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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.


With an upgraded payload capacity, tripod, and internal gears, the Celestron CGX-L GoTo EQ Mount improves on their venerable CGX platform to provide users with a heavy-duty research-quality mount for larger optical tube assemblies (OTAs), accessories, and imaging rigs. Engineered to carry a 75 lb payload, and outfitted with high-torque motors and a heavy-duty belt-drive system to improve tracking stability and reduce backlash, it is able to smoothly and accurately track near- and deep-sky objects for extended periods of time.

The Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle has also been lengthened to 10.6" to improve stability and offer greater security for larger OTAs. To provide a solid platform for the mount and your OTA, a heavy-duty stainless steel tripod is included, sporting massive 2.75"-diameter legs, an accessory tray that doubles as a stabilizer, and an adjustment range from 35.75" to 52.75". The minimum height has been lowered almost a foot versus the earlier CGX model to accommodate a wider range of users and different observation positions.


The brain of the CGX-L is the venerable NexStar+ computer controller. Equipped with a database of 40,000 objects, including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the complete Messier catalog, it can also be programmed with up 200 custom user-defined objects with filters added for custom object lists. Its intuitive menu-driven user interface gives you the power to observe the heavens with nine slew speeds, three tracking rates, anti-backlash compensation, and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) for smoother movements in the motors and improved tracking over time. Features such as guided tours, extended information on 200 popular objects, and multiple alignment options make the NexStar+ controller easy to use and invaluable to both new users and experienced stargazers.

Celestron CGX-L EQ 14 inch F11 GoTo Telescope

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  • OTA:

    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


    Mount Type German Equatorial
    GoTo Capability Yes, NexStar+
    Payload Capacity 75 lb / 34 kg (without Counterweight)
    Motor Dual Axis
    Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
    Latitude Adjustment 3 to 65°
    Counterweight 1 x 22.0 lb / 10.0 kg
    Polar Axis Scope None


    Height Adjustment Range 35.75 to 52.75" / 90.8 to 134 cm
    Leg Diameter 2.75" / 7 cm
    Leg Sections 2
    • 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
      • Celestron Universal Mounting Plate, CGE
      • Limited 2-Year Warranty
    • Celestron CGX-L GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod
      • Celestron NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ)
      • Celestron CGE PRO Counterweight - 22 lb
      • CGX-L Equatorial Head
      • Stainless Steel Tripod
      • Accessory Tray
      • Counterweight Shaft
      • 8mm Allen Wrench
      • 3 x 8mm Hex-Head Screw
      • Hand Control Holster
      • 12 VDC Car/Vehicle Power Adapter
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