f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain, Go-To, Viewfinder 9×60, Eyepiece 26mm Plossl, Drive System, Aluminum Tripod.
This version of the CM 1400 is to be released this year (2002) The exact date is not yet known. This is not a review, I am simply putting together the telescope’s specifications for you.
Celestron has taken an excellent telescope and have added a computer, making it even better. The software you will get with the CM 1400GT has a 40,000+ object database and will store numerous user defined objects.
With the electronics, there is a computerized hand control a permanent periodic error correction, this means when the periodic error has recorded for elimination, the telescope maintains the recording even when the telescope is turned off.
It also has a built-in adjustable backlash compensation, auto-guider port, and RS-232 port for communication with your PC to operate and use with the Celestron telescope.
With it’s mechanics you will find a 5.625″ diameter precision bronze gear and a 0.4375″ diameter precision 303 stainless steel worm gear. The telescopes optics has faster compatible for f/2 CCD imaging, 14″ aperture with a focal length of 3910mm at f/11. Also hand-figured optics, star-bright coatings and a resolution of 33 arc seconds.
The telescope weighs 164 pounds and comes with standard accessories such as the 40mm multi-coated 1.25″ Plossl eyepiece the 9×50 viewfinder, car battery adapter, 2″ star diagonal with 1.25″adapter, the heavy duty CI-700 mount and the heavy duty tripod.
Celestron Telescopes Recommendation
These are superb Celestron telescopes with everything you could ever want in a telescope. Adorama will be supplying this Celestron telescopes.