Celestron 14" CGE Pro 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Faster Telescope with CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial Mount 3910mm (153.94") Focal Length

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Celestron 14" CGE Pro 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Faster Telescope with CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial Mount 3910mm (153.94") Focal Length -

The Celestron CGE Pro 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is part of "Top-of-the-Line" German Equatorial mounted astronomical telescopes. The 11089 model features the 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.

Lining and Layers:

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

Support and Cushioning:

  • 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

Comfort:

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

Manufactured:

  • Drive Motors - High quality motors with seven slot skewed armature to minimize magnetic cogging for quiet operation and long life. Precision made cut-steel gears in gearbox for Improve tracking precision.
  • Precision worm drive system - .75" pitch dia. precision made steel worm preloaded with two .87" OD ball bearings to minimize run-out (a source of periodic error). 255 tooth 6" pitch dia. precision made worm wheel with enveloping brass teeth
  • Bearing and Shaft - Main shafts are made from 1.57" diameter steel tubing with .40" wall thickness with two preloaded 2.68" O.D. tapered roller bearings on each axes

Features:

  • Permanent programmable periodic error correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
  • Autoguide port, PC port and auxiliary ports located on the electronic pier for long exposure astrophotography
  • Celestron premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Spring loaded DEC worm to minimize backlash and makes guiding easy.
  • 4 point RA and DEC clutch system for no-slip pointing precision
  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • 12VDC Servo Motors with integrated optical encoders
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • New All-Star Polar Alignment routine for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • FASTAR compatible optical tube for f/2 imaging
  • CGE PRO computerized Equatorial mount
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod adjustable from 38 - 55"
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • 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 star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
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Alignment Procedures:2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align, 1-Star Align
Angular Field of View:0.53 °
Aperture:355.5 mm (14")
CD ROM:NexRemote control software with RS232 cable
Counterweight Bar:5 lb (2.27 kg)
Counterweights:3 x 22 lb
Database:40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Dimensions:31" (787.4 mm) - Optical Tube Length
EQ Mount Weight:75 lb (34.02 kg)
Eyepiece 1:40 mm (1.57")
Finderscope:9x50
Focal Length:3910 mm (153.94")
Focal Ratio:11
GPS:Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory
Highest Useful Magnification:840x
Internal Clock:Yes
Latitude range:10° to 65° northern or southern hemispheres
Light Gathering Power:2579x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:15.3
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds):28 ft (8.53 m)
Lowest Useful Magnification:51x
Magnification 1:98x
Mount:CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial
Optical Coatings:Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Design:Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube:Aluminum
Optical Tube Weight:45 lb (20.41 kg)
Power Requirements:12 VDC 2.5A
Power Supply:Car battery adapter
Resolution (Dawes):0.33 arcsec
Resolution (Rayleigh):0.39 arcsec
Secondary Mirror Obstruction:4.5" (114.3 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:0.103
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:0.322
Slew Speeds:Nine slew speeds 5.5 deg/s, 2 deg/s, 0.5 deg/s, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, 0.5x
Software Features include:Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, five alignment methods and user-defined slew limits.
Star Diagonal:2" with 1.25" adapter
Tracking Modes:EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates:Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod:Adjustable, 2.75" Stainless Steel legs
Tripod and Pier Weight:52 lb (23.59 kg)
Warranty:Celestron 2 years limited warranty

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