The CGE Pro 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is part of Celestron’s “Top-of-the-Line” German Equatorial mounted astronomical telescopes. With over three times the light gathering power of an 8” telescope, this observatory-class instrument is Celestron’s largest optical system in its class.
The 11089 model also features our premium StarBright XLT coatings and is FASTAR compatible for f/2 wide field imaging. 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. German Equatorial mounts are recognized as being the superior choice for astrophotography because of their rock solid stability, simple balancing and easy accessibility for attaching equipment. With sophisticated software features like Hibernate function, the CGE Pro can maintain its star alignment night after night without needing to be re-aligned, making it an ideal instrument for a permanent observatory facility.
The CGE Pro 1400 takes full advantage of its vast database of thousands of NGC and Abell galaxies as well as delivering a new level of detail to all your favorite deep sky objects. Turn this scope to the planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; see Cassini’s Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach.
Fastar Compatible - Equipped with a removable secondary mirror for fast f/2 CCD imaging. Not only does imaging in the FASTAR configuration allow for exposure times that are 25 times faster than at f/11, but also yields a field of view five times wider. Perfect combination for imaging your favorite wide field objects in a fraction of the time. (FASTAR imaging require a third party lens assembly in place of the secondary mirror).
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. 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.
Computerized Mount Features
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm): 355.5 mm (14 in)
Focal Length (mm): 3910 mm (154 in)
Focal Ratio: 11
Eyepiece 1 (mm): 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 1: 98 x
Star Diagonal: 2" with 1.25" adapter
Mount: CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Tripod: Adjustable, 2.75" Stainless Steel legs
Power Supply: Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification: 840 x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 51 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 15.3
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.39 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.33 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power: 2579 x
Angular Field of View (deg): 0.53 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds): 28 ft (8.53 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 4.5 in (114 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 32 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 10 %
Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Tube Length: 31 in (787 mm)
Optical Tube Weight: 45 lbs (20 kg)
Tripod and Pier Weight: 52 lbs (24 kg)
EQ Mount Weight: 75 lbs (34 kg)
Counterweight Bar: 5 lbs (2.27 kg)
Counterweights: 3 x 22 lbs
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 3.5A
Internal Clock: Yes
GPS: Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
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