Celestron CGX 1100 Schmidt Cassegrain

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Brand: Celestron
SKU: 12052
$8,499.00

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Celestron CGX 1100 Schmidt Cassegrain

General Features

  • 11″ Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Aluminum Optical Tube
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 2800 mm focal length (f/10)
  • 40 mm eyepiece included (70x)
  • Visual back allows for use with 1.25″ accessories 9×50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount

Computerized Mount Features

  • All-new design. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
  • Increased load capacity to 55 lbs.
  • Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
  • Heavy Duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation 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 accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
  • Internal hard stops for both axes prevents cable tension and tripod strike
  • Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation
  • Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset
  • Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe
  • Brand new control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation and imaging
  • Software includes multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy and many more additional features for remote astroimaging
  • Wider tripod stance for improved stability
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range
  • Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle

Improved tripod includes:

  • 2″ steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
  • “Jack of all trays” can hold three 1.25″ eyepieces, two 2″ eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories
  • +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
  • Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

Improved ergonomics:

  • Two handles for easy pickup and transport
  • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
  • All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads
  • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope – coming soon

Electronics:

  • All-new NexStar+ hand control with USB port
  • Two AUX accessory ports to support wireless/WiFi alignment and operation with StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module accessories (sold separately)
  • USB 2.0 port, used to connect directly to PC with included software
  • Autoguider port
  • PPEC ready
  • Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector
  • Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)

Celestron CGX 1100 Specifications

Optical Tube Info:
Optical DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm)279.4 mm (11 in)
Focal Length2800 mm (110 in)
Focal Ratio10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 170x
Finderscope9×50
Star Diagonal1.25
Optical TubeAluminium
Highest Useful Magnification660x
Lowest Useful Magnification40x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude14.7
Resolution (Rayleigh)0.5 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.42 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)1593x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction3.75 in (95 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter34%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter12%
Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length24 in (610 mm)
Optical Tube Weight27.5lbs (12 kg)
Dovetail CompatibilityCGE Mount
Mount Info:
MountGerman Equatorial Mount
Instrument load capacity55lbs
Tripod height adjustment range47.25” to 77.5” including EQ headA
Tripod leg diameter2″
Latitude adjustment range3º-65º
Tripod Weight19.2lbs
EQ Head Weight44lbs
Max Slew Speed5º/second (4º/second is default)
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories)2
Autoguide PortYes
USB PortYes
SoftwareNew telescope control PC software
Included Items
CGX Equatorial Head
CGX Tripod
Accessory Tray
3 x11 lbs counterweights
NexStar+ Hand Control
DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

CGX Mount Instruction Manual

Celestron CGX 1100 Schmidt Cassegrain

SKU: 12052

** Due Oct 2022 **

The Celestron CGX 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the all-new state of the art CGX computerized equatorial mount. With the optical tube assembly of the CGX 1100 weighing only 27.5 lb., this telescope is still portable enough to be taken to dark skies, and it has 89% more light gathering power than an 8″ telescope and more than 40% more than the 9.25″.

The new CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits.  Key design goals included a lower profile EQ head, which provides a more compact and therefore more stable setup; a better drive system; remote operation-friendly with home and limit optical sensors; easier polar alignment adjustments; and better cable management. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and transport. The CGX is our new Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.

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