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Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1100 EdgeHD Telescope Bundle - CE-12076

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  • To properly power this product, you will need the AC adapter listed in the recommended items below.
  • CGX-L 11-inch Corrected Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope.
  • Heavy Duty Tripod.
  • Internal Cable Wiring.
  • Focal Ratio is f/10.
  • Faster Compatible to f/2.

Product Details

  • Telescope Features:

    HD Features:

    • Experience our best optical performance with EdgeHD’s flat-field and coma-free optics for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of today’s largest imaging sensors and widest eyepieces.
    • Aluminum optical tube with tube vents featuring an integrated 95-micron mesh filter allows hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Mirror support knobs hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift during imaging.
    • Versatile design accommodates 2 focal ratios: native f/10 or ultra-fast f/2 imaging with a removable secondary mirror and third-party accessories.

    Computerized Mount Features:

    New CGX-L Features:

    • Increased 75 lb load capacity. Exceptional load capacity to weight ratio
    • Additional Aux accessory ports and autoguider port on the Dec axis for better cable management.
    • Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads.
    • Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
    • Massive 70 mm stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads.
    • New accessory tray holds three 1.25-inch and two 2-inch eyepieces with an upright stand for your smartphone or tablet.
    • Heavy duty, 31.5 mm stainless steel counterweight shaft to support additional counterweights.
    • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope custom designed for CGX and CGX-L.
    • Supports WiFi and wireless operation accessories such as StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module (sold separately).

    Mount Features:

    • Compact, lower profile equatorial head provides improved stability and portability. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time.
    • Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads.
    • Heavy-duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation at full capacity.
    • Clear windows built into motor covers so pulleys and belts can be monitored.
    • Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear mesh.
    • Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
    • Internal hard stops for both axes prevent cable tension and tripod strike.
    • Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation.
    • Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset.
    • Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail-safe.
    • Includes Celestron's new PWI telescope control software, co-developed by PlaneWave Instruments. Software features multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy.
    • Software Polar Align: “All-Star Polar Alignment” allows quick and very precise polar alignment. Align on any bright named star without extra polar alignment accessories, apps, or other assistance.
    • Adjustable EQ head position to optimize the center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3°-65° latitude range.
    • Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle.
    • +20° of additional tracking past the meridian on either side.
    • Redesigned tripod has a widened stance for added stability. The minimum tripod height has also been lowered per user feedback.
    • Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport.

    Improved Ergonomics:

    • Integrated handles for easy transport and portability.
    • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs.
    • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system.
    • All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads. Stationary latitude knob with a newly-designed linkage system greatly reduces the amount of friction when polar aligning the mount. Redesigned azimuth adjustment with low-friction Teflon bearings to make adjustments easy under full load. No more binding, rough adjustments!
    • Easy to read latitude scale.

    Electronics:

    • NexStar+ hand control with USB port.
    • USB 2.0 port used to connect directly to PC with PWI Software.
    • 2 available autoguider ports for optimum cable management.
    • PEC sensor and PPEC ready.
    • Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector.
    • Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved).
    • On/Off rocker switch with a red LED.

    Celestron's Well-Known Quality

    The Celestron CGX-L Mount is an innovative new design that improves on its predecessors in every imaginable way.

    Ergonomic Design - The Celestron CGX-L mount is incredibly ergonomic, with the convenient carrying handles and easy-to-use turn knobs.

    Splendid Engineering- This mount boasts drastically reduced backlash and improved stability. Incredibly rigid, this mount also has an improved motor system that greatly boosts the provided torque. It's simply superior to its predecessors in every way.

    Innovation - The Celestron CGX-L series features internal cabling that bypasses the issue of cable twisting or tangling by letting you route all your own power supply and accessory cables into a convenient port on a part of the mount that moves- from which they enter into the mount, utterly contained, and reach everywhere they need to on the inside without any tangling issues. Neat and clean!

    Performance - For objects near the Meridian (imaginary line passing from North to South), the Celestron CGX-L mount will track a full 20 degrees past the Meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most ideal part of the sky. The CGX-L mount has a robust database with over 40,000 objects, utilizing a top quality Nexstar hand controller.

    Celestron's leading-edge new CGX-L mount is the current pinnacle of German Equatorial Mount Engineering. With a wide range of new and improved features, this mount is simply top quality. It's just plain better than it's competition and predecessors.

    Superior mount performance combined with 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. When it comes to the Celestron HD series 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... It's a vision you'll never forget.

  • specifications

    Aperture279.4 mm (11")
    Back Focus146.05mm
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection3.29”x16 tpi
    ComputerizedComputerized
    Corrected Image Circle42mm
    Dawes Limit0.42 arcseconds
    Dew Shield Size305mm
    Focal Length2800 mm
    Focal Ratiof/10
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Highest Magnification558.8x
    Instrument Capacity75 lbs
    Latitude Range3 to 56 Degrees
    Light Gathering Power1593x
    Limiting Magnitude16
    Mount Head Weight52.6lbs
    Optical DesignModified SCT
    PECYes
    PortsAutoguide Port
    PortsAuxiliary
    PortsHand Controller
    PortsUSB 2.0
    Power Consumption12V 2.5A max
    Secondary Obstruction92.3mm
    Slew Speed4 Degrees Per Second
    Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & Losmandy
    Tracking RatesLunar
    Tracking RatesSidereal
    Tube Diameter305mm
    Tube Length610mm
    Tube Weight28 lbs
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
    Worm Wheel Diameter114mm
  • included items

    • 11-inch Corrected Schmidt-Cassegrain HD OTA.
    • CGX-L EQ Mount.
    • CGX-L Heavy Duty Tripod with Adjustable 2.75-inch steel Legs.
    • Accessory Tray.
    • 9x50 Optical Finder.
    • 2-inch/ Star Diagonal with a 1.2-inch Adapter.
    • 2-inch/ 23mm Luminos Wide-Angle Eyepiece.
    • NexStar+ Hand Controller.
    • 2 Counterweights, 22 lb each.
    • NexRemote CD ROM Software.
    • DC Power Cable/ Cigarette Lighter Adapter.
    • 2 Year Warranty.

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JF
08/12/2021
Joe F.
United States United States
Polar Alignment is Critical

Great, but it took a while for me to get it going for Astrophotography. I did only visual for about a year using the 14 edge hd and was satisfied with the tracking but I did not have much success getting more than 4 second exposures, as the stars became elongated and the DSO's were blurry. I even ordered another GEM because I thought that I had a lemon mount for astrophotography. Thank goodness the mount I ordered was on back order, so while I was waiting for my new mount to replace the CGX-L, I ordered the Celestron polar alignment scope. WOW!!!!, once I polar aligned my scope I was getting 2 minute exposures and every aspect of the mount improved over 100%!!! I use a live video stacking Mallincam camera and use my system as a travel scope so I was not interested in doing long exposures and the 2 minute exposure is plenty of time to get fantastic videos and live stack images. The bottom line is be SURE to POLAR ALIGN before each imaging session and you will have a mount that WILL meet your needs at the best price available. So I cancelled my order for the new GEM that I do not need and saved $5000, in the process. So the malfunction was not the CGX-L, it was my fault for not following recommendations to Polar Align!!! OPT did refund my order on the GEM I did not need. I can say with joy, that OPT and Celestron are a Great Bunch to purchase from, obtain information from, and maintain a customer/vendor friendship with. Thanks Again OPT and Celestron!!!!!!!!

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07/22/2021
Curt
United States United States
CGXL the ultimate mount?

I've run a CGE mount for 15 years pushing the load limits, held out as mounts come and go, and then the CGXL came out, heard a lot of good things about it, time to step it up. WOW! Last night I rough aligned towards North and set altitude using the gauge on the mount nothing fancy, performed a two-star alignment, the moon was super bright it was late done for the night. Today I used 'last alignment' to see if I could find any planets during the day. I was stunned to see Mercury, Venus, and Sirius slewed almost directly centered in the eyepiece first time! Amazing! This mount far exceeds expectations ! The feel, the sound, 'Go to' accurate tracking everything about this mount is all business, looking forward to imaging stay tuned for an update. Note: If you have an observatory you will need an adapter plate to attach the mount to the pier, should be mentioned if purchasing w/out the tripod? The 110-volt power supply does not come with it. The manual is a PDF file, would prefer a hard copy. Cheers!

GR
05/11/2021
Gordon R.
United States United States
Dead on tracking and pointing.

Easy to use and VERY accurate. Manual, precise polar alignment doesn't really take that long and with a high power reticle eyepiece very accurate. Doing high power solar and lunar I can walk away for half an hour and its still right on feature I was observing. I'm sure it would require little or no adjustment after an hour. Every thing high quality. Well worth the wait the recent wait.. I have two. One for 6" refractor and one for 14" SCT. Strongly recommend GPS unit. Adds significantly to accuracy and makes startup fast. Also dead centers Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn after sunrise and midday.

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04/09/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Good Combination of EQuipment

Delivery was as expected as to length, arrived undamaged and still in collimation. Mount is larger than expected, if you haven't seen the CGX-L in the field take a close look at the dimensions and weight. Breaks down into heavy, but manageable pieces. After a learning curve, the bundle works better than I expected.

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JH
01/04/2021
JEFFREY H.
United States United States
Very Surprised

I was not expecting it until the end of January due to COVID slowing down or outright stopping supply chain activity. Actually received it before xmas! Also received the equatorial mount early, also slumbering in its shipping crate. I have not opened either box yet, as they are most safe where they are. Should probably open, inspect and re-seal both. Will be happy to review both when my concrete slab is poured, observatory (SKYSHED) is assembled, and we get to polar alignment, First Light, etc.

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12/31/2020
Ray
United States United States
The price has gone thru the roof

What is being bought as an ota today, I received a cgem mount and ota for the same price in 2016