11" EdgeHD Optics
CGEM Computerized Equatorial Mount
Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects
Ultra sturdy 2" steel tripod with Accessory Tray
Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
New aplanatic Schmidt telescope design produces aberration-free images across a wide field of view
Mirror tension locks hold the primary mirror in place and reduce image shift
Cooling vents allow hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror
Fastar compatible for fast f/2 imaging
COMPUTERIZED MOUNT FEATURES
Proven NexStar computer control technology
40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
Redesigned electronics deliver constant regulated power to the motors making them capable of driving the telescope even when not perfectly balanced.
New "All-star" Polar alignment uses any bright star for a quick and accurate Polar alignment
Software Features include: Mount Calibration, Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, five Alignment Procedures
Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
Meridian preference for slewing - allows you to approach an object from the side of the Meridian that maximizes tracking (and imaging) time.
Solar System alignment method - allows you to align your telescope and view the moon and planets during the day
Custom Rate 9 feature allows you set maximum slew rate
Tandem mode allows you to star align the mount even when positioned for tandem scope use.
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
Permanent Programmable Periodic Error Correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
Drive Motors - Low Cog DC Servo motor with integrated optical encoders offer smooth, quiet operation and long life. The motor armatures are skewed to minimize cogging which is required for low speed tracking.
Internal Cable wiring for trouble-free setup and transportation
Designated six-pin RJ-12 modular jack, ST-4 compatible guide port
Autoguide port and Auxiliary ports located on the electronic plate for long exposure astrophotography
Double-line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
RS-232 communication port on hand to control the telescope via a personal computer
Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
GPS compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory
Precision machined 40 mm diameter steel Polar shafts supported by multiple tapered roller bearings and ball bearings.
Secure power plug ensures that the mount's power source is not accidentally disconnected