With its conveniently located carrying handles and an instrument weight of 66 lbs, this telescope is portable enough to setup in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location. The CPC Deluxe 1100 HD is at home as a superb visual instrument or with optional Pro Wedge and CCD cameras, as a serious astro imager's tool. Turn this scope to planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; see Cassini's Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars and even distant globular clusters.
New Optical Design
The EdgeHD optical system combines all the compact power popularized by the SCT with an improved high definition optical system for wide field, astrograph quality images. As a visual instrument, EdgeHD optics deliver pinpoint images, even with your widest field eyepiece. You can search for all of the Messier Catalog objects and see hundreds of other NGC, IC and Caldwell objects with amazing clarity. For astro imaging, EdgeHD optics produce aberration-free images across your favorite CCD or DSLR camera. All EdgeHD optics are designed to produce an extremely flat focal plane precise enough to match the strict tolerances of the largest commercial CCD detectors, allowing stars to be in tight focus to the very edge of the chip. Learn more about the benefits and features of this new optical system by going to the EdgeHD web page.
The CPC Series' internal GPS receiver automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth. This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude and latitude.
Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign
Once the CPC's internal GPS has established the telescope's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply locate and use the hand control to manually point (slew) the telescope to three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the stars and you may even pick the Moon or bright planets! Celestron's NexStar software technology will model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet and celestial object above the horizon. Once aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database.
Celestial Object Database
The CPC Deluxe HD database contains over 40,000 celestial objects including Messier objects, the Caldwell Catalog, NGC Galaxies, nebulae and planets. User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier. Filter Limits let you filter out objects that are outside of your local horizon (ie, if trees or mountains were in the way). There's also "Solar Sys Align" that lets you align on the Sun or Moon for daytime observing -- it is easy to use this to see planets or bright stars in the day.
All EdgeHD optical tubes are 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/10, but also yields a field of view five times wider. A 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).
CPC Deluxe 1100 HD comes with Celestron's top of the line, wide field eyepiece. With a 23 mm focal length and 82° AFOV, you get an incredible combination of power and wide field of view. Plus each Luminos eyepiece is optimized to deliver pin point images when used with a flat field telescope.
Design - With the introduction of the CPC Deluxe HD series, Celestron has gone back to the drawing board and re-designed and re-engineered the drive train with a larger 6 inch, 180 tooth brass gear and .75" stainless steel worm gear and unique roller bearing design with both steel and nylon ball bearings rotating around a wide 9.8 track designed for smoother tracking accuracy for long exposure astro imaging.
Innovation - The CPC Deluxe HD series uses the innovative All-Star Polar alignment procedure. Coupled with Celestron's optional Pro Wedge, All-Star allows users to choose any bright star, while the software calculates and assists with polar alignment. Another great feature of the CPC sure to please astro imagers, is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC), which allows users to train out the worm gear's periodic errors, while the mount retains the PEC recordings.
Power Management - Redesigned electronics deliver constant regulated power to the motors making them capable of driving the telescope, even when not perfectly balanced, without sacrificing smooth tracking motion and pointing accuracy across the entire sky.
Performance - For objects near the meridian (imaginary line passing from North to South), the CPC will track continuously through the meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most ideal part of the sky.
CPC Deluxe 1100 HD - Computerized Mount Features
Proven NexStar computer control technology
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, providing a fast and easy alignment process
40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics with spring loaded RA worm block and throated 5.78
Re-designed electronics deliver constant regulated power to the motors making them capable of driving the telescope even when not perfectly balanced
Computer assisted All-Star polar-alignment
Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider
Optical Design : EdgeHD Optics
Aperture : 280 mm (11.02 in)
Focal Length : 2800 mm (110.24 in)
Focal Ratio : 10
Finderscope : 50mm Finderscope with quick release bracket
Mount : Dual Fork Arm
Optical Tube : Aluminum
Eyepiece 1 : 23 mm (0.91 in) Magnification 1 : 122 x
Star Diagonal : 2" w/ 1.25" adapter
Accessory Tray : Die Cast Aluminum Leg Brace / Eyepiece holder
Tripod : Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Adjustable
Power Supply : Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification : 661 x
Lowest Useful Magnification : 40 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude : 14.7 Resolution (Rayleigh) : 0.5 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes) : 0.41 arcsec
Light Gathering Power : 1600 x
Angular Field of View : 0.67 °
Optical Coatings : Starbright XLT Coating
Secondary Mirror Obstruction : 3.75 in (95.25 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area : 11.6 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter : 34 %
Telescope Weight : 66 lbs (29.94 kg)
Tripod and Mount Weight : 27 lbs (12.25 kg)
Motor Drive : DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Motor Resolution : 0.14 arc seconds Computer
Hand Control : Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Tracking Rates : Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Tracking Modes : Altazimuth, EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures : SkyAlign, Auto Two-Star Alignment, Two-star Align, SolarSystem Align, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, One-Star Align
Software Precision : 24 bit, 0.08 calculations
Periodic Error Correction : Permanently Programmable
Fork Arm : Dual fork arm, cast Aluminum with detachable HC cradle
Gear : 5.78" Brass RA gear, 180 tooth Bearings : 9.8 azimuth bearing
Communication Ports : RS-232 communication port on hand control Motor
Ports : Aux Port, Autoguide Ports
Database : 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Power Requirements : 12 VDC 3.5A
Cord Management : Cord Wrap Software
GPS : Internal 16 channel
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