Celestron CGX 700

Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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Technical Features for Celestron CGX 700

The Celestron CGX 700 is a 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with premium StarBright XLT coatings and fully computerized equatorial mount with high-performance stainless steel worm gears and motors for improved slewing & tracking. It has 8x50mm optical finderscope to find objects of interest without being tethered by skills and starcharts. This telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction (PPEC).

The Celestron CGX 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain features NexStar+ hand control that offers multiple language programming. The improved motor offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease. It's lightweight materials and compact design make this telescope with the portability and functionality to satisfy user and novice astrophotographers.
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CGX 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Features:

  • 7.08 Inch Aperture (180mm)
  • Computerized with 40,000 Accessible Objects
  • 420x Maximum Magnification
  • 2 Dedicated Autoguider Communication Port
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • Focal Length: 28mm, f/15 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Coating
  • 4 AUX Communication Ports
  • All-Star Polar Alignment
    - Allows To Align On Any 2 Bright Celestial Objects
    - Making Fast & Easy Alignment Process
  • CGX Stainless Steel Leg Tripod
  • Computerized Equatorial Mount
  • Internal Real Time Clock


Optical Design:Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm):180 mm (7.08")
Focal Length:2700 mm (106.3")
Focal Ratio:15
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm):28 mm (1.1") 2" eyepiece
Magnification of Eyepiece 1:96x
Finderscope: 8x50 Straight Through
Star Diagonal:2" with 1.25" adapter
Optical Tube:Aluminium
Highest Useful Magnification:420x
Lowest Useful Magnification :67x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude :13.9
Resolution (Rayleigh):0.64 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes):0.52 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to Human Eye):661 x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction:1.57" (40 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:22%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:5%
Optical Coatings:StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length: 22.5 in (571.5 mm)
Optical Tube Diameter: 222.25 in (8.75")
Optical Tube Weight:19 lbs (8.6 kg)
Dovetail:CGE Dovetail Bar
Mount :Computerized Equatorial
Instrument Load Capacity:55 lbs (25 kg)
Height Adjustment Range:1200.15mm - 1968.5mm (47.25" - 77.5")
Tripod Leg Diameter:50.8mm (2")
Tripod Weight:19.2 lbs (8.7 kg)
Latitude Adjustment Range:3° - 65°
Mount Head Weight :44 lbs
Slew Speeds:9 Slew Speeds (max speed 4°/second)
Tracking Rates:Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes:EQ North & EQ South
Dovetail Compatibility:Dual Saddle Plates (Vixen & CGE Saddle)
Number of Auxiliary Ports:2 Aux Ports (Hand Control Can Use Either Aux Port)
Autoguide Port:Yes
USB Port:Yes, Input for Mount & Hand Control
Power Requirements:12V DC, 4 Amps
Motor Drive:DC Servo Motors
Alignment Procedures:2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error Correction:Yes
Computerized Hand Control:2 line x 18 Character Backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED Backlit Buttons, USB 2.0 Port for PC Connection
NexStar+ Database:40,000+ Objects, 100 User Defined Programmable Objects. Enhanced Information on Over 200 Objects
Software:PWI Telescope Control Software, Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App

Celestron CGX 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Includes:
  • 700 Maksutov Cassegrain OTA
  • CGX Equatorial Head
  • CGX Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • 2 x 11 lbs Counterweights
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • 8mm Allen Wrench
  • 12V DC Power Cable
  • Hand Control Holster
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