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Celestron 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Item # HN-CELE369

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Celestron
GoTo
Yes
Mount Design
Dual Fork Arm
Warranty
2-Year Limited
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing Nebulae, Astrophotography, Viewing the Moon
Configuration
65 lbs. Weight Optical Tube
Features
Alt-Az-Mount, GoTo, GPS
Good for Astrophotography
Yes
Optical Design
Schmidt-Cassegrain
Objective Lens Size Code
279
Finderscope
50mm w/quick release bracket
Focal Length
2800mm
Highest Useful Magnification
660x
Star Diagonal
1.25 inch
Object Database
40000 objects
Eyepiece 1
40mm Plossl (70x)
Lens Coating
StarBright XLT
Component
.5 Arc Seconds Resolution, .42 Arc Seconds Resolving Power, 14.7 Limiting Magnitude
GPS
Yes
Focal Ratio
f/10
User Level
For the Expert
Aperture
279mm
Telescopes Series
Celestron CPC GPS Telescopes

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  • Database to observe 40000 celestial objects
  • 400 user-definable objects
  • Computerized, GPS, GoTo technology with SkyAlign
  • Use telescope via PC with NexRemote control software
  • Get updates with flash-upgradeable hand controller
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Celestron 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (23)
  • Accurate (20)
  • Quality lenses (14)
  • Comfortable eyepiece (3)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (19), Avid adventurer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great scope[...]

We use this scope at the Joshua Tree Astronomy Theater. Easy to setup, great optics, best scope for the money. The guys at Telescopes.com are the best!

We use this scope at the Joshua Tree Astronomy Theater. Easy to setup, great optics, best scope for the money. The guys at Telescopes.com are the best!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing Cust Service. Great Scope

Great Scope! Very disappointing customer service. They mis-shipped on this twice, sending me three mounts and no OTA. The only way they would fix it immediately was to charge me for two scopes...Read complete review

Great Scope! Very disappointing customer service. They mis-shipped on this twice, sending me three mounts and no OTA. The only way they would fix it immediately was to charge me for two scopes that I didn't have and credit me a week later after they proved to themselves the scope never left the warehouse.Meanwhile they resent another mount and no OTA. Only on the third try did they agree to expediate with three-day air, although I needed to pay for a third scope I didn't have. These things are serialized and counted I would hope, they should have been able to check their warehouse and see that they had not sent these. It would seem that Hayneedle is getting too large to control their own systems. Also saw many mistakes on the amount charged on my account as they continually emptied then a week later credited my account. No compensation offered for all the bother. Sad. Fantastic scope, though, that performs as well as everyone and Celestron says.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointing Cust Service. Great Scope

By Scott

from Menlo Park, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

    Great Scope! Very disappointing customer service. They mis-shipped on this twice, sending me three mounts and no OTA. The only way they would fix it immediately was to charge me for two scopes that I didn't have and credit me a week later after they proved to themselves the scope never left the warehouse.Meanwhile they resent another mount and no OTA. Only on the third try did they agree to expediate with three-day air, although I needed to pay for a third scope I didn't have. These things are serialized and counted I would hope, they should have been able to check their warehouse and see that they had not sent these. It would seem that Hayneedle is getting too large to control their own systems. Also saw many mistakes on the amount charged on my account as they continually emptied then a week later credited my account. No compensation offered for all the bother. Sad. Fantastic scope, though, that performs as well as everyone and Celestron says.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Disappointed

    By Alara

    from Bala Cynwyd PA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Missing Remote looks Used

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

    The saucer on bottom of the dual fork/OTA component was scratched and chipped paint. Furthmore, the NexStar Remote Hand Controller was missing. Clicking noise heard when slewing left/right

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Operation & Performance

    By Robert

    from BRIGHAM CITY,UT

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to set up
    • Easy to Use
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

    The GPS comes up fast and aligning with 2 planets (Jupiter & Venus) is fast. There are about 5 ways to align. Moves to new objects well and can use fine adjustments on keypad to center object. Tube weighs 60 lb and tripod is 25 lb. Could use more large handles. Note: lift tube base to center pin and tighten azimuth clutch, rotate and base falls into 3 recesses easily. Use "undo" frequently on keypad to access other keypad features or lists. For Messier objects enter three numbers, may need "0" for first number. The diagonal with lens has different focus than without diagonal. Focus is easy, it is just one knob. Orion nebula and Jupiter look great with just x70 power. I bought the adapter to plug into a household outlet. I have used a long heavy duty extension cord to go to the adapter and this works well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Totally Impressed

    By Russ

    from Plantsville, CT

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

    First it took longer to unpack the scope and tripod than it took to assemble it.It could not have been any easier. I had to wait a week to use it because of bad weather. I finally decide to use it last night with some spotty clouds and a full moon which you would think would provide for lousy viewing.I was amazed. The self prompting alignment process was a breeze. I started with the tour mode and every object I went to was centered in the eyepiece.I purchased the optional power tank and dew shield. Both worked perfectly and I highly recommend both.All I need now is a clear moonless night.I am going to build a rolling platform with jack screws so I can store the scope in my garage and roll it out front assembled.It is not that it is so heavy that I can not carry it.I am just concerened about bumping it while I am moving it back to the uptairs bedroom where I currently have it.[...]

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great scope

    By dennis

    from pleasant hill ca.

    About Me Avid Adventurer

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          Comments about Celestron 11 Inch CPC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:

          Great scope, does everything they say it will.
          When I opened the box and pulled the scope out, i got an even bigger surprise, the scope is Fastar ready.
          I did a lot of research on different scopes before deciding on the cpc 1100
          I am very happy on my decision to buy this scope.

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          Customer Q & A

          1 Question About This Product
          Q: "Looking for high quality scope but one easy to get out and set up. Down road would like to try photography. Am a filmmaker by trade, so is a scope like this reasonable as a choice?"
          A: This scope would be fantastic for your purposes.  It is GPS enabled so it is very easy to use, and with a 11" aperture you would be able to see quite a bit on a good night.  It is a little heavy, but with a scope of this quality that is expected.
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