Celestron CGX-L 14" (1400) EdgeHD Telescope

Celestron CGX-L 14'' (1400) EdgeHD Telescope
 Celestron CGX-L 14'' (1400) EdgeHD TelescopeCelestron CGX-L 14'' (1400) EdgeHD Telescope 
£11,163.00

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Model:  cel_cgx-l_1400_edgehd_12077
Part Number:  12077
Brand:  Celestron

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INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • Telescope OTA
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • 2" Star Diagonal
  • 23mm Luminos 2" Eyepiece
  • CGX-L Equatorial Head
  • CGX-L Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • 3 x 22 lb Counterweight
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • DC Power Cable (Cigar Plug)
  • 8 mm Allen Key (in rear carry handle)

New Celestron CGX 14" EdgeHD Telescope

The CGX 1400 HD combines Celestron's flagship CGX computerised equatorial mount with their largest EdgeHD optical system. Very impressive! 

EdgeHD is an aplanatic, flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce more than just off-axis star coma; it also provides an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view.

The impressive 14” aperture has 1.62x more light gathering power than an 11" telescope and 2.29x than a 9.25"! 

Capable of carrying  Celestron’s largest optical tubes with ease, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity to weight ratio, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories. 

Key design goals included larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes, remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport.  COMPACT.  ERGONOMIC.  INNOVATIVE. 

CGX-L Product Tour Video

 

GENERAL FEATURES

  • 14" EdgeHD Optical Tube Assembly
  • CGX-L EQ Mount and Tripod
  • Experience Celestron's best optical performance with EdgeHD’s flat-field and coma-free optics for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of today’s largest imaging sensors and widest eyepieces
  • Aluminum optical tube with tube vents featuring an integrated 95-micron mesh filter allows hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror.
  • Mirror support knobs hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift during imaging
  • Premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission
  • A 9x50 finderscope, 2” mirror diagonal for more comfortable viewing and wide-angle 23 mm Luminos 2" eyepiece are all included
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod adjustable from 38 - 55"
  • Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount

NEW CGX-L FEATURES

  • Increased 75 lb load capacity. Exceptional load capacity to weight ratio 
  • Additional Aux accessory ports and autoguider port on the Dec axis for better cable management 
  • Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads 
  • Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes 
  • Massive 70 mm stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads 
  • New accessory tray holds three 1.25” and two 2” eyepieces with an upright stand for your smartphone or tablet 
  • Heavy duty, 31.5 mm stainless steel counterweight shaft to support additional counterweights 
  • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope custom designed for CGX and CGX-L 
  • Supports WiFi and wireless operation accessories such as StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module (sold separately)

MOUNT FEATURES

  • Compact, lower profile equatorial head provides improved stability and portability. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
  • Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
  • Heavy duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation at full capacity
  • Clear windows built into motor covers so pulleys and belts can be monitored
  • Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear mesh
  • Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
  • Internal hard stops for both axes prevent cable tension and tripod strike
  • Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation
  • Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset
  • Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe
  • Includes Celestron's new PWI telescope control software, co-developed by PlaneWave Instruments. Software features multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy
  • Software Polar Align: “All-Star Polar Alignment” allows quick and very precise polar alignment. Align on any bright named star without extra polar alignment accessories, apps, or other assistance
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3°-65° latitude range
  • Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle
  • +20° of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
  • Redesigned tripod has a widened stance for added stability. The minimum tripod height has also been lowered per user feedback
  • Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

IMPROVED ERGONOMICS

  • Integrated handles for easy transport and portability
  • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
  • All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads. Stationary latitude knob with a newly-designed linkage system greatly reduces the amount of friction when polar aligning the mount. Redesigned azimuth adjustment with low-friction Teflon bearings to make adjustments easy under full load. No more binding, rough adjustments!
  • Easy to read latitude scale

CGX-L MOUNT ELECTRONICS

  • NexStar+ hand control with USB port
  • USB 2.0 port used to connect directly to PC with PWI Software
  • 2 available autoguider ports for optimum cable management
  • PEC sensor and PPEC ready
  • Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector
  • Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)
  • On/Off rocker switch with red LED

Product Specifications

Dovetail Compatibility CGE Mount
Optical Design EdgeHD
Aperture (mm) 356 mm (14 in)
Focal Length 3910 mm (154 in)
Focal Ratio 11
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 23 mm (0.91 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 170x
Finderscope 9x50
Star Diagonal 2" w/ 1.25" adapter
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 840x
Lowest Useful Magnification 51x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 15.3
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.39 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.33 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 2581x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 4.5 in (114 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction % 10%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 31 in (787 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 46 lbs (21 kg)
Mount German Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 75 lbs
Tripod height adjustment range 35.75” to 52.75”
Tripod leg diameter 2.75"
Latitude adjustment range 3º-65º
Tripod Weight 46.2 lbs
EQ Head Weight (including counterweight shaft) 52.6 lbs
Max Slew Speed 4º/second (3º/second is default)
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories) 4
Autoguide port Yes
USB Port Yes
Software PWI Telescope Control Software

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