Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph w/CGEM DX Mount 11006 w/ Free S&H

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Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph w/CGEM DX Mount Product Info

The perfect companion to today's top DSLR or astronomical CCD cameras, the Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Telescope w/ CGEM DX Mount 11006 has been designed to make capturing impressive deep-sky astroimages easier than you could possibly have hoped for. The fast, wide-field f/2.2 system on the Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph offers two huge advantages over traditional f/10 astroimaging: better apparent tracking and shorter exposures. That means you'll create better-looking astroimages in a fraction of the time, even without the use of an autoguider. The Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Telescope builds on the legacy of Celestron's Schmidt Camera, which allowed astrophotographers to produce images on film in the 1970s. Today, with CCD sensor sizes as large as film—or larger—the Celestron Schmidt Astrograph Telescope offers a full 70 mm optimized image circle to capture pinpoint stars on the largest imaging chips. Combine this large image circle with a focal length of just 620 mm and you have an instrument suitable for wide-field imaging, creating huge mosaics of the night sky, surveying, and even comet hunting. For a great way to gaze upon the stars, choose the Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Telescope w/ CGEM DX Mounting System.

Celestron 11006: Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Telescope w/CGEM DX,White

Specifications for Celestron Astrograph - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt:

Optical Design: Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt
Aperture: 279 mm
Focal Length: 620 mm
Focal Ratio: 2.22
Backfocus from front lens assembly: 69.26 mm
Backfocus from included camera adapters: 55 mm
Central obstruction diameter: 114mm
Finderscope: Not included
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.5 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.41 arc seconds
Optical Tube Length: 33 in
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 1588x
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Total Telescope Kit Weight: 122 lbs
Tripod: Adjustable, stainless steel
Power requirements: Car battery adapter
Mount weight: 41 lbs
Tripod weight: 45 lbs
Counterweights: 1 x 22 lbs
Latitude Range: 15° to 70°
Slew Speeds: 9
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, solar, and lunar
Tracking Modes: EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures: AutoAlign, 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Computer Hand Control: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database: 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
GPS: Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Warranty: 2-year telescope warranty

Features of Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph w/ CGEM DX Mount:

  • 11-inch f/2.2 optical design with rare-earth glass for images free of false color, coma, and field curvature
  • 70 mm optimized image circle maintains pinpoint stars to the far corners of even the largest astroimaging sensors
  • Custom engineered linear brass focuser bearing reduces image shift, while dual-speed 10:1 FeatherTouch Micro Focus Knob provides the most precise focusing
  • Quiet, high-output 12V MagLev fan reduces cooldown time and blocks dust
  • Common camera adapters (T-thread and M48) included for easy attachment to popular CCD and DSLR cameras
  • The Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph features newly designed optics with 4-element rare-earth glass for images free of false color and aberrations like coma and field curvature. The optical quality and spot size across the entire image circle is unprecedented for an astrograph in this price range—or even that of a much more expensive instrument. The design also provides minimal vignetting.
  • Advanced features like a custom engineered linear brass focuser bearing and FeatherTouch Micro Focus Knob allow you to make the fine adjustments you need to capture the perfect shot. Meanwhile, a12V MagLev fan reduces cooldown time and provides optimal airflow through the dust filtered optical tube.
  • Engineered as a complete astroimaging system, every component of the Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph is optimized for peak performance with DSLR and astronomical CCD cameras. Down to the thickness of the glass used in the included fully-multicoated optical window or an optional imaging filter, every component of the system has been taken into careful consideration to work together seamlessly.
  • An observatory-quality astroimaging setup is well within your reach with Celestron's CGE Pro. Our flagship mount, CGEM DX is a rock-solid base for up to 90 lbs. of payload, including Celestron's Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph, which weighs in at just 35 lbs. Feel free to add accessories, guidescopes, CCD cameras, filter wheels, and more; CGEM DX motors and 3-inch tripod legs will handle the load with ease. CGEM DX features all of Celestron's key technologies, including All-Star Polar Alignment, SkyAlign, StarBright XLT optical coatings, Fastar compatibility, and more.

Package Contents:

  • Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Telescope w/ CGEM DX Mount 11006
  • 11-inch optical tube assembly
  • 42 mm T-thread camera adapter
  • 48 mm camera adapter

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