Celestron CPC 1100 Computerized Telescope

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Celestron CPC 1100 Computerized Telescope

Regular Price: $2,999.00

Special Price $2,698.00

Item # CE-11075-XLT

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Regular Price: $2,999.00

Special Price $2,698.00

  • The diffraction limited Celestron CPC 1100 XLT Telescope features SkyAlign technology for easy setup and accurate go-to computerized functions.
  • Employs an internal GPS receiver that automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth.
  • The Celestron CPC 1100 XLT Telescope features meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems.
  • 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 star; solar systems; objects and asterisms.
  • The Celestron CPC 1100 XLT Telescope includes Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings.
  • For a Limited Time, while Supplies Last, we will be including the C11METFST Model 'Bobs Knobs' Collimation knobs with this telescope at no additional charge! These knobs make Collimating your scope drastically easier, leaving the process far more efficient. See the video below for details!
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Celestron - CPC 1100 XLT Telescope - 11" SCT on GoTo Alt-Az Mount


The Celestron CPC1100 telescope provides an incredible 11" of aperture, but is still relatively light weight and portable for such a large aperture instrument. This telescope is at home as a superb visual instrument or, with optional wedge and CCD cameras, as a serious astrophotographer's tool. Turn the Celestron CPC1100 telescope towards planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; Cassini's Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach!

Although large in aperture, with its conveniently located carrying handles and smart physical design, the Celestron CPC 1100 is portable enough to set up in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location. The Celestron CPC telescopes, like their acclaimed Advanced Series and premium CGE Series, feature meticulously matched and hand-figured optical systems. In addition, all CPC models are diffraction limited and come standard with StarBright XLT High Performance Optical Coatings. With the introduction of the CPC Series, Celestron has "gone back to the drawing board" and re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented a telescope family that provides superior quality, unsurpassed ease of use, and incomparable value.

Celestron CPC1100 Telescope Flash Tour

Celestron CPC Telescope Flash Tour

The Celestron CPC telescopes use an internal GPS receiver that automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth. This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude, and latitude. Once the internal GPS has established the Celestron CPC's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply use the CPC hand control to manually point (slew) the telescope to three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the stars — you may even pick the moon or bright planets! Celestron's NexStar(R) software technology will model the night sky to determine the position of every star, planet and celestial object above the horizon. Once your Celestron CPC telescope is aligned, the remote hand control allows direct access to each of the celestial catalogs in its user-friendly database.

The Celestron CPC telescope database contains over 40,000 celestial objects including Messier objects and the Caldwell Catalog, as well as NGC Galaxies, nebulae and planets. User-definable filter limits make navigating through this expansive database quicker and easier. Filter Limits let you filter out objects that are outside of your local horizon (ie, if trees or mountains were in the way). The Identify feature tells you what you're looking at with your Celestron CPC, but it can also be a very fun way to tour around the sky. Just point the telescope up somewhere and ask it to identify Messier objects (for instance) and it will show you the 5 nearest Messier objects to your position and let you GOTO them. You can keep doing this for different parts of the sky or for different object types -- it is a lot of fun. There is also a "Solar Sys Align" feature that lets you align your CPC telescope on the sun or moon for daytime observing -- it is easy to use this feature to see planets or bright stars in the day.

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Celestron CPC 1100 Telescope - 11" SCT on GoTo Alt-Az Mount Features

  • 11" diffraction-limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings on a fully computerized dual fork arm altazimuth mount.
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology includes 40,000 object database with 400 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects.
  • 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 star; solar systems; objects and asterisms.
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics - Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch.
  • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2" steel legs and accessory tray
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process and 9X50 optical finderscope is also included.
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet including the latest firmware for All-Star polar alignment.
  • Ergonomic design - Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location and included star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky.
  • Permanent PEC and convenient remote hand control holder that allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope.
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider and NexRemote telescope control software with rs-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer.

Celestron Product Number: 11075-XLT
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-11075-XLT
UPC Code 050234107518
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron CPC
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - GoTo
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 11"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/10
Telescope Focal Length 2800mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.7
Highest Useful Magnification 661x
Optical Coatings Celestron XLT
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube Not provided by manufacturer
Optical Tube Weight N/A
Mount Weight N/A
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Finder Included 8 x 50 Optical Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 40mm
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Power Adapter Included DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter
GPS Included? Yes
CD ROMs Included NexRemote
Alignment Procedure 1-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, EQ North Align, EQ South Align, SkyAlign, Solar System Align
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth, EQ North, EQ South
Objects in Database 40,000 objects
OTA Mount Type Dual Fork Arms
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Total Telescope Weight 65 lbs.
Reviews

Customer Reviews 10 item(s)

very good quality telescope; other features needed attention
Documentation: The documentation is minimal and obviously written by a person whose native language is other than English.
Tripod: The tripod is well built, of high quality, and very stable. The level in the tripod is a good idea, but it would have been located on rather than under the base. The shelf has an awkward design. The covers of the mounting bolts are small, making threading unnecessarily difficult.
Finder scope: The finder scope was very difficult to use, and I replaced it with a Telrad unit. Given the warning on page 9, the telescope should NEVER HAVE BEEN EQUIPPED with screws which might damage the primary mirror. THE INCLUSION OF LONG SCREWS WAS AN ERROR.
Hand control: The hand control was designed for a person with small hands, and the holder is feeble. The default setting of the Cord Control described on page 24 of the booklet should be ON, not OFF; NOT KNOWING THIS FACT RESULTED IN CORD BREAKAGE. The hand control is equipped with an RS232 port to make a computer connection; which were eliminated from all notebook computers in the year 2004.
Yoke: The audible click that occurs when the yoke is properly positioned was a very good idea. The yoke was well built and of high quality. The program for the tracking was well designed and functioned very well. The autocompensation for the momentum of the tube was a professional touch.
Power tank: The leaflet which accompanied the Power Tank was minimal with no description about the correct function of the indicator lights.. The initial charge required almost 48 hours. The power cable was very light and did not fit snugly in the port on the power tank, and it was replaced. Once it was fully charged, the power tank worked perfectly.
Telescope: The power indicator light on the base of the telescope shines directly into the face of the user; I use a lens cap to cover the light. The main assembly was of high quality and excellent construction. The optics are very good.
Computer program: There is no list of the stars and objects included in the booklet; scrolling through the list is the only way to know if an item is available. The only way to return to a previous choice is to use the “UNDO” button, a confusing expression when “Go back” is meant. The “hibernation” feature is useless if the telescope is moved, and all of the setup information must be entered again. Overall, the program is relatively easy to use.
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Review by Joseph Carro / (Posted on 6/18/2013)
Very good scope with some oil leakage issues
I've had my CPC 1100 for almost seven years. All in all, the Celestron has provided very good to excellent views in my somewhat polluted sky. The 1100 shines on deep sky objects, especially globular and open clusters. M13 and M10 as well as the Orion Nebula's dust lanes. Visual limitations on deep sky objects hover around 9.5. Under darker, less light and air polluted skies, I would guess the scope could exceed 10.

Planetary observations can range from good to somewhat disappointing, especially if you're expecting the type of views one sees in magazines or very large telescope. The large planets (Jupiter and Saturn) easily show banding and, occasionally, the red spot on Jupiter makes an appearance. Mars, on the other hand, shows no detail...it's simply a red dot under medium magnification.

And speaking of magnification, unlike a fine refractor, the CPC 1100 can usually handle a 13mm-19mm for very pleasing "high magnification" views. I've tried several eyepieces in the 4mm-7mm range and have been greatly disappointed.

Issues with the CPC that have occurred include an oil leakage on the corrector plate (twice) and a constant need to realign the telescope using SkyAlign or the two star method if the CPC 1100 has not been used for a few months; I suspect this might have something to do with the internal battery.
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Review by KenM / (Posted on 6/14/2013)
Exceptional scope with some room for improvement
This scope is excellent quality all the way around. Just a couple things that I think will improve it. The controller cord should be a little longer and it can be a difficult scope to haul around due to its weight. The hand holds are helpful, but this thing can be scary at a dark sky location trying to set it up or walk with it for any distance in the dark. Otherwise, I'm very happy with it's range, tracking, goto, GPS, etc. The bright on/off red led should be relocated so not to interfer with viewing. Once you have it set up the telescope performs exceptionally well.
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Review by John / (Posted on 6/5/2013)
CPC 1100 Scope
Very nice scope. I love it. My only beef is I wish there were another handle on the other arm. The scope is heavy for one person. Also I wish that for 3 grand they would have included a CD of stary night or something. I love the way I can do tour's with it. Galileo would have been in total awe at the way it slews to the object of your desire. This will probable be my last scope for the rest of my life, so I think I picked the right one.
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Review by Ranger1 / (Posted on 3/8/2011)
CPC 1100
Great scope. Mounted on a permanent pier within an observatory. Upgraded to 2 diag., 17mm Ethos, 40mm Pentax, 2x Powermate and a right-angle diag. finder. Bottom counter-weight (Starizona is a must).

Customer service at OPI was also a 5/5.
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Review by Richard / (Posted on 10/18/2010)
Great first scope
I have had a fascination for astronomy since I was a little kid and so purchasing my first real telescope was a serious matter. I painstakingly researched all my options and settled on the CPC 1100 GPS (XLT and I have to say it was the right choice.

It was easy to set up, though the mount/OTA assembly was slightly heavy and awkward to carry. But that aside I was very happy with all the rest of the feature. The tripod was of sturdy design and the mount fit snug and firmly. All the locking bolts were well crafted and secured the Scope on the mount. The supplied finder-scope came with a quick release mount that was easy to put on. I purchased the 17amp hour Powertank that was very convenient to use with telescope. The two altitude/azimuth cluthes are sturdy and lock down the scope well. I wish it was designed in a way that made it easy to know which way to turn for locking/unlocking, but after a few times i got now. The hand controller was of typical light weight plastic design and was easy to operate, other than I wish there was a separate page up down button as it's a little weird that it's part of the number pad. I also wish the cord for the hand controller was maybe 1 foot longer as it stretches a bit to reach where it needs to plug in. It was very easy to use the built in SkyAlignment to get setup for GOTO operation. The internal GPS would find your location, then all you had to do was point the scope/finderscope at 3 bright objects. You didn't even need to know what the objects were as the internal computer would figure it out. The hand controller was very easy to do everything you wanted to do with the telescope and find great sky objects quick. I ended up hooking to my laptop and I primarily use a planetarium software now to do my goto stuff, but I find the hand controller still useful all the time.

The 40mm eyepiece that comes with the telescope is very good quality. The only problem is it's a 1.25 along with a 1.25 star diagnal. I recommend you immediately buy a 2 star diagonal with 1.25 adapter. Even if you don't want to throw down on a 2 eyepiece right away (which I did you'll surely be upgrading your eyepiece soon! I also recommend you buy the dew shade for the telescope to prevent dew from collecting on the corrector lens. The last thing I wanted to do(pardon the pun was get all sorts of condensation on the mirror my first night out. You will also want to buy a serial to USB adapter so incase you decide to hook up you laptop you can. Most modern laptops don't have serial ports.

So I haven't commented on the optics yet? Well it's hard for me to say since this is my first real telescope and I don't have anything to compare it to (other than my crappy tasco telescope I hade when I was 8. But it is nothing short of stunning to me. I live in an area with significant light pollution, but even so I get great views. Beatiful pinpoint stars and star fields, faint views of the hot spots of andromeda, amazing detail of the moon, fairly good images of Jupiter and her moons, the phases of Venus, and so much more. The focuser is pretty good, but there is a bit of play and it causes a slight amount of image shift or mirror flop which is common in SCT design. If you are planning on doing astrophotography you can do 'a little', but you really need a EQ mount.

All in all I'm VERY happy with my telescope. I regret nothing and would do it all again given the choice. I recommed this telescope to anyone starting out, but already knows they'll have a passion doing this (as its not cheap. Now I'm looking to buy my next one so I can do more astrophotography!
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Review by Shane in California / (Posted on 10/10/2010)
A Year with the CPC 1100
I have had this scope for over a year now and its doing very well. I love how well it hold collimation and its ease of use. I updated it 1.25 visual back with a AT 2 enhanced diagonal. The optics are the best I've seen in a large SCT like this one. The views of Orion, Lagoon, and M-17, M,-16, The Bubble nebula and the veil nebulas are all very spectacular. For lunar work it shows great detail and I use this scope all the time for public outreach programs through my Astronomy Club BBAA in Virginia Beach. The scope itself held up and the only complaint is the power cord itself had to be repaired twice due to excited children : easy fix and no big deal. The scope is easy to set up with one person and I use both the 17 Amp hr. pack and a 50 Amp hour gel cell to power the scope the power tank for the scope and the gel cell for the dew system which is home built. Its a great scope and I have had noting but good luck with the scope and the quality is better than Meade in my opinion. Keep up the good work Celestron!!!
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Review by Garry Mitchell / (Posted on 4/22/2009)
excellent
This is an excellent scope. Its go to feature is very accurate. The optics are very clear. We looked a long time before getting this one. We wanted something that we could use with our children and that would last a lifetime. It is heavy and it would be useful to have something like a scope buggy. We also mount a Celestron Onyx for rich field views. A real joy to use.
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Review by JNEWTON / (Posted on 2/11/2009)
CPC1100, It's a keeper
Good build quality for a large SCT that is very easy to handle and set up by myself. Seems to hold collimation well after transporting. A little tail heavy so a balance system is necessary for heavy glass. Finder, visual back and diagonal are all 1.25 cheapies as usual. Very good performance when using quality 2 accessories and high end EP's. GOTO's are pretty good with proper alignment that is easy to do. GOTO's and tracking needed backlash adjustment to get it right, but that is easy to adjust.
Great aperature for a reasonable price. A lot lighter than Meades 10 so I'd buy it again at it's price point.
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Review by Brad in Phoenix / (Posted on 7/11/2007)
CPC1100, It's a keeper
Good build quality for a large SCT that is very easy to handle and set up by myself. Seems to hold collimation well after transporting. A little tail heavy so a balance system is necessary for heavy glass. Finder, visual back and diagonal are all 1.25 cheapies as usual. Very good performance when using quality 2 accessories and high end EP's. GOTO's are pretty good with proper alignment that is easy to do. GOTO's and tracking needed backlash adjustment to get it right, but that is easy to adjust.
Great aperature for a reasonable price. A lot lighter than Meades 10 so I'd buy it again at it's price point. Review by Brad in Phoenix / (Posted on 7/10/2007)
Included Items

Included Items

  • 11" f/10 CPC GPS Telescope Assembly
  • StarBright XLT Coatings
  • GoTo Alt-Az Computerized Telescope Mount
  • Heavy Duty Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • NexStar Hand Controller
  • 1.25" 40mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • Quick Release Bracket
  • NexRemote Telescope Control Software
  • Internal GPS System
  • RS-232 Cable
  • 1.25" Visual Back
  • Car Battery Adapter
  • Instruction Manual
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

does this new GPS also allow accurate tracking or does one still have to polar align manually to get really good astrophotographs?
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Can you buy an AC converter that will operate this telescope and if so which one. Thank you
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How does the alignment work with this one? Does it find the stars automatically like Meade and all you do is center them or do you have to slew the scope to the first star (that you know) like the SE series?
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