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Celestron CGE Pro 1400 HD 14" Edgehd Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope, 9x50 Finderscope

SKU: CNCGEP1400HD MFR: 11094
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About the Celestron CGE Pro 1400

Celestron CGE Pro 1400 HD combines Celestron's state of the art CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial mount with its new EdgeHD optical system. With more than 60% more light gathering power than the 11" telescope, this observatory-class instrument is Celestrons largest optical system in its class.Featuring our premium StarBright XLT coatings, 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 the 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.
New Optical Design
The EdgeHD optical systemtakes all of the compact power popularized by the Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) and combines it with an improved high definition optical system for wide field, astrograph quality images.As a visual instrument, EdgeHD optics deliver pinpoint images even with your widest field eyepiece. You can search for all of the Messier Catalog objects, and see hundreds of other equally interesting NGC, IC and Caldwell objects with amazing clarity. For astroimaging, the EdgeHD optics produce aberration-free images across your favorite CCD or DSLR camera. All EdgeHD optics are designed to produce an extremely flat focal plane precise enough to match the strict tolerances of the largest commercialCCD detectors, allowing all stars to be in tight focus to the very edge of the chip.
Diffraction Limited
Some companies boast that their telescopes give diffraction limited stars in the very center of the field of view. EdgeHD optics not only produce diffraction limited stars on axis, but maintain diffraction limited stars across the entire field of view of many of the most popular astrophotography cameras. Even at the very edge of a full frame camera chip, the EdgeHD 14" delivers star sizes ofonly 1 arc second!
The EdgeHD 14" optics produce a focal plane three-times flatter than the standard equivalent SCT telescope with diffraction limited stars to the very edge of the SBIG STL6303 field of view!

Along with the newly designed optics, the EdgeHD also has re-designed mechanics guaranteed to help you get the maximum performance from your instrument.
Features Include:
Mirror Locks To hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift during imaging.
Tube Vents - Each vent has an integrated 60 micron micro-mesh filter allowing hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror.
Fastar Versatility All EdgeHD optical tubes are 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/10, but also yields a field of view five times wider. The perfect combination for imaging your favorite wide field objects in a fraction of the time. (FASTAR imaging requires a third party lens assembly in place of the secondary mirror).
Axiom Eyepiece - EdgeHD 14" optical tubes come with Celestron's top of the line Axiom eyepiece. With a 23 mm focal length and 82 AFOV, you get an in

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 CGE Pro 1400 Includes

  • 23mm 2" Axiom LX Eyepiece
  • 9x50mm Finderscope
  • 2" 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal
  • CGE PRO Computerized Equatorial Mount
  • 2.75" Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Car Battery Adapter
  • 3 x 22 Lb Counterweights
  • NeNexRemote Telescope Control Software
  • 2-Year Warranty

Celestron CGE Pro 1400 Features

  • 14" EdgeHD Optics
  • Celestron premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • CGE PRO computerized Equatorial mount
  • Heavy Duty stainless steel tripod adjustable from 38 - 55
  • 9x50 finderscope with quick release bracket to help accurately find objects
  • 2" Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • HD FeaturesNew aplanatic Schmidt telescope design produces aberration-free images across a wide field of view
  • Mirror tension locks hold the primary mirror in place and reduce image shift
  • Cooling vents allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror
  • Fastar compatible for fast f/2 imaging
  • 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
  • Spring loaded DEC worm to minimize backlash and make 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 CGE Pro 1400 Specifications

Optical Design EdgeHD
Aperture (mm) 356 mm (14 in)
Focal Length 3910 mm (154 in)
Focal Ratio 11
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 23 mm (0.91 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 170 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 841 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 2586 x
Apparent Field of View 0.48 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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