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Celestron - CGEM 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

Model#: 11098

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The Celestron CGEM 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope is an 9.25" optical tube assembly featuring Celestron's innovative StarBright XLT coatings to improve light reflectivity. For astrophotographers and visual astronomers, the 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube is a step up for the average astronomy enthusiast. Since Schmidt-Cassegrain are catadioptric designs, meaning they feature both mirrors as well as correcting lenses (also called correcting plates), which means they virtually eliminate aberration  as well as providing a long focal length scope in portable dimensions. This means that high magnification can be achieved with these scopes. The normal focal ratio of f/10 can be further reduced to f/6.3 when using the optional corrector/reducer from Celestron (NOT included). For astro-imagers specifically interested in deep sky observation, this accessory would definitely be an advantage because reducing the focal ratio of a telescope allows for a wider field of view as well as reducing exposure time.

Celestron's CGEM Equatorial Mount is has observing features built with both the visual astronomer and astrophotographer in mind. Being vibration free and equipped with a payload capacity of up to 40 Ibs, this mount is capable of holding Celestron's midsized optical tube assemblies. The All-Star alignment feature helps to observer precisely align their mount to the north celestial pole so they can begin accurate tracking of celestial objects. The alignment procedure consists of a standard two star alignment

General Features:

  • 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • CGEM 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
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Ultra Sturdy 2" steel tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

 

Computerized Mount Features:

  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Redesigned electronics deliver constant regulated power to the motors making them capable of driving the telescope even when not perfectly balanced
  • New "All-star" Polar alignment uses any bright star for a quick and accurate Polar alignment
  • Software Features include: Mount Calibration, Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, five Alignment Procedures
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Meridian preference for slewing - allows you to approach an object from the side of the Meridian that maximizes tracking (and imaging) time Solar System alignment method - allows you to align your telescope and view the moon and planets during the day
  • Custom Rate 9 feature allows you set maximum slew rate
  • Tandem mode allows you to star align the mount even when positioned for tandem scope use
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number: the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • Permanent Programmable Periodic Error Correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
  • Drive Motors - Low Cog DC Servo motor with integrated optical encoders offer smooth, quiet operation and long life. The motor armatures are skewed to minimize cogging which is required for low speed tracking
  • Internal Cable wiring for trouble-free setup and transportation
  • Designated six-pin RJ-12 modular jack, ST-4 compatible guide port
  • Autoguide port and Auxiliary ports located on the electronic plate for long exposure astrophotography
  • Double-line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • RS-232 communication port on hand to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • Secure power plug ensures that the mount's power source is not accidentally disconnected
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory
  • Precision machined 40 mm diameter steel Polar shafts supported by multiple tapered roller bearings and ball bearings

 

 

 

Product Series

The CGEM mount has a fresh, attractive, bold appearance and is capable of carrying Celestron’s higher-end SCT optical tubes (up to 11") securely and vibration free which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing.

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Additional Information

Name Celestron - CGEM 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope
Manufacturer Celestron
Model 11098
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Angular Field of View 0.53 °
Aperture 235 mm (9.25 in)
CD ROM NexRemote control software with RS232 cable
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Counterweights 1 x 11 lbs <br />1 x 17 lbs
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Eyepiece 1 25 mm (0.98 in)
Eyepiece 1 Field of View .53 °
Finderscope 6x30
Focal Length 2350 mm (92.52 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Gear Steel worm gear and 90 mm pitch diameter brass worm wheel
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Magnification 1 94 x
Mount Computerized Equatorial
Optical Tube Aluminum
Optical Tube Length 22 in (558.8 mm)
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Resolution (Dawes) 0.49 arcsec
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.59 arcsec
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 3.35 in (85.09 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 13.1 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 36.2 %
Software Precision 24 bit, 0.08 calculation
Star Diagonal 1.25
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Special Price $2,519.00