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Celestron CPC 1100 GPS XLT Computerized Telescope

- 11 inches of light-gathering aperture for the faintest space objects
- Fully computerized, GPS-enabled, GoTo technology with SkyAlign
- 40,000-object database with 400 user-definable objects
- 8x50 finderscope to help find objects easily
- Flash-upgradeable hand controller keeps you up to date
- NexRemote telescope control software operates your telescope via PC

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Regular Price: $5,699.00

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Retail Price $6,300.00

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Description

Celestron CPC 1100 XLT 11 Inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope



With the largest aperture of the Celestron CPC GPS line, the CPC 1100 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope delivers the most light gathering power and a limiting magnitude of nearly 15. The CPC 1100 GPS takes full advantage of its vast database of thousands of NGC and Abell galaxies and provides a new level of detail to all your favorite deep sky objects.

Celestron CPC Telescopes are available in three aperture size choices:

* 8 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
* 9.25 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
* 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Incredible Aperture Size and Clarity

The Celestron 11-Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain with StarBright XLT Coatings offers innovative technology that will allow you to look deep into space. This scope combines new SkyAlign alignment technology, advanced engineering, and a bold new design, all at an affordable price.

In fact, Celestron's Professional Computerized (CPC) Series with revolutionary SkyAlign alignment technology redefines everything that amateur astronomers are seeking. They offer quick and simple alignment, GPS, unsurpassed optical quality, ease of setup and use, advanced ergonomics, enhanced computerization, and value for money. The 11-inch CPC truly has it all.

The Celestron CPC Series includes an internal GPS receiver that automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites, pinpointing the telescope's precise location. This eliminates the need for you to input the date, time, longitude, and latitude manually.

Thanks to SkyAlign, alignment is a breeze. Simply locate and manually point the telescope towards three bright celestial objects - even the moon and bright planets will work. Celestron's NexStar software technology will then model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet, and celestial object above the horizon.

Computerized Convenience

Once aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its remarkably user-friendly database. The CPC's database contains more than 40,000 celestial objects, including Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, as well as NGC Galaxies, nebulae, and planets. User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier. When using the "filter limits" feature, only those objects that are above the horizon at your exact time, date, and location will be displayed.

The new CPC Series telescopes feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems manufactured in Celestron's facilities in Torrance, California. In addition, the CPC is available with StarBright XLT high-performance optical coatings. These use state-of-the-art, thin-film, vacuum-deposition technology. To ensure consistent optical coatings of the highest quality, the process is tightly monitored and controlled by highly trained technicians. The result is image clarity so stunning it must be seen to be believed.

This telescope includes the NexRemote software, enabling you to operate it remotely from a PC or laptop. NexRemote supplicates all of the functions and features of the NexStar software on the standard NexStar Hand Control. It also offers speech support, allows you to create and save custom tours, and uses Night Vision Mode to preserve night vision. The drive base and mechanics have been redesigned with larger gears and a quick-release clutch. It includes a new heavy-duty steel tripod with accessory tray and center leg support bracket to ensure stability.

Includes:

* 50mm finderscope with quick-release bracket
* 40mm Plossl eyepiece (70x)
* NexRemote software CD with license
* RS-232 cable to connect telescope to PC or laptop
* Car battery adapter

Specification

Additional Info

Specifications
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 280 mm (11.02 in)
Focal Length 2800 mm (110.24 in)
Focal Ratio
10
Finderscope 8x50 Finderscope with quick release bracket
Mount Dual Fork Arm
Optical Tube Aluminium
Eyepiece 1 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 1 70 x
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Accessory Tray Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
CD ROM NexRemote control software with RS232 cable
Tripod Heavy Duty Steel Adjustable
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification 661 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 40 x
Limiting Stella Magnitude 14.7
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.5 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes) 0.41 arcsec
Photographic Resolution 200 line/mm
Light Gathering Power 1600 x
Angular Field of View 0.6 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 32 ft (9.75 m)
Optical Coatings Starbright Coating
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 3.75 in (95.25 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 11.6 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34 %
Tripod and Mount Weight 19 lb (8.62 kg)
Telescope Weight 65 lb (29.48 kg)
Motor Drive DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Motor Resolution 0.14 arc seconds
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-star Align, SolarSystem Align, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align
Software Precision 24bit, 0.08 calculations
Periodic Error Correction
Permanently Programmable
Fork Arm Dual fork arm, cast Aluminum with detachable HC cradle
Gear 5.625 hard anodized gear in both axes, 180 tooth
Bearings 9.8 azimuth bearing
Communication Ports RS-232 communication port on hand control
Motor Ports Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Power Requirements 12VDC 1.5A
Power Requirements - Idle Current 340 mA
Power Requirements - Slew one axis 640 mA
Power Requirements - Slew both axes 900 mA
Cord Management Cord Wrap Software
GPS Internal 16 channel
Manufacturer Celestron
Recommended Usage Astrophotography, Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
User Level For the Professional

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I am only a novice but didn't have any problems setting up to view within about 3 or 4 minutes. It is a bulky and weighty scope but still easy to manage onto the great tripod supplied. You must accept a bit of weight to get the excellent views the 11 inches gives. I have since purchased a further set of lenses and a T-ring and adapter so I am set to produce some stunning photos. I have nothing but praise for this excellent scope and recommend it for anyone.
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Pros: price, user friendly, Positive adjustments, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!


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For the price,being only $700 more than the CPC 9.25,the CPC 1100 was well worth buying.Alot longer focal length,and bigger aperture captures more detail, and higher magnification can be used.Lifting the scope onto the tripod is easy ,as it is only at waist height.The finder took a fair bit of fiddling to center with the eyepiece,goto and tracking are excellent.The GPS will show GPS LINKED once it has finished, only about 3 minutes and its ready to align,using the different alignment methods.I have added a losmandy dovetail and 1 kg counterweight to the bottom of the scope,as l am using a crayford 2 inch 10 to 1 focuserand 2 inch quartz star diaganol.The 1.25 visual back and 1.25 diaganol can be used without the dovetail and counterweight,they are supplied with the scope.I do recommend this scope,its also fastar compatible,and yields bright crisp views.
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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.

FAQ

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Is a larger telescope available (larger than the 11 inch) for sale? Can you provide details please.
A:
The CPC 1100 is the biggest cassegrain telescope we have listed on our website, but we can get bigger scopes in from our supplier. (We do offer 12" configurations of dobsonian telescopes which can be found on our website here: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/telescope/dobsonian-telescope). We can offer up the 14" apertures for cassegrain telescopes. If you are interested, we can get the Celestron CGEM Pro 1400 into stock for you. This is a 14" telescope and will give you 60-70% more light gathering capacity when compared to an 11" aperture. Pricing for this scope would be around the $15,000 -$16,000 mark. We can also offer the Celestron CGEM PRO 1400 Faststar which has additional lens coatings which is about $200 more than the standard model. Details can be found on the Celestron website here: http://www.celestron.com/c3/product.php?ProdID=554 The CGE Pro 1400 HD is another 14" telescope we could source for you. You can find details of it on the celestron site here: http://www.celestron.com/c3/product.php?ProdID=553 We can also offer the Edge HD 1400 Optical Tube Assembly. Pricing would be around the $20,000 mark just for the tube. You would need to buy a mount in addition to this. You can find information for this on the Celestron site here: http://www.celestron.com/c3/product.php?CatID=17&ProdID=583

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