The Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD Telescope is a supreme visual instrument or, with optional wedge and CCD cameras, a serious astrophotographer's tool!
Although large in aperture, with its conveniently located carrying handles and an optical tube weight, with forks attached of 66 lb, the Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD is still portable enough to set up in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location yet gives you a huge amount of aperture. The CPC Deluxe feature Celestron's remarkable EdgeHD optics. The EdgeHD design is a modified Schmidt-Cassegrain which creates an extremely flat field of view, ideal for astrophotography.
Main Features of the CPC Deluxe Mount
The Celestron CPC Deluxe mount uses an internal GPSreceiver that automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth. This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude, and latitude.
Use the CPC Deluxe hand control to manually point (slew) the telescope to any three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the stars and you may even pick the moon or bright planets!
Celestron's NexStar(R) software technology will model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet and celestial object above the horizon. Learn more about them on your remote hand control!
The Celestron CPC Deluxe Database
It contains over 40,000 celestial objects! User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier.
Filter Limits let you filter out objects that are outside your local horizon (ie, if trees or mountains were in the way).
The Identify feature tells you what you're looking at with your Celestron CPC Deluxe. Just point the telescope up somewhere and ask it to identify Messier objects (for instance) and it will show you the 5 nearest Messier objects to your position and let you GoTo them.
Celestron EdgeHD Optics
The EdgeHD telescope series features an Aplanatic Schmidt optical system that produces pinpoint star images all the way to the edge of the field. Celestron Edge is coma-free and has a built-in field flattener to ensure sharp focus all the way to the edge of the field.
EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than other competing coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across some of the largest CCD chips available today.
Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 Telescope Features
The Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD telescope is an 11-inch aberration-free, modified Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings on a fully computerized dual fork arm AltAzimuth mount.
Proven NexStar computer control technology includes 40,000 object database, 400 user-definable objects, with expanded information on over 200 objects.
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 star; solar systems; objects; and asterisms.
Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics offer a quieter, smoother ride than ever before. Constant power is delivered to the drives as well allowing the telescope to perform even when not perfectly balanced.
The Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark. It also features sturdy 2-inch steel legs and an accessory tray.
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process, also aided by the Internal GPS. The included 9 x 50 optical Finderscope also aids in alignment.
Flash upgradeable software to the hand control and motor control units, downloads product updates over the Internet (including the latest firmware for All-Star polar alignment).
Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location with several sturdy handles. Large knobs help with easy setup and breakdown.
Permanent PEC and convenient remote hand control holder that allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope.
Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider and NexRemote telescope control software with RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer.
CPC Deluxe 1100 Telescope Specs:
Optical Design - Celestron Edge HD Optics.
Aperture - 11-inch (280 mm).
Focal Length - 110.24-inch (2800 mm).
Focal Ratio - f/10.
Finder Scope - 50 mm Celestron Finder with Quick Release Bracket.
Mount - Dual Fork Arm.
Optical Tube - Aluminum Construction.
Highest Useful Magnification - 661x.
Lowest Useful Magnification - 40x.
Limiting Stellar Magnitude - 14.7.
Resolution - 0.50 Arcsec.
Eyepiece - Celestron 23 mm Plossl, 122x magnification.
Accessory Tray - Die-Cast Aluminum.
Tripod - Heavy Duty Stainless Steel.
Software - Celestron NexRemote with RS232 Cable.
Weight - Telescope = 66 lb; Tripod = 27 lb.
Celestron CPC Deluxe Mount Specs:
Mount Type: Dual Fork Arm.
Accessory Tray: Die Cast Aluminum Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder.
Tripod: Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Adjustable.
Power Requirements: Car battery adapter.
Highest Useful Magnification: 661x.
Lowest Useful Magnification: 40x.
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.7.
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.5 arc seconds.
Resolution (Dawes): 0.41 arc seconds.
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 1600x.
Apparent Field of View: 0.67 degrees.
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 95 mm (3.75 inches).
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 34%.
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 12%.
Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT Coating.
Total Telescope Kit Weight: 97 lb (44 kg).
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar.
Tracking Modes: Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South.
Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-star Align, SolarSystem Align, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align.