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Celestron CGEM DX 1400 HD - 14" EdgeHD SCT & Computerized German Equatorial Mount - 11004

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About the Celestron CGEM DX 1400 HD - 14" EdgeHD SCT and Computerized German Equatorial Mount...

The Celestron Telescope CGEM DX 1400 HD combines Celestron'''s newly designed CGEM DX Computerized Equatorial mount with its new EdgeHD optical system. With more than 60% more light gathering power than the 11" telescope, the CGEM DX 1400 is Celestron''s largest optical system in its class. Featuring our premium StarBright XLT coatings and 14" of aperture, this Celestron Telescope gives you the brightest, clearest views whether observing planetary or deep-sky objects.

 

CGEM DX Mount - The CGEM DX mount is the newest member of our fully computerized Equatorial mount series capable of carrying Celestron''s high-end 11" and 14" optical tubes. The CGE PRO style, 2.75" leg tripod holds even 14" optics securely and vibration free, 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 database. German Equatorial Celestron Telescope Mounts are recognized for their rock solid stability, simple balancing and easy accessibility for attaching accessories. With sophisticated software features like the Hibernate function, the CGEM DX can maintain its star alignment night after night without needing to be re-aligned, making this Celestron Telescope an excellent choice for a permanent observatory facility.

 

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 Celestron Telescope 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 CGEM DX sure to please astroimagers, is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC) which will allow users to train out the worm gears 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 CGEM Celestron Telescope 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.

 

New Optical Design - The EdgeHD optical system takes all of the compact power popularized by the Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) and combines it with an improved high definition optical system for wide field, astrograph quality images. As a visual instrument, Celestron Telescope EdgeHD optics deliver pinpoint images even with your widest field eyepiece. You can search for all of the Messier Catalog objects and see hundreds of other equally interesting NGC, IC and Caldwell objects with amazing clarity. For astroimaging, the EdgeHD optics produce aberration-free images across your favorite CCD or DSLR camera. All EdgeHD optics are designed to produce an extremely flat focal plane precise enough to match the strict tolerances of the largest commercial CCD detectors, allowing all stars to be in tight focus to the very edge of the chip.

 

Diffraction Limited - Some companies boast that their telescopes give diffraction limited stars in the very center of the field of view. Celestron Telescope EdgeHD optics not only produce diffraction limited stars on axis, but maintain diffraction limited stars across the entire field of view of many of the most popular astrophotography cameras. Even at the very edge of a full frame camera chip, the EdgeHD delivers star sizes of only 1 arc second! Along with the newly designed optics, the EdgeHD also has re-designed mechanics guaranteed to help you get the maximum performance from your Celestron Telescope.

 

Mirror Locks - To hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift during imaging.

 

Tube Vents - Each vent has an integrated 60 micron micro-mesh filter allowing hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror.

 

Fastar Versatility - All Celestron Telescope EdgeHD optical tubes are 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/10, but also yields a field of view five times wider. The perfect combination for imaging your favorite wide field objects in a fraction of the time. (FASTAR imaging requires a third party lens assembly in place of the secondary mirror).

 

82 Degree Eyepiece - EdgeHD optical tubes come with Celestron'''s top of the line 2" barrel eyepiece. With a 23 mm focal length and 82 degree AFOV, you get an incredible combination of power and wide field of view. Plus this 6-element Celestron Telescope Eyepiece is optimized to deliver pinpoint images when used with a flat field Celestron Telescope. The EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane three-times flatter than the standard equivalent SCT telescope with diffraction limited stars to the very edge of the SBIG STL6303 field of view!

 

Don''t forget... Additional Celestron Telescope Eyepieces are also available - along with an extensive array of Celestron Telescope Accessories, too!

 

 

Celestron CGEM DX 1400 HD - 14" EdgeHD SCT and Computerized German Equatorial Mount Features...

 

  • 14" EdgeHD Optics

     

  • New CGEM DX Computerized Equatorial Mount

     

  • Celestron'''s premium StarBright XLT coatings

     

  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects

     

  • Ultra sturdy 2.75" steel tripod with Accessory Tray

     

  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

     

  • New aplanatic Schmidt telescope design produces aberration-free images across a wide field of view

     

  • Mirror tension locks hold the primary mirror in place and reduce image shift

     

  • Cooling vents allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror

     

  • Fastar compatible for fast f/2 imaging

     

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology

     

  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

     

  • New "All-Star" Polar alignment uses any bright star for a quick and accurate Polar alignment

     

  • Software Features include: Mount Calibration, Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, five Alignment Procedures

     

  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

     

  • 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 stars; solar system objects and asterisms

     

  • Permanent Programmable Periodic Error Correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives

     

  • Drive Motors - Low Cog DC Servo motor with integrated optical encoders offer smooth, quiet operation and long life. The motor armatures are skewed to minimize cogging which is required for low speed tracking.

     

  • Internal Cable wiring for trouble-free setup and transportation

     

  • Designated six-pin RJ-12 modular jack, ST-4 compatible guide port

     

  • Autoguide port and Auxiliary ports located on the electronic plate for long exposure astrophotography

     

  • Double-line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand
  • Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

     

  • RS-232 communication port on hand to control the telescope via a personal computer

     

  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer

     

  • GPS compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory

     

  • Precision machined 40 mm diameter steel Polar shafts supported by multiple tapered roller bearings and ball bearings.

     

  • Secure power plug ensures that the mount'''s power source is not accidentally disconnected
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    Celestron CGEM DX 1100 HD - 11" EdgeHD SCT and Computerized German Equatorial Mount Specifications...

    Optical Design: EdgeHD

    Aperture (mm): 356 mm (14 in)

    Focal Length (mm): 3910 mm (154 in)

    Focal Ratio: f/11

    Eyepiece 1 (mm): 23 mm (0.91 in)

    Magnification 1: 170 x

    Finderscope: 9x50

    Star Diagonal: 2"

    Mount: New CGEM DX Computerized Equatorial

    Optical Tube: Aluminum

    Tripod: Adjustable, Stainless Steel

    Power Supply: Car battery adapter

    Highest Useful Magnification: 841 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 (Compared to human eye): 2586 x

    Angular Field of View (deg): .48

    Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 4.5 in in (114 mm)

    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 32 %

    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 10 %

    Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT Coatings

    Optical Tube Length: 24 in (610 mm)

    Telescope Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)

    Counterweights: 2 x 22 lbs

    Motor Drive: Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes

    Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds: 5 /sec, 2 /sec, 1 /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): .67 degrees

    Celestron Product Number: 11004