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Celestron 14" CGE Pro 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Faster Telescope with CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial Mount, 3910mm (153.94") Focal Length

SKU: CNCGEP1400F MFR: 11089
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About the Celestron 14"" CGE Pro

Celestron CGE Pro 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is part of Celestrons Top-of-the-Line German Equatorial mounted astronomical telescopes. With over three times the light gathering power of an 8 telescope, this observatory-class instrument is Celestrons largest optical system in its class.
The 11089 model also features our premium StarBright XLT coatings and is FASTAR compatible for f/2 wide field imaging. This telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment; it is a serious scientific research tool. German Equatorial mounts are recognized as being the superior choice for astrophotography because of their rock solid stability, simple balancing and easy accessibility for attaching equipment. With sophisticated software features like Hibernate function, the CGE Pro can maintain its star alignment night after night without needing to be re-aligned, making it an ideal instrument for a permanent observatory facility.
The CGE Pro 1400 takes full advantage of its vast database of thousands of NGC and Abell galaxies as well as delivering a new level of detail to all your favorite deep sky objects. Turn this scope to the planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; see Cassinis Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach.
Fastar Compatible - Equipped with a removable secondary mirror for fast f/2CCD imaging. Not only does imaging in the FASTAR configuration allow for exposure times that are 25 times faster than at f/11, but also yields a field of view five times wider. Perfect combination for imaging your favorite wide field objects in a fraction of the time. (FASTAR imaging require a third party lens assembly in place of the secondary mirror).
In addition to being fully computerized with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects, the CGE Pro German Equatorial mount has been completely redesigned to offer numerous design advantages:

Increased Payload Capacity With a maximum payload of 90lbs, the CGE Pro mount is able to hold the 14" telescope more securely even when fully loaded with all your imaging gear.

All-Star Polar Alignment Choose any bright alignment star for a software assisted alignment of the mount's polar axis that will have you ready for imaging even if you can't see the North Star.

No-Tool polar alignment Larger hand knobs for both Altitude and Azimuth adjustments.

Meridian Tracking Extended tracking past the Meridian of up to 20 degrees of uninterrupted imaging through the best part of the sky.

Faster slew speed Improved gearing and motors provide faster slew speeds than ever before with a maximum slew rate of over 5/per second.

Accuracy The hallmark of any telescope mount is its ability to find, center and track celestial objects with the highest degree of accuracy.

Pointing Withjust a standard hand control alignment, CGE Pro has the ability to center a star in your eyepiece orCCDchip to within 5 arc minutes. Using NexStar's advanced pointing features such as Calibration Stars, Sync and Precise GoTo, further improves the pointing accuracy to as low as 1 arc minute in the desired region of the sky.

Tracking With larger .75" pitch diameter worm, precision made cut-steel gears in gearboxes, and seven slot skewed armature motors, the CGE Pro delivers smooth +/- 5 arc second tracking accuracy typical unguided periodic error, which can be further reduced with PPEC

Mount Calibration - Celestron's NexStar hand control has built-in compensation features essential for accurately placing small objects on the center of your CCD chip or high power eyepiece. Aligning on multiple Calibration Stars creates a model of the opto-mechanical inaccuracies inherent in all equatorial mounts. This model is stored within the hand control and is used to compensate for these inaccuracies, thus improving your pointing precision each time you slew your telescope.
In addition to these improvements, the Celestron line of German Equatorial mounts has long been recognized for features preferred by visual observers and astrophotographer alike. Among them include:

Portability Set up and transportation of the CGE Pro telescopes is made easy by separating the mount into smaller, easy-to-carry components. Unlike fork arm mounted telescopes, the CGE's optical tubes can be quickly removed from their mounts making even the CGE Pro1400 easily assembled in minutes.

Stability Recognized for superior stability, G

For two years, Celestron will cover repairs or replacement of this product in cases of defective components or damage from normal wear and tear.

Celestron 14"" CGE Pro Includes

  • 40mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece
  • 9x50mm Finderscope
  • 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal (2")
  • 2" to 1.25" Adpater
  • Car Battery Adapter
  • NeNexRemote Telescope Control Software
  • RS-232 Cable
  • Dovetail Mounting Plate
  • CGE-Pro Equatorial Mount
  • 3 x 22 Lb Counterweights
  • Super HD Tripod
  • 2-Year Warranty

Celestron 14"" CGE Pro Features

  • 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Celestron premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • CGE PRO computerized Equatorial mount
  • FASTAR compatible optical tube for f/2 imaging
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain mechanism that moves the primary mirror to adjust focus is supported by two pre-loaded ball bearings, minimizing the "mirror flop" typical of bushing focus mechanisms
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod adjustable from 38 - 55"
  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Computerized Mount FeaturesProven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • New All-Star Polar Alignment routine for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  • Software Features include
  • Custom Rate 9 feature allows you set maximum slew rate
  • Tandem mode allows you to star align the mount even when positioned for tandem scope use.
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • 12 VDC Servo Motors with integrated optical encoders
  • Permanent Programmable Periodic Error correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
  • Drive Motors - High quality motors with seven slot skewed armature to minimize magnetic cogging for quiet operation and long life. Precision made cut-steel gears in gearbox for improved tracking precision
  • Bearing and Shaft - Main shafts are made from 1.57" diameter steel tubing with .40" wall thickness with two preloaded 2.68" O.D. tapered roller bearings on each axes
  • Precision worm drive system - .75" pitch dia. precision made steel worm preloaded with two .87" OD ball bearings to minimize run-out (a source of periodic error). 255 tooth 6" pitch dia. precision made worm wheel with enveloping brass teeth
  • Spring loaded DEC worm to minimize backlash and makes guiding easy
  • 4 point RA and DEC clutch system for no-slip pointing precision
  • Autoguide port, PC port and Auxiliary ports located on the electronic pier for long exposure astrophotography
  • Latitude range
  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)

Celestron 14"" CGE Pro Specifications

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 355.5 mm (14 in)
Focal Length 3910 mm (154 in)
Focal Ratio 11
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 98 x
Finderscope 9x50
Star Diagonal 2" with 1.25" adapter
Mount Type CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial
Tripod Adjustable, 2.75" Stainless Steel legs
Power Requirements Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification 840 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 51 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 15.3
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.39 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.33 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 2579 x
Apparent Field of View 0.53 Degree
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 28 ft (8.53 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 4.5 in (114 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 32%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 10%
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Tube Length 31 in (787 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 45 lbs (20 kg)
Counterweight Bar 5 lbs (2.27 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 3 x 22 lbs
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds 5.5 deg/s, 2 deg/s, 0.5 deg/s, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, 0.5x
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align, 1-Star Align
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Internal Clock Yes
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
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