About the Celestron CGEM DX 1100 - 11" SCT and Computerized German Equatorial Mount...
Celestron Telescope''s CGEM DX 1100 features their high-end 11" Schmidt Cassegrian OTA with XLT coatings mounted on our brand new CGEM DX mount.
The Celestron CGEM DX mount is the newest member of Celestron'''s fully computerized Equatorial Celestron Telescope Mount series capable of carrying Celestron'''s high-end 11" and 14" optical tubes. The CGE PRO style , 2.75" tripod legs holds even the 14" optics securely while dampening vibration, which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing. Capable of holding 50 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 Celestron CGEM DX 1100 database.
Ergonomic Design - The CGEM DX Celestron Telescope Mount was designed to be ergonomically friendly with large Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs for quick and easy polar alignment adjustment. The internal RA and DEC motor wiring provides a clean look and an easy and trouble free set up.
Innovation - The CGEM DX series has a new innovative Polar alignment procedure called All-Star". All-Star allows users to choose any bright star, while the software calculates and assists with polar alignment. Another great feature of the Celestron Telescope CGEM DX sure to please astroimagers, is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC) which will allow users to train out the worm gear'''s periodic errors, while the Celestron Telescope Mount retains the PEC recordings.
Performance - For objects near the Meridian (imaginary line passing from North to South), the CGEM DX will track well past the Meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most ideal part of the sky. The Celestron Telescope CGEM mount has a robust database with over 40,000 objects, 100 user defined programmable objects and enhanced information on over 200 objects.
Power Management - Redesigned electronics deliver constant regulated power to the motors making them capable of driving the Celestron Telescope even when not perfectly balanced. This allows the CGEM DX to have the payload capacity of that of much larger Celestron Telescope Mounts without sacrificing smooth tracking motion and pointing accuracy across the entire sky.
Celestron CGEM DX 1100 - 11" SCT and Computerized German Equatorial Mount Features...
Celestron CGEM DX 1100 - 11" SCT and Computerized German Equatorial Mount Specifications...
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm): 280 mm (11 in)
Focal Length (mm): 2800 mm (110 in)
Focal Ratio: f/10
Eyepiece 1 (mm): 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 1: 70 x
Star Diagonal: 1.25
Mount: New CGEM DX Computerized Equatorial
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Tripod: Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Power Supply: Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification: 661 x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 40 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.7
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.5 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.41 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 1600 x
Angular Field of View (deg): 0.71
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 3.75 in (95 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 34 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 12 %
Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT Coatings
Optical Tube Length: 24 in (610 mm)
Telescope Weight: 145 lbs (66 kg)
Counterweights: 1 x 22 lbs
Motor Drive: Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds: 5o/sec, 2o/sec, 1o/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes: EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures: 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Software Precision: 24 bit, 0.08 calculation
Gear: Steel worm gear and 90 mm pitch diameter brass worm wheel
Computer Hand Control: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database: 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Power Requirements: 12 VDC 3.5 Amps
GPS: Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Eyepiece 1 Field of View (deg): .71 degrees
Celestron Product Number: 11000