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Celestron Rowe-Ackermann 11" Schmidt Astrograph with CGEM DX
$4,999.95
 
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Pre-Order Now! Expected Ship Date: 12/17/2014
  • 11" f/2.2 optical design with rare-earth glass for images free of false color, coma, and field curvature
  • 70mm optimized image circle maintains pinpoint stars to the far corners of even the largest astroimaging sensors
  • Custom engineered linear brass focuser bearing reduces image shift, while the dual-speed 10:1 FeatherTouch Micro Focus Knob provides the most precise focus control
  • Quiet, high-output 12V MagLev fan reduces cooldown time and blocks dust
  • Paired with Celestron's popular CGEM DX mount and includes common camera adapters (T-thread and M48) for easy camera attachment


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Item #  10076
Mfg Model #  11006

Capturing impressive deep-sky astroimages is easier than ever with Celestron's Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph, the perfect companion to today's top DSLR or astronomical CCD cameras. This fast, wide-field f/2.2 system offers two huge advantages over traditional f/10 astroimaging: better apparent tracking and shorter exposures. That means you'll create better-looking astroimages in a fraction of the time, even without the use of an autoguider.

The Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph builds on the legacy of Celestron's Schmidt Camera, which allowed astrophotographers to produce images on film in the 1970s.

Today. with CCD sensor sizes as large as film - or larger - the Schmidt Astrograph offers a full 70mm optimized image circle to capture pinpoint stars on the largest imaging chips. Combine this large image circle with a focal length of just 620 mm and you have an instrument suitable for wide-field imaging, creating huge mosaics of the night sky, surveying, and even comet hunting.

The Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph features newly designed 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 is 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 like a custom engineered linear brass focuser bearing and FeatherTouch Micro Focus Knob allow you to make the fine adjustments you need to capture the perfect shot. Meanwhile, a12V MagLev fan reduces cooldown time and provides optimal airflow through the dust filtered optical tube.

Engineered as a complete astroimaging system, every component of the Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph 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 an optional imaging filter, every component of the system has been taken into careful consideration to work together seamlessly.

If you want to carry Celestron's Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph, you'll need the serious stability of CGEM DX. This heavy-duty mount offers all the great features of our classic CGEM mount, with additional payload capacity and the ability to slew up to 50 lbs. at speeds of up to 5 degrees per second. The CGEM DX also offers extra-large, 3-inch tripod legs for rigidity. With all that support, you can make the most of your Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph for visual observing or astroimaging.

The Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph delivers a flat field, coma-free image across a large image circle for your imaging camera. The Astrograph can only be used with a camera.

Weighs 122 lbs. total.
 

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.

  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Expert
  • Optical design
    Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    279mm
  • Focal length
    620mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/2.2
  • Resolving power
    0.49arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    16x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14.7
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    114mm
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    AutoAlign, 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
  • Number of objects in database
    40,000+
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    Nine slew speeds
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Polar-axis scope
    Sold separately
  • Counterweights
    One 22 lb.
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, autoguider, PC
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Length of optical tube
    33.0 in.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    86.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    122.0 lbs.
  • Warranty
    Two year

Celestron 11" f/2.2 Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
CGEM DX equatorial mount
Tripod
M42 Camera T-adapter,
M48 Wide Camera Adapter, Retaining Ring,
8 x AA Battery Pack (batteries not included),
Dust Cap
NexRemote hand controller

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Orders received after 1pm 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: $110.00
3 Day Delivery: $274.00
2 Day Delivery: $274.00
Next Day Delivery: $315.00

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