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Celestron CGE Pro 1400 FASTAR Computerized Telescope 11089

Price: $8999.00

The CGE Pro 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is part of Celestron’s “Top-of-the-Line” German Equatorial mounted astronomical telescopes. With over three times the light gathering power of an 8” telescope, this observatory-class instrument is Celestron’s largest optical system in its class. The 11089 model also features our premium StarBright XLT coatings and is FASTAR compatible for f/2 wide field imaging.

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Main information about Celestron CGE Pro 1400 FASTAR Computerized Telescope 11089

 

The CGE Pro 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is part of Celestron’s “Top-of-the-Line” German Equatorial mounted astronomical telescopes.  With over three times the light gathering power of an 8” telescope, this observatory-class instrument is Celestron’s largest optical system in its class.

The 11089 model also features our premium StarBright XLT coatings and is FASTAR compatible for f/2 wide field imaging.  This telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment; it is a serious scientific research tool.  German Equatorial mounts are recognized as being the superior choice for astrophotography because of their rock solid stability, simple balancing and easy accessibility for attaching equipment.  With sophisticated software features like Hibernate function, the CGE Pro can maintain its star alignment night after night without needing to be re-aligned, making it an ideal instrument for a permanent observatory facility.

The CGE Pro 1400 takes full advantage of its vast database of thousands of NGC and Abell galaxies as well as delivering a new level of detail to all your favorite deep sky objects.  Turn this scope to the planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; see Cassini’s Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars.  Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach.

Fastar Compatible - Equipped with a removable secondary mirror for fast f/2 CCD imaging.  Not only does imaging in the FASTAR configuration allow for exposure times that are 25 times faster than at f/11, but also yields a field of view five times wider.  Perfect combination for imaging your favorite wide field objects in a fraction of the time. (FASTAR imaging require a third party lens assembly in place of the secondary mirror).

In addition to being fully computerized with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects, the CGE Pro German Equatorial mount has been completely redesigned to offer numerous design advantages:

  • Increased Payload Capacity – With a maximum payload of 90lbs, the CGE Pro mount is able to hold the 14" telescope more securely even when fully loaded with all your imaging gear.
  • All-Star Polar Alignment – Choose any bright alignment star for a software assisted alignment of the mount's polar axis that will have you ready for imaging even if you can't see the North Star.
  • No-Tool polar alignment – Larger hand knobs for both Altitude and Azimuth adjustments.
  • Meridian Tracking – Extended tracking past the Meridian of up to 20 degrees of uninterrupted imaging through the best part of the sky.
  • Faster slew speed – Improved gearing and motors provide faster slew speeds than ever before with a maximum slew rate of over 5°/per second.
  • Accuracy – The hallmark of any telescope mount is its ability to find, center and track celestial objects with the highest degree of accuracy.
  • Pointing – With just a standard hand control alignment, CGE Pro has the ability to center a star in your eyepiece or CCD chip to within 5 arc minutes.  Using NexStar's advanced pointing features such as Calibration Stars, Sync and Precise GoTo, further improves the pointing accuracy to as low as 1 arc minute in the desired region of the sky.
  • Tracking  – With larger .75" pitch diameter worm, precision made cut-steel gears in gearboxes, and seven slot skewed armature motors, the CGE Pro delivers smooth  +/- 5 arc second tracking accuracy typical unguided periodic error, which can be further reduced with PPEC
  • Mount Calibration - Celestron's NexStar hand control has built-in compensation features essential for accurately placing small objects on the center of your CCD chip or high power eyepiece.  Aligning on multiple Calibration Stars creates a model of the opto-mechanical inaccuracies inherent in all equatorial mounts.  This model is stored within the hand control and is used to compensate for these inaccuracies, thus improving your pointing precision each time you slew your telescope. 

In addition to these improvements, the Celestron line of German Equatorial mounts has long been recognized for features preferred by visual observers and astrophotographer alike. Among them include:

  • Portability – Set up and transportation of the CGE Pro telescopes is made easy by separating the mount into smaller, easy-to-carry components.  Unlike fork arm mounted telescopes, the CGE's optical tubes can be quickly removed from their mounts making even the CGE Pro1400 easily assembled in minutes.
  • Stability – Recognized for superior stability, German Equatorial mounts place the center of gravity directly over the tripod legs and can be easily polar aligned without the use of an optional equatorial wedge.  This proven design reduces the “tuning fork” vibration that can be associated with undersized fork mounts.  An improved Super HD Tripod supports the CGE Pro mount.  This fully extendable tripod is made from the finest 2.75" stainless steel and can be raised to a height of 55".  The tripod uses a dual leg support for maximum rigidity with an upper leg brace to provide an outward preload and a lower leg brace providing inward tension.
  • Balance – CGE Pro equatorial mounts can easily be balanced in both axes.  Simply sliding the counterweight for Right Ascension and moving the optical tube along its dovetail mounting for Declination, accomplish balancing the weight of camera equipment and other visual accessories.  This means that no additional weight needs to be added to balance the telescope when additional accessories are added.  Clearance – CGE Pro mounts support their tubes at a single contact point allowing the tube to move freely around its polar axis without making contact with the telescope's mount.  Software features allow the user to set the mount's slew limits to guaranty safe motion.  This is particularly useful when adding photographic and CCD instruments that extend from the rear of the telescopes.
  • Clearance – CGE Pro mounts support their tubes at a single contact point allowing the tube to move freely around its polar axis without making contact with the telescope's mount.  Software features allow the user to set the mounts slew limits to guaranty safe motion.  This is particularly useful when adding photographic and CCD instruments that extend from the rear of the telescopes.

All CGE mounted telescopes are compatible with Celestron's SkySync GPS accessory.  Combine the GPS and built-in real time clock, and these telescopes will keep track and remember their exact location and time without having to enter the information into the hand control.


CGE PRO Tracking Data

The following graphs display R.A. worm gear tracking accuracy of the CGE Pro Equatorial mount in 4 conditions: Figure 1 – Raw unguided tracking that isolates the periodic error; Figure 2 – Tracking with Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) enabled; Figure 3 – Guided tracking with an autoguider; and Figure 4 – Guided tracking with an autoguider and PPEC enabled. Data was acquired from Celestron’s engineering team using an EdgeHD 800 optical tube and NexImage camera at f/10. This data represents the typical performance of a CGE Pro under average seeing conditions from urban skies in Torrance, CA.  Figure 2 has a cubic fit applied to the graph, and Figures 1, 3 and 4 have linear drift removed (to better show repeatable error).  All Figures show 22 minutes of tracking, which covers 4 full rotations of the CGE Pro R.A. worm gear.

Features

  • 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Celestron premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • CGE PRO computerized Equatorial mount
  • FASTAR compatible optical tube for f/2 imaging
  • 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
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • New All-Star Polar Alignment routine for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  • Software Features include: Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, five alignment methods and user-defined slew limits
  • 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.
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • 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
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • 12 VDC Servo Motors with integrated optical encoders
  • Permanent Programmable Periodic Error correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
  • Drive Motors - High quality motors with seven slot skewed armature to minimize magnetic cogging for quiet operation and long life. Precision made cut-steel gears in gearbox for improved tracking precision
  • Bearing and Shaft - Main shafts are made from 1.57" diameter steel tubing with .40" wall thickness with two preloaded 2.68" O.D. tapered roller bearings on each axes
  • Precision worm drive system - .75" pitch dia. precision made steel worm preloaded with two .87" OD ball bearings to minimize run-out (a source of periodic error). 255 tooth 6" pitch dia. precision made worm wheel with enveloping brass teeth
  • Spring loaded DEC worm to minimize backlash and makes guiding easy
  • 4 point RA and DEC clutch system for no-slip pointing precision
  • Autoguide port, PC port and Auxiliary ports located on the electronic pier for long exposure astrophotography
  • Latitude range: 10° to 65° Northern or Southern Hemispheres
  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)

Specifications

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 (Compared to human eye)

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









CELESTRON TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

A. Celestron warrants your telescope to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. Celestron will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Celestron to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Celestron together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Celestron.

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Celestron shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace any telescope covered by this warranty within thirty days of receipt. In the event repair or replacement shall require more than thirty days, Celestron shall notify the customer accordingly. Celestron reserves the right to replace any product which has been discontinued from its product line with a new product of comparable value and function.

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2835 Columbia Street
Torrance, CA 90503
Tel. (310) 328-9560
Fax. (310) 212-5835

Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM PST

NOTE: This warranty is valid to U.S.A. and Canadian customers who have purchased this product from an authorized Celestron dealer in the U.S.A. or Canada. Warranty outside the U.S.A. and Canada is valid only to customers who purchased from a Celestron's International Distributor or Authorized Celestron Dealer in the specific country. Please contact them for any warranty service.

 

 

 

Product's SKU: 11089

Product's UPC: 050234110891

Celestron CGE Pro 1400 FASTAR Computerized Telescope 11089

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