Celestron CGE Pro 1400 HD 14" Edgehd Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope 9x50 Finderscope

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Celestron CGE Pro 1400 HD 14" Edgehd Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope 9x50 Finderscope -

The CGE Pro 1400 HD Computerized Telescope from Celestron features a Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system. This compound, or catadioptric, light-path employs a combination of mirrors and lenses that offer a large high-resolution aperture, a shorter tube length and enhanced portability. This telescope has an 11" aperture, a focal length of 3910 mm and a focal ratio of f/10.98.
EdgeHD optics are designed to produce aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. With a significant reduction in off-axis star coma and a flat astrograph quality image plane to the edges of the field of view, the EdgeHD system is capable of imaging diffraction limited stars of 1 arcsec at the edges of a full-frame sensor.
The optical path consists of a zero power corrector plate, a spherical primary mirror and a secondary mirror along with a set of field flattening lenses integrated into the baffle tube. The resulting imaging plane is 3 times flatter than the field produced by a standard SCT telescope. EdgeHD telescopes feature StarBright XLT multi-layer coatings on the primary and secondary mirrors for increased reflectivity. The corrector is also fully coated to ensure enhanced anti-reflection characteristics.
EdgeHD optics optimize an image circle with a 42 mm diameter around the center of the field of view. This circle completely covers the diagonal of a full-frame DSLR camera or a standard 35mm film frame. As such, it extends significantly beyond the diagonal of APS-C sensors and the smaller chips used in specialized astrophotography CCD cameras. Further refinement of the system's imaging capabilities is managed via mirror tension clutches that help support the primary mirror and minimize its lateral movement. This enhancement is particularly important to astrophotographers as it significantly improves the system's stability and imaging clarity.

Lining and Layers:

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


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


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


  • 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
  • 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 improved tracking precision


  • 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
  • CGE Pro 1400 HD - HD Features: New aplanatic Schmidt telescope design produces aberration-free images across a wide field of view
  • 4 point RA and DEC clutch system for no-slip pointing precision
  • Heavy Duty stainless steel tripod adjustable from 38 - 55
  • Fastar compatible for fast f/2 imaging
  • Spring loaded DEC worm to minimize backlash and make guiding easy
  • 12 VDC Servo Motors with integrated optical encoders
  • Mirror tension locks hold the primary mirror in place and reduce image shift
  • New All-Star Polar Alignment routine for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  • 9 x 50 finderscope with quick release bracket to help accurately find objects
  • Permanent Programmable Periodic Error Correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • CGE Pro 1400 HD - Computerized Mount Features: EdgeHD optics deliver crisp aberration-free images. They are designed to produce an extremely flat focal plane to match the strict tolerances of the largest commercial CCD detectors
  • Autoguide port, PC port and Auxiliary ports located on the electronic pier for long exposure astrophotography
  • Precision worm drive system - .75
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
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Alignment Procedures:2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align, 1-Star Align
Angular Field of View:0.48deg.
Aperture:356 mm (14.02 in)
CD ROM:NexRemote control software with RS232 cable
Database:40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Eyepiece 1:23 mm (0.91 in)
Finderscope:9 x 50
Focal Length:3910 mm (153.94 in)
Focal Ratio:10.98
Highest Useful Magnification:841x
Internal Clock:Yes
Latitude range:10deg. to 65deg. Northern or Southern Hemispheres
Light Gathering Power:2586x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:15.3
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds):28 ft (8.53 m)
Lowest Useful Magnification:51x
Magnification 1:170x
Mount:CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial
Optical Coatings:Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Design:EdgeHD Optics
Optical Tube:Aluminum
Optical Tube Dimensions:OTA length: 31" / 787.4 mm
Power Requirements:12 VDC 3.5A
Power Supply:Car battery adapter
Resolution (Dawes):0.33 arcsec
Resolution (Rayleigh):0.39 arcsec
Secondary Mirror Obstruction:4.5 in (114.3 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:0.103
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:0.321
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
Weight:OTA: 45 lb / 20.4 kg Tripod and Pier: 52 lb / 23.59 kg EQ Mount: 75 lb / 34.02 kg Counterweight Bar: 5 lbs (2.27 kg)

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