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Celestron CGE Pro 1400 FASTAR Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
$8,999.00
 
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Expected Ship Date: 08/21/2014

  • Large aperture 14" Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with FASTAR compatibility
  • Sturdy and elegant CGE Pro equatorial telescope mount provides stable foundation
  • Enjoy stunning views of the planets, Moon, nebulae, star clusters, and more!
  • High payload capacity of 90 pounds allows use of heavy imaging accessories without compromising stability
  • Computerized database of over 40,000 celestial objects to explore


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Item #  09135
Mfg Model #  11089

The CGE Pro 1400 FASTAR 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.

This model features Celestron’s 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 astrophotography 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 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.

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 mounts 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 degrees 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 typical tracking performance of +/-9 arc seconds, which can be further reduced with the mounts permanent periodic error correction (PPEC).

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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 requires a third party lens assembly in place of the secondary mirror).

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Expert
  • Optical design
    Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Finder scope magnification
    9x
  • Optical diameter
    356mm
  • Finder scope lens diameter
    50mm
  • Focal length
    3910mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/11.0
  • Optics type
    Spherical
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 40.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    98x
  • Resolving power
    0.33arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    51x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    840x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    15.3
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    9x50
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    114mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    32%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    10%
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Weight rating
    90 lbs.
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To system
  • Alignment procedure
    2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align, 1-Star
  • Number of objects in database
    45,000+
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    5.5 deg/s, 2 deg/s, 0.5 deg/s, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, 0.5x
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 2.5A (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Latitude range
    10-65
  • Polar-axis scope
    Not available
  • Counterweights
    One 4.8 lb.
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, autoguider, PC
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    2.75 in.
  • Height range of mount
    38.00 in. - 55.00 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    31.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    45.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    127.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    243.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    NexRemote telescope control software
  • Other features
    All-star polar alignment feature, Flash upgradeable, FASTAR equipped
  • Warranty
    Two year
Celestron CGE Pro 1400 FASTAR 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
9x50 finder scope
40mm telescope eyepiece, 1.25"
90-degree diagonal, 2" with1.25" adapter
Celestron CGE Pro Equatorial Mount
Electronics pier
Computerized hand control
Super HD tripod
3 x 22lb.counterweights
Additional Shipping Information

This product is shipped directly from the manufacturer. An e-mail shipment confirmation will be sent to the email address on your order. An invoice for your shipment will be mailed separately. A shipping address that is different than your billing address will be verified prior to shipping.



Orders received by noon Pacific Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Orders received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: 100.00
3 Day Delivery: 779.00
2 Day Delivery: 779.00
Next Day Delivery: $1,034.00

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