Celestron CGX 11-Inch Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph V2

MFR: 12060
SKU: 12060-CELESTRON
$6,499.00




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Celestron 11-inch Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph V2 OTA

  • Celestron 11-inch Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph V2 OTA
  • 1.89-inch Camera Adapter
  • 1.65-inch T-Thread Camera Adapter
  • Dual Dovetail Mounting Bars
  • Fan Battery Pack
  • Dust Cover
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

2 X Celestron Counterweight for the CGEM Equatorial Mount (11 lbs/5kg)

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Celestron CGX 11-Inch Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph V2

The CGX 1100 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph V2 Telescope sets a new standard in astroimaging systems at an extremely affordable price. The telescope is an excellent advanced-level imaging setup. It produces images in a fraction of the time compared to other optical tubes. The CGX mount provides superior performance for larger telescopes while taking advantage of Celestron’s most advanced technologies: All-Star Polar Alignment, Celestron PWI telescope control software, Starry Night Special Edition software, SkyAlign, and permanently programmable periodic error correction (PPEC). If you’re an experienced imager, you’ll love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site and enjoying all the conveniences of a larger observatory mount.

Celestron 11-inch Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph V2 OTA

Capturing impressive deep-sky astroimages is easier than ever with Celestron’s Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA) V2, the perfect companion to today’s top DSLR or astronomical CCD cameras. This fast, wide-field f/2.2 system allows for shorter exposure times compared to traditional f/10 astroimaging, without sacrificing resolution. Because shorter sub-exposure times are possible, your equatorial mount won’t need to accurately track over extended periods. The short focal length also lessens equatorial tracking demands. In many cases, autoguiding will not be required.

RASA 11 V2

RASA 11 V2 builds on the legacy of Celestron’s Schmidt Cameras, which allowed astrophotographers to produce images with much shorter exposure times on film in the 1970s. Today, with CCD sensor sizes as large as film or larger, the RASA 11 V2 offers a 43.3mm optimized image circle to capture pinpoint stars on the largest imaging chips. Optical performance for huge sensors with diagonals of up to 52mm wide is still excellent.

Wide-field Imaging

Combine this large image circle with a focal length of just 620mm and you have an instrument suitable for wide-field imaging, creating huge mosaics of the night sky, surveying, and even comet hunting.

Optical Performance

The RASA 11 V2 features optics with 4-element rare-earth glass for images free of false color and aberrations like coma and field curvature. The optical quality and spot size across the entire image circle are unprecedented for an astrograph in this price range or even that of a much more expensive instrument. The design also provides minimal vignetting.

Advanced Features

RASA 11 V2 utilizes the new Ultra-Stable Focus System (USFS). At the heart of this system is a precision linear ball bearing. The bearing serves to minimize focus shift (unwanted lateral motion of the primary mirror during focusing which causes shifting of the image) and mirror flop (movement of the primary mirror when the telescope is pointing to different positions in the sky). The USFS is also compatible with the optional Celestron Focus Motor. The integrated 12V DC MagLev fan reduces cooldown time and provides optimal airflow through the dust-filtered optical tube.

Complete Astroimaging System

Engineered as a complete astroimaging system, every component of the RASA 11 V2 is optimized for peak performance with DSLR and astronomical CCD cameras. Down to the thickness of the glass used in the included fully multicoated optical window or optional imaging filter, every component of the system has been taken into careful consideration to work together seamlessly. The Dovetail CGE bars on the top of the optical tube provide a connection for use of optional accessories like a guidescope.

Celestron Counterweight for the CGEM Equatorial Mount (11 lbs/5kg)

This 11 lb. counterweight from Celestron was made for use with Celestron's CGEM mount and is designed for efficiency and for your convenience. The counterweight balances the overall mass of a telescope’s optical tube working in conjunction with the CGEM mount. Featuring all the elements you need to better utilize your equipment and enrich your astronomical observations, the Celestron 11 lb. Counterweight is the ideal addition to your stargazing set-up!

Celestron CGX 11-Inch Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph V2

Mount

Mount TypeComputerized Equatorial

Tripod

MaterialStainless Steel

Optical Tube Assembly

Aperture11-inch/279mm
Focal Length620mm

Celestron 11-inch Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph V2 OTA

Main

Aperture11-inch/279mm
Mount DesignOTA (Optical Tube/No Mount)
Mount OperationOTA Only (No Mount)
OTA OnlyOTA Only
Optical Tube AssemblySCT
Optical DesignRowe-Ackermann Schmidt

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