Celestron CGE Pro 1400 Computerised Telescope

Features:
- 14" 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
SKU: CEL-11088
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The Celestron CGE Pro 1400 Computerised Telescope is one of the premier German equatorial mounted astronomical telescopes. As the sayign goes, size does matter. This 14” Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope has over three times the light gathering power of an 8” model. This an observatory-class instrument is every astronomer's dream come true. Great for All Purposes The high quality optics system with Starbright XLT coated lens is partnered with a CGE Pro mount. This delivers considerable viewing power and high quality images on a stable and precision computerized mount. The telescope is particularly useful for long exposure astro-imaging, making it peerfect for astrophotography enthusiasts. Attach a CCD or a camera to the eyepiece and you have yourself a very useful scientific research tool. Once aligned, use the vast database of celestial objects to learn more about the deep sky objects available on that night. Catch a glimpse of the details on rings of Saturn and the outer planets that are now within your viewing range. Redesigned CGE Pro German Equatorial Mount The German Equatorial mount design has been favored by most astrophotographers because of its rock solid stability, simple balancing and ease of attaching equipment. The computer driven features of the mount also makes the mount more convenient to use. It can maintain start alignment night after night making it ideal for a permanent observatory facility. The complete redesigned CGE Pro German Equatorial mount now offers a several design improvements that will help in all areas including stability, alignment, tracking, accuracy and calibration. For instance, the new All Star polar alignment system comes in handy as it is able to align itself to any star while with the larger hand knobs of the No-Tool polar alignment, you will be able to make Altitude and Azimuth adjustments with ease. The mount also allows you to track past the Meridian while delivering you with faster slew speeds. Tracking capabilities of the telescope is enhanced by a larger .75” pitch diameter precision cut worm gear and armature motors. With a software that offers mount calibration compensation, accuracy and precision is easily achievable! All CGE mounted telescopes are compatible with Celestron's GPS accessory. When combined with the real time clock on the mount, the CGE Pro Telescopes will keep track and remember their exact location and time without having to enter the information into the hand control. Celestron CGE Pro 1400 Computerised Telescope Features: - 14" 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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Specifications
Model CEL-11088
Manufacturer Celestron
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 355.5 mm (14 in)
Focal Length (mm) 3910 mm (154 in)
Focal Ratio 11
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 40 mm (1.57 in)
Magnification 1 98 x
Finderscope 9x50
Star Diagonal 2"" with 1.25"" adapter
Mount CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial
Optical Tube Aluminum
Tripod Adjustable, 2.75"" Stainless Steel legs
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification 840 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 51 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 15.3
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.39 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.33 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 2579 x
Angular Field of View (deg) 0.53 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 28 ft (8.53 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 4.5 in (114 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 32 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 10 %
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Tube Length 31 in (787 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 45 lbs (20 kg)
Tripod and Pier Weight 52 lbs (24 kg)
EQ Mount Weight 75 lbs (34 kg)
Counterweight Bar 5 lbs (2.27 kg)
Counterweights 3 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
User Level For Advanced
Telescope Type N/A
Aperture Size No
Focal Length No
Focal Ratio No
Highest Practical Magnification No
Finderscope N/A
Eyepieces No
Mount Type N/A
Tripod N/A
Warranty No
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