Celestron CGEM 1100 HD, 11" EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope - Starbright XLT Coating
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- 23mm 2" Axiom Eyepieces, 9x50 Finder
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Introducing Celestron's New Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Design!
• Visibly Sharper Images
• Superior Performance
• Enhanced Mechanical Features
• Fastar® Compatible
EdgeHD is an aplanatic Schmidt telescope designed to produce aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce more than just off-axis star coma, but also to give an astrograph quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view.
True Astrograph Quality
Many optical designs that advertise themselves as "astrograph" quality actually only produce pinpoint stars across a curved focal plane. While this may be acceptable for visual observing, stars will appear out of focus at the edge when used with a flat chip sensor of a digital camera. EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than other competing coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across some of the largest CCD chips available today.
Superior edge performance not only creates rounder, more pleasing stars but actually improves the resolution and limiting magnitude when compared to telescopes of equal aperture.
Starbright XLT® Coatings
Coupled with Celestron's StarBright XLT coating group on every surface, EdgeHD optics gives you maximum light throughput across the widest visual and photographic spectrum.
In addition to Celestron's new optimized optical design, the EdgeHD tube has been redesigned to give you the most from your optics each and every night.
Flexible tension clutcher hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when rotating the tube around the mount. 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 chip).
Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Each vent has an integrated 60 micron micro-mesh filter guaranteed to let warm air out without letting dust in.
The EdgeHD is the most versatile imaging scope available today. At its native f/10 you can achieve the image scale necessary to capture the smallest of deep sky objects. With the optional reducer lens (coming soon) you can increase your field of view without sacrificing optical performance. A barlow gives you the added power for high resolution planetary, lunar and solar imaging. And of course all EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar® compatible for ultra fast f/2 wide field imaging. Each tube has been fitted with a removable secondary mirror and are laser bench aligned to ensure they are axially symmetric.
|Optical Design||11" Schmidt-Cassegrain|
|Focal Length||2800mm F/10|
|Optical Coatings||Starbright XLT Coating|
|Tripod||Adjustable, Stainless Steel|
|Power Supply||Car battery adapter|
|Optical Specs:Highest Useful Magnificatn||672.44x|
|Lowest Useful Magnication||40 x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||343.50|
|Field of View : Standard Eyepiece||71°|
|Linear FOV (@1000 yds)||38 feet|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||3.75in (95.25 mm)|
|by Area||559944 %|
|by Diameter||9654.61 %|
|Resolution: Rayleigh||5047942.55 arcsec|
|Dawes Limit||.41 arc seconds|
|Gear||Steel worm gear and 90mm pitch diameter brass worm wheel|
|Software Specs: Motor: Type||Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes|
|Telescope Control System||COMPUTER HAND CONTROL: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons|
|Slew Speeds||Nine slew speeds: 4 °/sec, 2 °/sec, .5 °/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tracking Modes||EQ North and EQ South|
|Alignment Procedures||2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar Align|
|Software Precision||24bit, 0.08 calculation|
|Database||40,000+ objects, 400 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects|
|Electronic Specs: Power Requirements||12 VDC 1.5 Amp|
|GPS||Optional CN16 Accessory|
|Optical tube length||24" (609.6mm)|
|Telescope Weight||120 lb (54.43 kg)|