• Celestron CGEM II 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Bundle

Celestron CGEM II 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Bundle

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  • 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with f/15 focal ratio provides high contrast views of the planets and lunar landscapes, perfect for serious planetary imagers and visual observers.
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings ensure maximum light transmission.
  • The CGEM II, with its 40 lbs load capacity, is the latest update to the venerable CGEM mount and provides a sturdy and rigid platform.
  • The drive system, consisting of low cog DC Servo motors with integrated optical encoders, steel worm gears supported by precision sealed bearings, and brass worm wheels, ensures smooth and accurate slewing and tracking.
  • Accessories included: 2” Visual Back, 2” Star Diagonal with 1.25” adapter, 28mm eyepiece (2”), 8x50 finderscope

    The 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain CGEM II telescope (CGEM II 700 Mak) is a specialized instrument designed for detailed, high contrast views of smaller celestial objects like the planets. With the Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube and sturdy equatorial mount and tripod, this kit will provide unparalleled views of the planets and up-close views of the lunar surface, including craters and maria, Maks are also well suited to hunting smaller, fainter, deep sky objects such as globular clusters and planetary nebulae.  Astronomers located in urban areas will appreciate the Mak’s ability to bring out more contrast in celestial objects. Transporting the entire system to a dark site is not a problem either. The optical tube, mount head, tripod, counterweight bar, and counterweight all disassemble, with no tools required, into separate manageable pieces.


    Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 180mm (7.08")
    Focal Length 2700mm (106.3")
    Focal Ratio f/15
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 28mm (1.1") 2" eyepiece
    Magnification of Eyepiece 1 96x
    Finderscope 8x50 Straight Through
    Star Diagonal 2" with 1.25" adapter
    Optical Tube Aluminum
    Highest Useful Magnification 420x
    Lowest Useful Magnification 67x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.9
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.64 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes) 0.52 arc seconds
    Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 661x
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction 40mm (1.57")
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 22%
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 5%
    Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
    Optical Tube Length 571.5mm (22.5")
    Optical Tube Diameter 222.25mm (8.75")
    Optical Tube Weight 19 lbs (8.6 kg)
    Dovetail CGE Dovetail Bar
    Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
    Instrument load capacity 40 lbs (18 kg)
    Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1346mm - 1651mm (53" – 65")
    Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
    Latitude adjustment range 15° - 70°
    Mount Head Weight 40 lbs (18.14 kg)
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Tripod Weight 20 lbs (9 kg)
    Weight of Counterweights 1 x 17 lbs
    Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4.5°/second
    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 Aux ports (1x Hand control port and 1x AUX Port for optional accessories)
    Autoguide port Yes
    USB Port Yes, input on Hand Control
    Power Requirements 12V DC, 3.2 amps
    Motor Drive DC servo motors
    Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
    Periodic Error Correction Yes
    Computerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
    NexStar+ Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects Enhanced information on over 200 objects
    Starry Night Celestron Edition Or Much Upgraded Starry Night Pro & Pro Plus 8 Available
    Total Kit Weight 90.5 lbs (41 kg)
    Included Items 700 Maksutov Cassegrain OTA | CGEM II Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 1 x 17 lbs counterweight | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket) | 8mm Allen wrench (contained in rear carry handle) | 2” Visual Back | 2” Star Diagonal with 1.25” adapter | 28mm wide-field 2” eyepiece |large 8x50 straight-through finderscope
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