 100 user defined programmable objects and enhanced information on over 200 objects. Celestron's CGEM II mount is the perfect fit between the Advanced Series and CGE Series. Offering the portability of the Advanced Series and the precision of the CGE.

      Specs:

      OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
      Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
      Aperture 234.95 mm (9.25")
      Focal Length 2350 mm (93")
      Focal Ratio f/10
      Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25 mm (0.98")
      Magnification of Eyepiece 1 94x
      Finderscope 6x30
      Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
      Optical Tube Aluminum
      Highest Useful Magnification 555x
      Lowest Useful Magnification 34x
      Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.4
      Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.59 arc seconds
      Resolution (Dawes) 0.49 arc seconds
      Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 1127x
      Secondary Mirror Obstruction 85 mm (3.35")
      Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 36%
      Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 13%
      Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
      Optical Tube Length 559 mm (22")
      Optical Tube Weight 20 lbs (9.07kg)
      Dovetail CGE Dovetail bar
      MOUNT INFO:
      Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
      Instrument load capacity 40 lbs (18 kg)
      Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1346 - 1651 mm (53 – 65")
      Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8 mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
      Latitude adjustment range 15° - 70°
      Total EQ Head Weight 41 lbs (18.6 kg)
      Accessory Tray Yes
      Tripod Weight 20 lbs (9 kg)
      Weight of Counterweights 1 x 17 lbs
      Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds
      Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
      Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
      GPS N/A
      Dovetail Compatibility Dual saddle plates (Vixen and CGE saddle)
      Number of Auxiliary ports 2 (1x Hand control port and 1x AUX Port for optional accessories)
      Autoguide port Yes
      USB Port Yes
      Power Requirements 12 VDC, 3.2 amps
      Motor Drive Low cog DC servo motors
      Alignment Procedures AutoAlign, 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
      Periodic Error Correction Yes
      Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons, USB 2 0 port for PC connection
      Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects Enhanced information on over 200 objects
      Software Starry Night Special Edition
      Included Accessories CGEM II Equatorial Head|Tripod|Accessory Tray|1 x 17 lbs counterweight|NexStar+ Hand Control|DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)|8 mm Allen wrench (contained in rear carry handle)


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