The CGE Pro 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is part of Celestron's "Top-of-the-Line" German Equatorial mounted astronomical telescopes. With the optical tube assembly of the CGE Pro 1100 weighing only 27.5 lb., this telescope is still portable enough to be taken to dark skies, and it has 89% more light gathering power than an 8" telescope and more than 40% more than the 9.25".
This telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment; it is a serious scientific research tool that comes with Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings.
For astrophotography, the German Equatorial mount offers easier balancing, unlimited space at the rear of the telescope tube to mount a camera, and whole sky access. Now you can enjoy all of the NexStar software and database features with the extra stability and portability of a German Equatorial mount.
In addition to being fully computerized with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects, the CGE Pro German Equatorial mount has been completely redesigned to offer numerous design advantages:
In addition to these improvements, the Celestron line of German Equatorial mounts has long been recognized for features preferred by visual observers and astrophotographer alike. Among them include:
All CGE mounted telescopes are compatible with Celestron's SkySync GPS Accessory (93969). Combine the GPS and built-in real time clock and these telescopes will keep track and remember their exact location and time without having to enter the information into the hand control.
For more information about Celestron's new mount, go to the CGE Pro mount web page.
OPTICAL DESIGN: Schmidt-Cassegrain
APERTURE: 279.4 mm (11 in)
FOCAL LENGTH: 2800 mm (110.24 in)
FOCAL RATIO: 10.02
MOUNT: CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial
OPTICAL TUBE: Aluminum
EYEPIECE 1: 40 mm (1.57 in)
MAGNIFICATION 1: 70 x
STAR DIAGONAL: 1.25
TRIPOD: Adjustable, 2.75" Stainless Steel legs
CD ROM: NexRemote control software with RS232 cable
POWER SUPPLY: Car battery adapter
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 660 x
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 40 x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 14.7
RESOLUTION (RAYLEIGH): 0.5 arcsec
RESOLUTION (DAWES): 0.42 arcsec
LIGHT GATHERING POWER: 1593 x
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW: 0.53 °
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS): 28 ft (8.53 m)
OPTICAL COATINGS: Starbright XLT Coating
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION: 3.75 in (95.25 mm)
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA: 11.6 %
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER: 34.1 %
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 24 in (609.6 mm)
OPTICAL TUBE WEIGHT: 27.5 lb (12.47 kg)
TRIPOD AND PIER WEIGHT: 52 lb (23.59 kg)
EQ MOUNT WEIGHT: 75 lb (34.02 kg)
COUNTERWEIGHT BAR: 5 lb (2.27 kg)
COUNTERWEIGHTS: 2 x 22 lb
SLEW SPEEDS: Nine slew speeds 5.5 deg/s, 2 deg/s, 0.5 deg/s, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, 0.5x
TRACKING RATES: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
TRACKING MODES: EQ North and EQ South
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES: 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align, 1-Star Align
DATABASE: 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
POWER REQUIREMENTS: 12 VDC 2.5A
INTERNAL CLOCK: Yes
GPS: Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory
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