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Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope - 12072

Celestron   ——   SKU: CEL-12072
$9,944.00 CAD
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Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

  • 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Celestron premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • CGX-L computerized Equatorial mount
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain mechanism that moves the primary mirror to adjust focus is supported by two pre-loaded ball bearings, minimizing the "mirror flop" typical of bushing focus mechanisms
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod adjustable from 38 - 55"
  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

This Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope package combines the famous 14" aperture Schmidt-Cass telescope by Celestron sitting atop their newly designed CGX-L Computerized Equatorial mount which is the latest addition to their fully computerized equatorial mount series.  The large 14" aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (OTA) has long been a favorite with serious astronomers. Capable of carrying  Celestron’s largest optical tubes with ease, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity to weight ratio, Fastar compatible, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories.

Key design goals included larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes, remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport.  COMPACT.  ERGONOMIC.  INNOVATIVE.

Here are some of the new features Celestron incorporated into this mount:

  • Increased 75lb load capacity offers exceptional load capacity-to-weight ratio
  • Additional Aux accessory ports and autoguider port on the Dec axis for better cable management
  • Larger 144mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads
  • Longer 270mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
  • Massive 70mm stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads
  • New accessory tray holds three 1.25” and two 2” eyepieces with an upright stand for holding your smartphone or tablet
  • Heavy duty, 31.5mm stainless steel counterweight shaft to support additional counterweights
  • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope custom designed for CGX and CGX-L
  • Supports WiFi and wireless operation (optional) accessories such as StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module (these items are sold separately)
  • Compact, lower profile equatorial head provides improved stability and portability. Sturdy and more rigid, with quicker dampening time
  • Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
  • Heavy duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation at full capacity
  • Clear windows built into motor covers so pulleys and belts can be monitored
  • Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear meshing
  • Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
  • Internal hard stops for both axes prevent cable tension and tripod strike
  • Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation
  • Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset
  • Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stops (fail safe)
  • Includes Celestron's new PWI telescope control software, co-developed by PlaneWave Instruments. Software features multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy
  • Software Polar Align: “All-Star Polar Alignment” allows quick and very precise polar alignment. Align on any bright named star without extra polar alignment accessories, apps, or other assistance
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range
  • Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle
  • +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
  • Redesigned tripod has a widened stance for added stability. The minimum tripod height has also been lowered; Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport
  • Integrated handles for easy transport and portability
  • All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads. Stationary latitude knob with a newly-designed linkage system greatly reduces the amount of friction when polar aligning the mount. Redesigned azimuth adjustment with low-friction Teflon bearings to make adjustments easy under full load. No more binding or rough adjustments!
  • Includes an easy-to-read latitude scale
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 355.5 mm (14 in)
Focal Length 3910 mm (154 in)
Focal Ratio 11
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 98 x
Finderscope 9x50
Star Diagonal 2" with 1.25" adapter

 

Mount Specifications:

  • Mount:                                   German Equatorial
  • Instrument load capacity:      75lb
  • Tripod height adjustment range:    35.75” to 52.75”
  • Tripod leg diameter:               2.75"
  • Latitude adjustment range:    3º-65º
  • Tripod Weight:                        46.2lb
  • EQ Head Weight w/o Counterweight Shaft:    47lb
  • Total EQ Head Weight:           52.6lb
  • Max Slew Speed:                   4º/second (3º/second is default)
  • Tracking Rates:                      Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar
  • Number of Auxiliary ports:     4
  • Autoguide port:                     Yes
  • USB Port:                              Yes
  • Software:                               Celestron /PlaneWave Instruments
  • Included Items:                      CGX-L Equatorial Head
  • CGX-L Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • 1 x 22 lb Counterweight
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
  • 8 mm Allen Wrench (contained in rear carry handle)
Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope - 12072 for $10123.65 at Khan Scope Centre
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