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Product Overview


· 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly

· Aluminum Optical Tube

· Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings

· 2800 mm focal length (f/10)

· 40 mm eyepiece included (70x)

· Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects

· Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

· Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount


· All-new design. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time

· Increased load capacity to 55 lbs.

· Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads

· Heavy Duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation under heavy loads

· 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 accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags

· Internal hard stops for both axes prevents 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

· Brand new control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation and imaging

· Software includes multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy and many more additional features for remote astroimaging

· Wider tripod stance for improved stability

· Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range

· Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle


· 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling

· "Jack of all trays" can hold three 1.25" eyepieces, two 2" eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories

· +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side

· Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport


· Two handles for easy pickup and transport

· All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs

· Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system

· All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads

· Optional add-on polar axis finderscope - coming soon


· All-new NexStar+ hand control with USB port

· Two AUX accessory ports to support wireless/WiFi alignment and operation with StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module accessories (sold separately)

· USB 2.0 port, used to connect directly to PC with included software

· Autoguider port

· PPEC ready

· Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector

· Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)


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