9.25" SCT Optical Tube Assembly (CGE)

9.25" SCT Optical Tube Assembly (CGE)
9.25" SCT Optical Tube Assembly (CGE)
9.25" SCT Optical Tube Assembly (CGE)
9.25" SCT Optical Tube Assembly (CGE)
9.25" SCT Optical Tube Assembly (CGE)
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SKU: 100023623
Part #: 91027-XLT
UPC: 050234102797
MFG: Celestron
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9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)

Overview:
The Celestron C9.25 is an unusual size with its 9.25” aperture and 2350 mm focal length, but many consider it to be the Goldilocks of optical tubes—not too big, not too small. This rugged aluminum optical tube is only 22 inches long and weighs just 20 pounds, making it easy to transport and set up. But the views are much more impressive than what you’d expect from such a compact instrument. The tube offers a focal ratio of f/10 with the added versatility of Fastar (see below). 

It is equipped with Celestron’s patented StarBright® XLT optical coatings, which visibly increase contrast and light transmission for brighter deep space images and shorter exposure times. With StarBright XLT, you’ll be able to discern subtle details while viewing the Moon and planets as well as faint galaxies and nebulae.

The Celestron C9.25 can be mounted on a multitude of computerized telescope mounts thanks to its CGEM style dovetail bar. This iconic optical tube provides the best balance of portability, handling ease, light gathering ability and price ever offered to the amateur astronomer.

Fastar Technology
In 1997, CCDs were making a name for themselves in the astrophotography world, quickly supplanting traditional film photography thanks to their speed and convenience. This was the year that Celestron joined forces with the Santa Barbara Instruments Group (SBIG) to produce Fastar, a revolutionary add-on to Celestron’s hugely popular Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) optical system.

With Fastar, the SCT’s secondary mirror can be removed and replaced with a field-flattening lens assembly (sold separately by third party manufacturers) so that a CCD camera can be used in the front of the telescope at the f/2 focus of the instrument’s primary mirror. The potential of the Fastar system is staggering: exposures are 25 times shorter than if the camera was placed at the instrument’s native f/10 focus. Imagers can capture galaxies and nebulae with exposures of just 30 seconds.

StarBright XLT Coatings
StarBright XLT is Celestron’s revolutionary optical coating system. It consistently outperforms all other coatings in the commercial telescope market. There are three major components that make up our StarBright XLT high-transmission optical system design:

  1. Unique enhanced multi-layer mirror coatings made from precise layers of aluminum, SiO2 (quartz), TiO2 (titanium dioxide), and SiO2 (silicon dioxide). Reflectivity is fairly flat across the spectrum, optimizing it for both imaging and visual observing.
  2. Multi-layer anti-reflective coatings made from precise layers of MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide). Hafnium—a rare element that costs nearly $2,000 per kilogram—gives us a wider band pass than the titanium used in competing coatings.
  3. High-transmission water white glass is used instead of soda lime glass for the corrector lens. Water white glass transmits about 90.5% of light without anti-reflective coatings; that’s 3.5% better than uncoated soda lime glass. When water white glass is used in conjunction with StarBright XLT’s anti-reflective coatings, the average transmission reaches an astonishing 97.4.

These three components make StarBright XLT one of the finest coatings available.

Features:

  • 9.25 " Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly (OTA)
  • Features Celestron's premium patented StarBright XLT optical coatings
  • 2350mm focal length (f/10)
  • Fastar compatible
  • Tube constructed of durable and lightweight aluminum
  • Includes: 25mm eyepiece (94x), 6x30 optical finderscope, star diagonal, 1.25” visual back, CGEM style dovetail bar

Includes These Celestron Technologies

Fastar Technology allows imagers the option of drastically increasing the speed and sensitivity of their Celestron optical tube, allowing bright, detailed images with short exposures.
One of the most important factors in a telescope is its transmission—the percentage of light that reaches the focal plane. Our proprietary StarBright XLT optical coatings dramatically increase transmission, up to 97.4% on our Schmidt corrector lenses.
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture: 2345mm (9.25")
Focal Length: 2350mm (93")
Focal Ratio: f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (0.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 94x
Finderscope: 6x30
Star Diagonal: 1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification: 555x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 34x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.4
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.59 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.49 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power: 1127x (Compared to human eye)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 85mm (3.35")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 36%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 13%
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length: 559mm (22")
Optical Tube Diameter: 271.78mm (10.7")
Optical Tube Weight: 20 lbs (9.07 kg)
Dovetail: CGE Dovetail Bar
Solar Warning:
  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.
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