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12016 CELESTRON CGEM II MAKSUTOV CASSEGRAIN

$3,539.95
SKU:
12016
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90.0000 LBS
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CGEM II 700 MAKSUTOV-CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE

 
  • 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with f/15 focal ratio provides high contrast views of the planets and lunar landscapes, perfect for serious planetary imagers and visual observers.
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings ensure maximum light transmission.
  • The CGEM II, with its 40 lbs load capacity, is the latest update to the venerable CGEM mount and provides a sturdy and rigid platform.
  • The drive system, consisting of low cog DC Servo motors with integrated optical encoders, steel worm gears supported by precision sealed bearings, and brass worm wheels, ensures smooth and accurate slewing and tracking.
  • Accessories included: 2” Visual Back, 2” Star Diagonal with 1.25” adapter, 28mm eyepiece (2”), 8x50 finderscope

 

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OPTICAL TUBE INFO: 
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture 180mm (7.08")
Focal Length 2700mm (106.3")
Focal Ratio f/15
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 28mm (1.1") 2" eyepiece
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 96x
Finderscope 8x50 Straight Through
Star Diagonal 2" with 1.25" adapter
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 420x
Lowest Useful Magnification 67x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.9
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.64 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.52 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 661x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 40mm (1.57")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 22%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 5%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 571.5mm (22.5")
Optical Tube Diameter 222.25mm (8.75")
Optical Tube Weight 19 lbs (8.6 kg)
Dovetail CGE Dovetail Bar
MOUNT INFO: 
Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 40 lbs (18 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1346mm - 1651mm (53" – 65")
Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
Latitude adjustment range 15° - 70°
Mount Head Weight 40 lbs (18.14 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 20 lbs (9 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 17 lbs
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4.5°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
GPS N/A
Dovetail Compatibility Dual saddle plates (Vixen and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports 2 Aux ports (1x Hand control port and 1x AUX Port for optional accessories)
Autoguide port Yes
USB Port Yes, input on Hand Control
Power Requirements 12V DC, 3.2 amps
Motor Drive DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Computerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 90.5 lbs (41 kg)
Included Items 700 Maksutov Cassegrain OTA | CGEM II Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 1 x 17 lbs counterweight | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket) | 8mm Allen wrench (contained in rear carry handle) | 2” Visual Back | 2” Star Diagonal with 1.25” adapter | 28mm wide-field 2” eyepiece |large 8x50 straight-through finderscope

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