Overview: The CPC Deluxe 1100 HD by Celestron includes an
11" diameter telescope with high-quality Edge HD optics and an incredible focal
length of 2800mm. It comes with a heavy duty tripod with 2" diameter stainless
steel legs, and a fully computerized CPC dual fork arm Altazimuth mount with
built-in GPS for easy alignment and finding celestial objects in the sky.
Edge HD Optical System: The Edge HD optical system is
specifically designed for both visual observation and astrophotography. Many
optical systems work well for visual observing to produce pinpoint stars across
a curved focal plane. When used with a camera's flat image sensor, stars appear
out of focus at the edges. Edge HD optics produce a focal plane that is three
times flatter than a standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. This gives you
visibly sharper stars across even some of the largest image sensors available.
Optics: The CPC Deluxe 1100 HD optical tube uses Celestron's premium
StarBright XLT coatings, which provide maximized light transmission, contrast,
and image sharpness.
Eyepiece: The telescope comes with a
82-degree Luminos eyepiece (122x magnification) with a 2" diameter. The CPC
Deluxe HD uses 2"-diameter eyepieces, however, 1-1/4"-diameter eyepieces
can be used with the supplied 1-1/4" adapter. The unit also comes with a 2" star diagonal
(with a 1-1/4" adapter) which diverts the light at a
90° angle to the light path of the telescope. This allows you to observe in a
more comfortable position than if you were to look straight through.
Finderscope: The telescope comes with a 9x50 finderscope
which mounts to the outside of the telescope tube to help you locate and center
objects in the main field of the telescope. The finderscope must first be aligned with the telescope before use. This is done in
the daytime by pointing the telescope at an object at least a quarter mile away,
centering the object in the eyepiece, and aligning the finderscope
to the distant object.
CPC Altazimuth Mount/Hand Controller: The telescope's CPC
Altazimuth mount features proven NexStar computer-control technology with a
custom database of over 40,000 objects, including deep-sky objects, planets, and
bright star clusters, all listed by name and catalog number. The built-in GPS
technology automatically pinpoints your exact location, along with the current
date and time, to make it easy to locate most any celestial object you desire.
The plug-in 19-button NexStar hand controller, with its backlit, dual line,
16-character display screen, gives you fingertip control of the telescope. The
hand controller has a jack for an RS232 cable which allows you to interface with
a computer and control the telescope remotely. The built-in software is flash
upgradeable so you can download product updates over the Internet. A plastic
snap-on holder is included for the hand controller that attaches to one of the
SkyAlign: Before using, the telescope must first be aligned
to known positions in the sky. The SkyAlign method of aligning the telescope
uses the internal GPS receiver to acquire all of the necessary time/site
information needed to create an accurate model of the sky. You can align the
telescope by simply pointing it to any three bright celestial objects
one-by-one. You can also perform Auto Two-star, Two-star, One-star, and Solar
System manual alignments.
Sky Tour: The CPC Deluxe 1100 HD's Sky Tour feature allows
you to choose from a list of interesting celestial objects based on the date and
time in which you are observing. You can activate the Sky Tour by pressing the
dedicated button on the hand controller, and the telescope will skew to its
starting position. As the tour of objects continues, you can press buttons on
the hand controller to provide text information and coordinates of the object
Power Requirements: The CPC Deluxe 1100 HD can be
powered by the supplied car battery adapter, the optional
PowerTank 12-volt power supply, or an optional 12-volt AC adapter.
Accessory Tray: The telescope comes with an accessory tray
which provides a place to put extra eyepieces or other items while you're using
- Optical Design: Edge HD
- Aperture: 280mm (11")
- Focal Length: 2800mm (110")
- Focal Ratio: f/10
- Eyepiece Focal Length: 23mm
- Eyepiece Magnification: 122x
- Highest Useful Magnification: 661x
- Lowest Useful Magnification: 40x
- Optical Tube Length: 24"
- Light Gathering Power: 1600x (compared to human eye)
- Weight: 66 pounds