Celestron C14-AF XLT 14" f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only, CGE Dovetail)

Celestron C14-AF XLT 14" f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only, CGE Dovetail)

Celestron C14-AF XLT 14" f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only, CGE Dovetail)

B&H # CEC14AXLTQ MFR # 91038-XLT
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Product Highlights

  • 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA
  • 3910mm Focal Length, f/11 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Optical Coatings
  • 40mm 1.25" Eyepiece, Reducer Adapter
  • 2" Visual Back and 90° Diagonal
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • CGE (Losmandy) Dovetail Plate
  • OTA Only; Mount and Tripod Required
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Celestron C14-AF XLT overview

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Outfitted with an oversized aperture, long effective focal length, and their proprietary StarBright XLT optical coatings, the Celestron C14-AF XLT 14" f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope provides high power and portability. The coating system consists of anti-reflection coatings on the corrector plate, highly reflective index mirror coatings, and low-absorption/high-transmission glass components to ensure that the maximum amount of light is gathered and transmitted to your eye. This system ensures bright and clear high-contrast images with accurate color rendition across the entire visual spectrum without visible distortion at the edges. Celestron includes a standard-thread 2" visual back and reducer adapter to accept eyepieces and accessories such as the 1.25" 40mm eyepiece and 2" 90° diagonal supplied with the optical tube assembly (OTA). This OTA is offered here without a mount or tripod for users who already have a support system. Just ensure the mount's payload capacity exceeds 45 pounds to safely carry the weight and that the mount has a Losmandy-style saddle to match the OTA's CGE mounting plate.

Optical Tube
  • 14" (355.6mm) aperture
  • f/11 focal ratio
  • 3910mm effective focal length
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain design optical path
  • StarBright XLT optical coatings
  • Resolution: 0.39 arcsec (Rayleigh); 0.33 arcsec (Dawes)
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 4.5" (114 mm); 32% by diameter; 10% by area
StarBright XLT System
  • Maximizes light transmission through optical path
  • Improves color rendition, contrast, sharpness, resolution, and brightness
  • Broadband system provides flat wavelength transmission across the entire visual spectrum
  • Multi-layer mirror coatings with layers of aluminum, SiO2 (quartz), and TiO2 (titanium dioxide)
  • Multi-layer anti-reflective corrector plate coatings with layers of MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide); hafnium has a wider band-pass than the commonly used titanium
  • High-transmission water white glass corrector plate limits light loss due to internal absorption
  • Optical tube only—mount and tripod required for proper use
  • Supplied with CGE dovetail plate, which is compatible with Losmandy-style saddles
  • Mount must have a payload capacity of over 45 pounds to safely support the OTA
Included Accessories
  • Visual back:
  • Standard threads for Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope optical tubes
  • 2" holder accepts 2" eyepieces and accessories
  • Eyepiece:
  • 1.25"-diameter barrel
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • 40mm focal length produces 98x magnification
  • Diagonal:
  • 2"-diameter barrel
  • 90° angle places head in comfortable viewing position when scope is aimed at or near the zenith
  • Star diagonal corrects view horizontally, but not vertically
  • Includes 2"-to-1.25" reducer adapter to allow use of smaller 1.25" eyepieces and accessories
  • Finderscope:
  • 9x magnification
  • 50mm aperture
  • Mounting bracket included
In the Box
Celestron C14-AF XLT 14" f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only, CGE Dovetail)
  • 40mm Eyepiece
  • 2" 90° Diagonal
  • 2-1.25" Reducer Adapter
  • SCT Visual Back
  • 9x50mm Finderscope
  • Universal Mounting Plate, CGE aatquwssbwtttezusqzxwcxsdvrz
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Celestron C14-AF XLT specs

    Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Aperture 14" / 356mm
    Focal Length 3910mm
    Focal Ratio f/11
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2"
    1.25" with included reducer adapter
    Diagonal 90° star
    2" barrel
    Finderscope 9x50 mm
    Tripod None
    Mount Type CGE dovetail plate
    Power Source None
    Optical Tube Length 31.0" / 78.7 cm
    Weight 45.0 lbs / 20.4 kg

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