Celestron RASA Rowe Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph 11 in. Telescope with CGEM DX Mount

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  • $4,999.00
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  • 11-inch f/2.2 optical design with StarBright XLT coating
  • Free of false color, coma, and field curvature
  • 70-milimeter optimized image circle
  • Custom engineered linear brass focuser bearing
  • Anchored by Celestron's CGEM DX Mount
  • For astro-imaging only with no visual option
  • Includes adapters for CCD and DSLR cameras
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  • Description

    The Celestron RASA Rowe Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph 11 in. Telescope with CGEM DX Mount is an observatory-quality astroimaging setup that can create better-looking astroimages in a fraction of the time! This package pairs the renowned Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph with a heavy-duty CGEM DX Mount with additional payload capacity and the ability to slew up to 50 pounds at up to 5 degrees per second on extra-large, 3-inch tripod legs for maximum stability. Capturing deep-sky imagery is easy with this 11-inch optical design with fast, wide-field f/2.2 system that offers better apparent tracking and shorter exposures than traditional f/10 astroimaging. With this level of technology, you won't even need an autoguider to create superior images! The Rowe Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph builds on the legacy of past cameras with improved image circle, focal length, and newly designed optics with 4-element rare-earth glass for imagery free of false color, aberrations like coma and field curvature, and minimal vignetting. More advanced features include a custom engineered linear brass focuser bearing and FeatherTouch Micro Focus Knob for fine adjustments when achieving that perfect shot. This astrograph is ideal for any of today's top DSLR or CCD cameras and includes a 42 mm T-thread and 48 mm camera adapters to make setup a breeze.


    Additional Information

    • Quiet operating 12V MagLev fan
    • Fan reduces cooldown time and blocks dust
    • Dual-speed 10:1 FeatherTouchMicro Focus Knob
    • Better apparent tracking and shorter exposures than f/10
    • 620-milimimeter focal length
    • Heavy-duty mount with 3-inch tripod legs
    • Mount can slew up to 50 lbs. at 5 degrees per second


    About Celestron
    Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world’s leading telescope makers, enjoying brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron is also a leading designer, manufacturer, and importer of other high-quality optical products, including binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes in addition to their computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories. Their innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader’s Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association, and more. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, Calif.

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    Shipping Restrictions

    Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

    What's Included

    Telescope, CGEM DX Mount, T-thread camera adapter, M48 camera adapter

  • Dimensions & Specifications



    Focal Length


    Focal Ratio


    Good for Astrophotography




    Lens Coating

    StarBright XLT



    Mount Design


    Optical Design


    Telescopes Series

    Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph






    Equatorial Mount

    Recommended Usage


    User Level

    For the Expert

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    Manufacturer Warranty

    Celestron has a limited lifetime binocular and spotting scope warranty and all other products have a 2-year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact Celestron's Customer Service department at 310-328-9560.

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