Celestron CGX-L with 11" RASA V2 - CE-12074

Brand: Celestron

SKU : CE-12074

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  • This 11-inch RASA V2 Schmidt Astrograph has speed and performance!
  • Wide-field f/2.2 system.
  • Short exposure times with the 620 mm focal length.
  • Exceptionally sharp 43.3 mm image circle.
  • Perfect for creating giant night-sky mosaics.
  • Electronic Celestron focuser.
  • 2 Year manufacturer's limited warranty!


Product Details

  • The Celestron CGX-L 11-inch RASA V2 pairs speed with performance, offering major advantages to astrophotographers by giving you a short focal length for relatively a large aperture.

    Its short focal length and large aperture results in a wide-field f/2.2 system offering better apparent tracking. With only a 620 mm focal length, exposure times are also greatly reduced when compared to traditional Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes. The Celestron CGX-L Equatorial Mount tracks 20-degrees past the meridian on either side to maximize the best imaging time.

    Below you'll see an incredible image of the Rosette Nebula taken by Jason Guenzel using the Triad Ultra filter on the super-fast f/2.2 Celestron RASA telescope! 

    Jason Guenzel Nebula with RASA and Triad Ultra

    The Rowe-Ackermann scopes are perfect for creating giant night sky mosaics, surveying and comet hunting. Designed with 4-element rare-earth glass, images are free of false color, coma, and field curvature.You'll be capturing better images in a fraction of the time, without the need of an autoguider! 

    Features of the Celestron RASA 11 V2 at a Glance 

    • An electronic Celestron focuser for that perfect focus every time!
    • A 12V MagLev fan reduces cool-down time and provides optimal airflow through the dust filtered optical tube. 
    • Better cable management with its internal cabling system.
    • Autoguider and USB ports for your convenience -there are four auxiliary ports.  

    Optimized Astrophotography

    Engineered as a complete astro-imaging system, every component of the RASA V2 is optimized for peak performance with DSLR and astronomical CCD cameras. Down to the thickness of the glass used in the included fully multi-coated optical window or an optional imaging filter, every component of the system has been taken into careful consideration to work together seamlessly.

    Celestron CGX-L Computerized Mount

    The backlash for this amazing mount is absolutely minimal. This is aided by the belt-driven worm gears, which have been spring loaded for optimal gear meshing, and then enlarged to a full 144 mm in diameter, to more accurately drive the heavier loads this mount was meant to carry.

    Innovative Software

    Technologies such as SkyPortal WiFi and StarSense AutoAlign are supported, and All-Star Polar Alignment technology is built-in, for faster and easier polar alignment. Telescope control software for automation and remote operation has been designed for the Celestron CGX in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments.

    This software features multi-point GoTo modeling, focusing, and plate solving. With this innovative software, no third party advanced PC control software is needed! An intuitive hand controller allows you to align and move the CGX-L with ease.

    Durable Tripod

    This mount comes atop a tripod perfect for use with it. The sturdy 2.75-inch thick steel legs come with graduated markings that make leveling quicker and easier all around. An included spreader bar adds even greater stability to this heavy-duty tripod while also giving you a few more places to store your eyepieces between use if your are using it with a visual telescope attached!

    Advanced Features of the Celestron RASA 11 V2

    • It provides more torque when active, while the design of the mount ensures that everything is controlled to the tightest, smoothest degree.
    • Boosted stability and portability with its lower center of gravity and compact design.
    • The EQ head's position is adjustable, allowing you to optimize it to match your tripod perfectly for an ideal center of gravity.
    • A dual fit head that permits a V-style or D-style dovetail, massively increasing the range of scopes that can be mounted atop this beautiful device!
    • The dovetail saddle has been expanded to 270 mm, allowing it to support larger optical tubes and broader payloads.
    • The CGX-L is simply more responsive, with enlarged spring-loaded worm gears and belt drives that minimize backlash. 
    • Carry handles to the adjustment knobs, making set-up and take-down both infinitely easier.
    • Another fascinating feature is that there is a clear window built into the motor covers, letting you keep an eye on the pulleys and belts.
    • NexStar hand controller and a database of over 40,000 objects, this state-of-the-art mount is definitely ready to take you on the greatest trip of the night sky possible!  


  • specifications

    Aperture279 mm (11")
    Back Focus72.8mm
    Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionM42x0.75
    Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionMale T—Thread (M42x0.75)
    Corrected Image Circle43.3mm
    Dawes Limit0.42 arcseconds
    Dew Shield Size330 mm
    Focal Length620 mm
    Focal Ratiof/2.2
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Highest Magnification558x
    Instrument Capacity75 lbs
    Latitude Range3 to 56 Degrees
    Light Gathering Power1589x
    Limiting Magnitude16
    Mount Head Weight52.6lbs
    Optical DesignRASA
    PortsAutoguide Port
    PortsHand Controller
    PortsUSB 2.0
    Power Consumption12V 2.5A max
    RMS Spot Size4.4 microns
    Secondary Obstruction114mm
    Slew Speed4 Degrees Per Second
    Telescope ConnectionDual/ V Style and D Style
    Tracking RatesLunar
    Tracking RatesSidereal
    Tube Diameter330mm
    Tube Length838mm
    Tube Weight43 lbs
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
    Worm Wheel Diameter114mm
  • included items

    • Celestron 11-inch RASA V2 (Rowe Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph.
    • Celestron CGX-L computerized mount.
    • M48 and T-thread camera adapters.
    • Electronic Celestron focuser.
    • CGX-L tripod: adjustable, 2.75-inch thick steel legs.
    • Spreader bar/ accessory tray.
    • (2x) Counterweights, 22 pounds each, with lock knob.
    • Celestron CPC/ NexStar+ computerized hand controller.
    • PWI Telescope Control Software.
    • DC power cable/ cigarette lighter adapter.
    • 8 mm Allen wrench/ found in the rear carry handle.
    • 2 Year manufacturer's limited warranty.

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