• Celestron CGX 1100 SCT

Celestron CGX 1100 SCT


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  • 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Aluminum Optical Tube
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 2800mm focal length (f/10)
  • 40mm 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

The CGX 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the CGX computerized equatorial mount. With the optical tube assembly of the CGX 1100 weighing only 27.5 lb, this telescope is still portable enough to be taken to dark skies, and it has 89% more light gathering power than an 8" telescope and more than 40% more than the 9.25".

CGX Mount

Celestron’s workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron’s engineering team applied their years of experience designing German Equatorial mounts to the CGX EQ, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies, value, and ease-of-use.

The CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. Key design goals included a lower profile EQ head, which provides a more compact and therefore more stable setup; a better drive system; remote operation-friendly with home and limit optical sensors; easier polar alignment adjustments; and better cable management. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and transport. The CGX is our Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.

 

Specifications:


OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 279.4mm (11")
Focal Length 2800mm (110")
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40mm (1.57")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 70x
Finderscope 9x50
Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube Aluminum
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 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 27.5 lbs (12.4 kg)
Dovetail CGE Dovetail Bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 55 lbs (25 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1200.15mm - 1968.5mm (47.25" - 77.5")
Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
Latitude adjustment range 3° - 65°
Mount Head Weight 44 lbs (20 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 19.2 lbs (8.7 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 3 x 11 lbs
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - 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 and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports 2 Aux ports (Hand Control can use either Aux port)
Autoguide port Yes
USB Port Yes, input for Mount and Hand Control
Power Requirements 12V DC, 4 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
Software CPWI Telescope Control Software, Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App, Select Starry Night Pro Plus 8 Upgrade
Total Kit Weight 123.7 lbs (56.11 kg)
Included Items CGX Equatorial Head | CGX Tripod | Accessory Tray | 3 x 11 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | 8mm Allen Wrench | 12V DC Power Cable | Hand Control Holster
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