Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1400 HD Telescope

£11,750.00

  • Celestron 14″ EdgeHD and CGX-L computerised equatorial mount package
  • Celestron EdgeHD 14” HD aperture telescope
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission
  • A 9×50 finderscope, 2” mirror diagonal for more comfortable viewing, and 2” 23mm wide angle Luminos eyepiece included
  • Exceptional 34kg/75 lb load capacity CGX-L mount.
  • Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads
  • Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
  • Massive 70mm/2.75″  stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads
  • Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear mesh
  • Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
  • Includes Celestron’s new PWI telescope control software featuring multi-point mount modelling for extremely precise pointing accuracy
CPWIEdgeHDAll-Star Polar AlignmentStarry NightStarbright XLT Coatings

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Description

The Celestron CGX 1100 14″ aperture HD telescope package combines Celestron’s state of the art CGX-L computerised equatorial mount with the acclaimed EdgeHD optical system.

This 14″ aperture model, which is Celestron’s largest aperture OTA, is very popular with serious observers and astroimagers wanting a telescope with a huge light-grasp.  The telescope comes complete with a wide-angle 23 mm Luminos 2″ eyepiece, a 2” mirror diagonal and a 9×50 finderscope.

The EdgeHD telescope is an aplanatic, flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce more than just off-axis star coma; it also provides an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view.

Many optical designs that advertise themselves as “astrographs” actually only produce pinpoint stars across a curved focal plane. While this may be acceptable for some visual observing, stars will appear out of focus at the edge when used with the flat chip sensor of a digital camera. EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than competing coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across some of the largest CCD chips available today.  The superior edge performance of the EdgeHD not only creates rounder, more pleasing stars, but actually improves the resolution and limiting magnitude when compared to telescopes of equal aperture. With Celestron’s StarBright XLT optical coatings on every surface, EdgeHD optics gives you maximum light throughput across the widest visual and photographic spectrum.

Every EdgeHD that ships has been tested not only for the surface quality of each optical component, but also with a camera and artificial star to ensure the imaging system meets our rigid quality assurance. This “final acceptance test” confirms the EdgeHD will perform in the field and deliver high-quality astroimages.

In addition to EdgeHD’s optimised optical design, the telescope tube has been redesigned to make sure you get the most from your optics each and every night and has the following mechanical features.

  • Mirror clutches – Flexible tension clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when taking long exposure astro-images. Once focused, the flexible rods allow the mirror to be held in place without putting any force or pressure on the mirror assembly, keeping the image centered in the eyepiece (or on the sensor).
  • Tube vents – Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Each vent has an integrated 95-micron micromesh filter guaranteed to let warm air out without letting dust in.
  • Fastar versatility – EdgeHD is the most versatile imaging telescope available today. At its native f/10, you can achieve the image scale necessary to capture the smallest of deep sky objects. Add the optional reducer lens—custom-designed for your size EdgeHD tube—and you can increase your field of view without sacrificing optical performance. A Barlow gives you added power for high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar imaging. All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible, allowing the secondary mirror to be removed and replaced with a third party lens accessory for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging.

Celestron’s original CGX Equatorial mount was designed from the ground up to provide a solid and accurate platform for your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging requirements. The CGX-L computerised equatorial mount is the latest addition to Celestron’s fully computerised equatorial mount series and represents a significant upgrade to the original CGX mount.

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, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories. Celestron had a number of key design goals for the CGX-L which included an increased payload capacity, larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels, which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, and longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes.

The CGX-L still retains remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall. In addition to that, Celestron have made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport.

Furthermore, the mount can be controlled with software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments – called CPWI – and is supplied free with the mount. CPWI uses advance PointXP mount modelling that allows you to add 100+ points to an alignment model for the mount set up, for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible for your Celestron telescope. The software also features an All-Star Polar Alignment routine, motor focus control and plate solving. More details can be found here.

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Specifications
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical DesignEdgeHD
Aperture356mm (14″)
Focal Length3910mm (154″)
Focal Ratiof/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 123mm (.91″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1170x
Finderscope9×50
Star Diagonal2″ with 1.25″ adaptor
Optical TubeAluminium
Highest Useful Magnification840x
Lowest Useful Magnification51x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude15.3
Resolution (Rayleigh)0.39 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.33 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)2579x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction114mm (4.5″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter32%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area10%
Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length787mm (31″)
Optical Tube Diameter400.5mm (15.77″)
Optical Tube Weight46 lbs (21 kg)
DovetailCGE Dovetail Bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerised Equatorial
Instrument load capacity75 lbs (34 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)908.05mm – 1339.85mm (35.75″ – 52.75″)
Tripod Leg Diameter69.85mm (2.75″) Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
Latitude adjustment range3° – 65°
Mount Head Weight52.6 lbs (23.8 kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight46.2 lbs (21 kg)
Weight of Counterweights3 x 22 lbs
Slew Speeds9 slew speeds – max speed 3°/second
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesEQ North & EQ South
GPSN/A
Dovetail CompatibilityDual saddle plates (Vixen and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any Aux port, 2 are located near dovetail saddle)
Autoguide portYes, 2 ports (one is located near the dovetail saddle)
USB PortYes, input for Mount and Hand Control
Power Requirements12V DC, 3 amps
Motor DriveDC servo motors
Alignment Procedures2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error CorrectionYes
Computerised Hand ControlDouble line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fibre optic backlit LED buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
SoftwarePWI Telescope Control Software, Celestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Included ItemsCGX-L Equatorial Head | CGX-L Tripod | Accessory Tray | 3 x 22 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | 8mm Allen wrench (contained in rear carry handle)
Downloads

EdgeHD Optics Manual

CGX-L Mount Manual

Adaptor to Pier Info Guide

Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software Instruction Manual

Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM) Software

CPWI Software

Additional information

Weight113.293 kg
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