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Celestron - CGE Pro 1100 HD SCT 11" Computerized Telescope - 11093

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The CGE Pro 1100 HD combines Celestron's state of the art CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial mount with its new EdgeHD optical system


SKU: CEL-11093
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Product Description

CELESTRON - CGE Pro 1100 HD SCT 11" Computerized Telescope (11093)

Celestron's CGE Pro 1100HD Telescope includes both the 11" EdgeHD Optical Tube Assembly and the CGE Pro Equatorial Mount. The 11" HD OTA has 89% more light gathering than the 8" EdgeHD but still is very mobile. Astro-imaging is a pleasure with the CGE Pro's outstanding balancing, unlimited space on the telescope tube for mounting a camera, and complete access to the night sky. Celestron's EdgeHD optical system is a step up from the ordinary Schmidt-Cassegrain System by improving high definition for wide field which makes these telescopes naturals for astrophotography.

Equatorial mounts are usually recommended for astro-imaging because they're easy to balance and adjust with counterweights. The CGE Pro Equatorial Mount uses the AllStar alignment feature from Celestron which is a polar alignment based system in which the observer will align the mount to the north celestial pole (NCP) by selecting a star to align to from the Hand Controller's database and then Sync the star by selecting "Polar Align" and centering it in the eyepiece. The CGE Pro Equatorial Mount will then slew to the position where the star should be if the mount was aligned properly which will now allow the observer to adjust altitude and azimuth to precisely align the mount with the NCP.  Once this alignment is completed, the database of objects to slew to is enormous! The viewer can slew to all the available Messier objects, NGC, IC, and Caldwell objects.  With EdgeHD optics astrophotographers can use their CCD or DSLR Camera and get pinpoint sharp images. Even when using a very large CCD sensor, they'll still get sharp images "Edge to Edge".

Features:

  • Increased Payload Capacity - Up to 90 pounds
  • All Star Polar Alignment - Use any star to get the mount aligned with the north celestial pole
  • No-Tool Polar Alignment - Large hand knobs adjusting altitude and azimuth
  • Meridian Tracking - Maximum tracking of up to 20° past the meridian
  • Faster Slew Speed - New improved motors and gears increase slew speed of up to 5° per second
  • Accuracy - Excellent tracking and location of celestial objects
  • Pointing - With the use of Sync and calibration stars, 1 arc minute of accuracy can be achieved
  • Tracking - +/- 5 arc second tracking accuracy 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Specifications

Name Celestron - CGE Pro 1100 HD SCT 11" Computerized Telescope - 11093
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-11093
UPC 050234110938
Custom Stock Status In Stock
Telescope Aperture 10.1" - 12"
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align, 1-Star Align
Angular Field of View 0.67 °
Aperture 279.4 mm (11 in)
Counterweights 3 x 22 lbs
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Eyepiece 1 23 mm (0.91 in)
Finderscope 9x50
Focal Length 2800 mm (110 in)
Focal Ratio 10
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Highest Useful Magnification 660 x
Light Gathering Power 1593 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.7
Linear Field of View (@1000 m) 28 ft (8.53 m)
Lowest Useful Magnification 40 x
Mount CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Tube Aluminum
Optical Tube Length 24 in (610 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 27.5 lbs (12 kg)
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Resolution (Dawes) 0.42 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.5 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 3.75 in (95 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34 %
Star Diagonal 2"
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod Adjustable, 2.75" Stainless Steel legs

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I have gone through all the stuff you all have with telescopes…I have bought used, new and gone from 4” to 12 inch scopes with all the stuff I didn’t need and all the stuff I have outgrown. Some have been very nice scopes and equipment and some very disappointing experiences.

But this is all different now. The Hd pro has gone way past great.
Although it is very heavy until you break it down; it is worth all the trouble and price.
I got this scope last week. Due to weather I wasn’t able to try it out till last night. I used a two star align and the first star was about 10 degrees off (but in the telrad). The second star was about 5 degrees off; the first calibration star was about 3 degrees off and second was dead on in the telrad and eyepiece. I was impressed

Next I went to Caldwell 14 and it dead centered it. All stars were bright and round with nothing but star; clear and sharp to the edge of the eyepiece, which was a 26 Nagler.

Next I took a tour. The scope slewed to every object quickly and without delay. The scope put all the first 20 objects at a level I didn’t need a step latter or stool and no bending over. (The scope even knew I was old) Ha Ha!

To make a long story short, This could be my last scope. The mount will handle anything you put on top of it. I might go to the 14 later on and I might buy a big refractor but this is my mount. You will never need another.

I have the hyperstar setup coming, and have already both an ATIX 490 color one shot. I have llrady ordered a EV1 focuser and a tele-view diagonal to enhance the scope.

If there is anything I would change it would be the clutch bolts which would be better if they were shorter and had more leverage and the cord on the handset is about a foot too short. Other than that it might very well be the perfect scope. Carl Segan would be ecstatic in my opinion.

Ron Jones
(Posted on 11/27/2013)
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