Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

£10,249.00

  • Celestron 14″ SCT and CGX-L computerised equatorial mount package
  • 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Aluminium Optical Tube
  • 3910mm focal length (f/11)
  • Exceptional 34kg/75 lb load capacity.
  • Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loadsl
  • 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
CPWIAll-Star Polar AlignmentStarry NightStarbright XLT Coatings

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Description

The Celestron C14 f/11 SCT optical tube assembly (OTA) is their largest aperture telescope and offers great light gathering power (1593x that of the human eye). The telescope, due to its size and weight (21kg) is only available with the sturdy wide 3″ CGE bar for mounting on a suitable mount, with Celestron’s CGX or CGX-L (for astroimaging) being well suited. The C14 features Celestron’s StarBright XLT coatings on the corrector plate for maximum light transmission. The telescope has a 3910mm focal length (f/11) making it a good overall performer on a range of celestial objects. The telescope comes with a star diagonal for more comfortable viewing of high altitude objects and a 40mm Plossl eyepiece which gives 70x magnification. A 9×50 finderscope to help locate objects completes the package

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 DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture355.5mm (14″)
Focal Length3910mm (154″)
Focal Ratiof/11
Focal Length of Eyepiece 140mm (1.57″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 198x
Finderscope9×50
Star Diagonal2″ with 1.25″ adapter
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)2581x
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 fiber 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
Total Kit Weight210.8 lbs (95.61 kg)
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

Schmidt-Cassegrain 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

Weight113.943 kg
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