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Celestron CGE Pro 1100 Computerised SCT-Cassegrain Telescope

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Features:
- 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
- Celestron premium StarBright XLT coatings
- CGE PRO 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



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The Celestron CGE Pro 1100 Computerised Telescope features a wide 11 inch aperture size which gives the user 40% more light gathering capability than the 9.25 inch! With so much power in your hands, you would still be able to transport it around to the darker skies of the country as the optical tube only weighs 27.5 lbs.

Top-Tier German Equatorial Mounted Telescopes
The new and improved mount that accompanies this telescope has an increased payload capacity that allows it to securely and easily handle the 11” telescope even when loaded with accessories and cameras. Even if you are just starting out in the field of astronomy, the softwares and alignment procedures on this telescope is so easy to use that you will find yourself progressing in no time. The All Star Polar Alignment will help you align your telescope using any bright star in the sky while the No-Tool polar alignment has hand knobs so that you can adjust the Altitude and Azimuth coordinates conveniently.

Uninterrupted imaging is now possible with this mount as it provides extended tracking past the Meridian of up to 20 degrees while the mount now has a maximum slew speed of over 5°/per second to suit all your tracking needs. The CGE Pro has the ability to center a star in your eyepiece or CCD within 5 arc minutes. The advanced point features of the NexStar system such as Calibration stars, Sync and Precise GoTo further improves pointing accuracy to as low as 1 arc minute in the targeted sky region. With all these features, the CGE Pro offers great balancing and stability for all astro-imaging enthusiasts.

Astrophotographer's Choice
The Celestron CGE Pro performs quite well for long exposure photography with most CCD devices or photographic equipment. High end image quality is delivered by its superbly crafted optical system combined with premium StarBright XLT coatings. Access its database of 40,000 celestial objects and you'll be occupied for hours on end.

The Celestron CGE Pro Telescopes have always been favored by astrophotographers. Its portability was designed for quick assembly making it easy to be stored and to be transported to your favourite sky-watching spot. It has been engineered to maximize support for the telescope and to reduce vibrations so that the telescope maintains its balance.

Being GPS compatible, use the built-in real time clock with one of Celestron's GPS accessory, and these telescopes will keep track and remember their exact location and time without having to enter the information into the hand control.

Celestron CGE Pro 1100 Computerised Telescope Features:
- 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
- Celestron premium StarBright XLT coatings
- CGE PRO 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






The Celestron CGE Pro 1100 Computerised Telescope features a wide 11 inch aperture size which gives the user 40% more light gathering capability than the 9.25 inch! With so much power in your hands, you would still be able to transport it around to the darker skies of the country as the optical tube only weighs 27.5 lbs.

Top-Tier German Equatorial Mounted Telescopes
The new and improved mount that accompanies this telescope has an increased payload capacity that allows it to securely and easily handle the 11” telescope even when loaded with accessories and cameras. Even if you are just starting out in the field of astronomy, the softwares and alignment procedures on this telescope is so easy to use that you will find yourself progressing in no time. The All Star Polar Alignment will help you align your telescope using any bright star in the sky while the No-Tool polar alignment has hand knobs so that you can adjust the Altitude and Azimuth coordinates conveniently.

Uninterrupted imaging is now possible with this mount as it provides extended tracking past the Meridian of up to 20 degrees while the mount now has a maximum slew speed of over 5°/per second to suit all your tracking needs. The CGE Pro has the ability to center a star in your eyepiece or CCD within 5 arc minutes. The advanced point features of the NexStar system such as Calibration stars, Sync and Precise GoTo further improves pointing accuracy to as low as 1 arc minute in the targeted sky region. With all these features, the CGE Pro offers great balancing and stability for all astro-imaging enthusiasts.

Astrophotographer's Choice
The Celestron CGE Pro performs quite well for long exposure photography with most CCD devices or photographic equipment. High end image quality is delivered by its superbly crafted optical system combined with premium StarBright XLT coatings. Access its database of 40,000 celestial objects and you'll be occupied for hours on end.

The Celestron CGE Pro Telescopes have always been favored by astrophotographers. Its portability was designed for quick assembly making it easy to be stored and to be transported to your favourite sky-watching spot. It has been engineered to maximize support for the telescope and to reduce vibrations so that the telescope maintains its balance.

Being GPS compatible, use the built-in real time clock with one of Celestron's GPS accessory, and these telescopes will keep track and remember their exact location and time without having to enter the information into the hand control.

Celestron CGE Pro 1100 Computerised Telescope Features:
- 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
- Celestron premium StarBright XLT coatings
- CGE PRO 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




Specifications
Specifications "
Model CEL-11087
Manufacturer Celestron
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 279.4 mm (11 in)
Focal Length (mm) 2800 mm (110 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 1 70 x
Finderscope 9x50
Star Diagonal 1.25
Mount CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial
Optical Tube Aluminum
Tripod Adjustable, 2.75"" Stainless Steel legs
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification 660 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 40 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.7
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.5 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.42 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 1593 x
Angular Field of View (deg) 0.53 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 28 ft (8.53 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 3.75 in (95 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12 %
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Tube Length 24 in (610 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 27.5 lbs (12 kg)
Tripod and Pier Weight 52 lbs (24 kg)
EQ Mount Weight 75 lbs (34 kg)
Counterweight Bar 5 lbs (2.27 kg)
Counterweights 2 x 22 lbs
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds 5.5 deg/s, 2 deg/s, 0.5 deg/s, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, 0.5x
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align, 1-Star Align
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Power Requirements 12 VDC 3.5A
Internal Clock Yes
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
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User Level For Advanced
Telescope Type Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture Size 279mm
Focal Length 2800mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Highest Practical Magnification 660x
Finderscope 9x50
Eyepieces 40mm
Mount Type Computerized Mount
Tripod Steel
Warranty 2 Years Limited Warranty
Warranty
Celestron Limited Warranty

Celestron warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the length of time specified by this product to the original owner. Each product will list the warranty for it on our website.

Celestron will repair or replace the product which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship and within the definitions of the limits described below.

This warranty is effective January 1, 2012, and supersedes all other warranties as noted in brochures, instruction manuals, product packaging, etc.

This warranty does not cover products that have been subject to abuse, misuse, physically damaged, altered, or had unauthorized repairs or modifications. This warranty does not cover defects due to normal wear and tear and other conditions.

Celestron shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace any binocular or spotting scope covered by this warranty within thirty calendar days of receipt. If it takes longer, the customer will be notified.

If warranty problems arise, or if you need assistance in using your product, please contact our Customer Service.

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