Celestron 14" EdgeHD OTA with CGE Mount Plate
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Celestron 14" EdgeHD OTA with CGE Mount Plate
The Celestron 355.6 mm (14-inch) EdgeHD OTA with CGE Mount Plate is a large astrograph-quality telescope with great performance. With a focal length of 3916 mm is it ideal for capturing wide-field deep-space imaging.
A high-end astrograph level Cassegrain telescope series provides the finest optics possible. Producing premium features like coma-free high definition images to the very edge-of-field, make the Celestron HD series the new gold standard in astro-imaging.
EdgeHD Optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than other coma-free designs. Coupled with Celestron's StarBright XLT coating group on every surface, EdgeHD optics give you maximum light across the widest visual and photographic spectrum. This guarantees visibly sharp stars across some of the largest CCD chips available today! When putting across the widest visual and photographic spectrum. It's a vision you'll never forget.
Special Features of the EdgeHD 14 OTA
- Mirror Support Knobs - Flexible tension clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when rotating the tube around the mount.
- Tube Vents - Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror.
- Fastar Versatility - All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar compatible for imaging down to f/2 with optional accessories.
- Brighter Star Images - Light becomes more concentrated when focused precisely. This maximizes image brightness.
Celestron Product Number: 91060-XLT
|AP||14 inches and Larger (355+mm)|
|Aperture||356 mm (14")|
|Focal Length||3916 mm|
|Optical Design||Modified SCT|
|OTA Mount Type||CGE Dovetail|
|OTA Weight||46 lbs.|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
- Celestron 1400 EdgeHD 355.6 mm (14-inch) Corrected SCT OTA.
- CGE Mount Plate.
- 9x50 Optical Finderscope.
- 2-inch Eyepiece: 23 mm Axiom.
- 2-inch Star Diagonal with a 1.25-inch Adapter.
Nothing but great, and the service was so good that I am now, only, going to purchase with OPT. Your prices are better, or at least the same, as anyone else. Since u guys r so service oriented, the only way to go is with OPT. Thanks, and don’t change a thing. Regards, Joe Fournet Lafayette, LA
OPT delivers again!
I completely agree with the first reviewer. It's a pity the company went cheap on several components of its flagship instrument. In addition, the optional 0.7X focal reducer is way overpriced. While it works well both visually and photographically, contrary to claims it does not have a 40 degree clear fov, and vignettes considerably with a full frame DSLR
The OTA itself is quite good. It's also considerably overly priced for what it is. I give it four stars rather than five because it's overpriced. Minor nit, especially if you don't use the finder scope much: I found the finder scope and bracket somewhat lacking. The finder scope is not illuminated. That can make the cross-hairs difficult to discern at times. Worse though is that the finder scope dovetail mounting has been considerably cheapened and made difficult to align. If you plan to use the finder scope at all, buy yourself a better finder scope dovetail mount, such as the Celestron 51149-A or the Losmandy RDF65. I happened to have one from an older C-14, so I just used that instead. If you're putting this OTA on an AP-1200 or a Paramount ME or MX, then I highly recommend dispensing with the dovetail and replacing it with an Andy Homeyer scope cradle. The scope cradle is expensive, but it provides a much firmer and more versatile mounting. Be sure to buy an ADM dovetail mounted weight system (ADM's is better designed than Losmandy's to help balance this OTA in the DEC axis. It's surprisingly more back-heavy than a regular C-14. Otherwise you may have to slide your OTA unacceptably far forward (or even impossibly far forward depending on your mount. The mirror locks are a nice touch and honestly do help minimize mirror flop on meridian flip and such, but they won't prevent image shift during focusing. You'll still want an external focuser, such as a TCF-Si, PDF, Atlas or the very innovative Clement focuser. The ideal back-focus distance for the C-14 EdgeHD is exactly 5.75 (146mm from the back of the larger opening (not the smaller one. If you can't place your image plane at this exact distance, then for best results you should error on the side of longer rather than shorter.