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Celestron CGX‑L Equatorial 14" EdgeHD Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope Package



Celestron's newly designed CGX-L Computerized Equatorial mount is the latest addition in their fully computerized equatorial mount series. 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, they've made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport. COMPACT. ERGONOMIC. INNOVATIVE.

See the Universe in HD


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.

True Astrograph Quality


Many optical designs that advertise themselves as "astrographs" actually only produce pinpoint stars across a curved focal plane. While this may be acceptable for some visual observing, stars will appear out of focus at the edge when used with the flat chip sensor of a digital camera. EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than competing coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across some of the largest CCD chips available today.

Improved Performance


Superior edge performance not only creates rounder, more pleasing stars, but actually improves the resolution and limiting magnitude when compared to telescopes of equal aperture. With Celestron’s StarBright XLT optical coatings on every surface, EdgeHD optics gives you maximum light throughput across the widest visual and photographic spectrum.

Mechanical Features


In addition to EdgeHD’s optimized optical design, the telescope tube has been redesigned to make sure you get the most from your optics each and every night.

  • Mirror clutches - Flexible tension clutches hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift when taking long exposure astro-images. Once focused, the flexible rods allow the mirror to be held in place without putting any force or pressure on the mirror assembly, keeping the image centered in the eyepiece (or on the sensor).
  • Tube vents - Cooling vents located on the rear cell allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Each vent has an integrated 95-micron micromesh filter guaranteed to let warm air out without letting dust in.
  • Fastar versatility - EdgeHD is the most versatile imaging telescope available today. At its native f/10, you can achieve the image scale necessary to capture the smallest of deep sky objects. Add the optional reducer lens—custom-designed for your size EdgeHD tube—and you can increase your field of view without sacrificing optical performance. A Barlow gives you added power for high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar imaging. All EdgeHD optical tubes are Fastar-compatible, allowing the secondary mirror to be removed and replaced with a third party lens accessory for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging.

Individually Tested


Every EdgeHD that ships has been tested not only for the surface quality of each optical component, but also with a camera and artificial star to ensure the imaging system meets our rigid quality assurance. This “final acceptance test” confirms the EdgeHD will perform in the field and deliver high-quality astroimages.

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture (mm) 356 mm (14 in)
Autoguide port Yes
EQ Head Weight w/o Counterw... 47 lb
Finderscope 9x50
Focal Length 3910 mm (154 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ... 23 mm (0.91 in)
Focal Ratio 11
Included Items N.A.
Instrument load capacity 75 lb
Latitude adjustment range 3"-65"
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 170 x
Max Slew Speed 4"/second (3"/second is default)
Mount German Equatorial
Mount Info: N.A.
Number of Auxiliary ports (... 4
Optical Design EdgeHD
Optical Tube Info: N.A.
Software PWI Telescope Control Software
Star Diagonal 2" with 1.25" adapter
Total EQ Head Weight 52.6 lb
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod height adjustment range 35.75" to 52.75"
Tripod leg diameter 2.75"
Tripod Weight 46.2 lb
USB Port Yes
_1... CGX-L Tripod
_2... Accessory Tray
_3... 3 x 22 lb Counterweight
_4... NexStar+ Hand Control
_5... DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
_6... 8 mm Allen Wrench (contained in rear carry handle)

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