Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Brand: Celestron

SKU : CE-12071

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  • 11 Inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Heavy Duty Tripod
  • CGX-L Mount
  • Programmable PEC
  • Internal Cable wiring
  • Flash Upgradeable Hand and Motor Control Software

Product Details

  • If you're looking to get into professional-grade astronomy and astrophotography, this Celestron telescope, mount, and tripod combo is a perfect choice. The CGX-L mount keeps all necessary capabilities of the original CGX while increasing the payload capacity. Maintain your alignment night after night with the hibernate function, allowing your imaging experience to begin as soon as you're ready.


    Celestron's CGX-L 1100 features the high-end 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA with XLT coatings mounted on the CGX-L mount. The CGX-L mount is a fully computerized Equatorial mount series capable of carrying Celestron's high-end 11" and 14" optical tubes. The CGE PRO style, 2.75" leg tripod holds even our 14" optics securely while dampening vibration, which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing. Capable of holding 55 lbs of payload and slewing at 5 degrees per second, you will be able to instantly point to any of the celestial objects in the database.

    German Equatorial mounts are recognized for their exceptional stability, simple balancing, and easy accessibility for attaching accessories. With sophisticated software features like the Hibernate function, the CGX-L can maintain its star alignment night after night without needing to be re-aligned, making it an excellent choice for a permanent observatory facility.


    The Celestron CGX-L Mount has an innovative design that improves on its predecessors in every imaginable way. It was the product of over three years of innovative design and planning, and it showed in every aspect of its exceptional level of performance. The CGX-L is an even further upgrade, a retrofit and redesign of that basic concept to adapt it for heavier payloads and greater staying power. Minimal sacrifices to convenience were made for maximum increases in payload capacity and stability and the CGX-L was born as a Heavyweight German Equatorial Mount capable of carrying 75lbs.

    The Celestron CGX-L and CGX series has 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.


    The Celestron CGX-L mount is incredibly ergonomic, from the convenient carrying handles to the easy to use and turn knobs and also mount boasts drastically reduced backlash and improved stability from the original CGX. 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. This mount uses larger worm gears that help with maintaining the same level of stability and reduced backlash even when lifting the full 75 lb. payload capacity of this mount.

    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.

  • specifications

    Aperture279.4 mm (11")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection3.29”x16 tpi
    Dawes Limit0.42 arcseconds
    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 DesignSCT
    PortsAutoguide Port
    PortsHand Controller
    PortsUSB 2.0
    Power Consumption12V 2.5A max
    Secondary Obstruction95mm
    Slew Speed4 Degrees Per Second
    Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & Losmandy
    Tracking RatesLunar
    Tracking RatesSidereal
    Tube Diameter305mm
    Tube Length610mm
    Tube Weight27.5 lbs
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
    Worm Wheel Diameter114mm
  • included items

    • CGX-L 11 Inch Schmidt-Cassegrain OPT
    • CGX-L Mount
    • CGX-L Heavy Duty Tripod with adjustable 2.75 in Steel Legs
    • Accessory Tray
    • 9x50 Optical Finder
    • 1.25 Inch Star Diagonal
    • 1.25 Inch Eyepiece/ 40mm
    • NexStar+ Hand Controller
    • 2 Counterweights, 22 lb each
    • DC Power Cable/ Cigarette lighter Adapter
    • NexRemote CD ROM Software
    • 2 Year Warranty

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