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Celestron EdgeHD 9.25" f/10 Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

Celestron Luminos 23mm Eyepiece (2")

9x50 Finderscope

2" 90° Star Diagonal

1.25" Eyepiece Reducer Adapter

Limited 1-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

 

 

Engineered to deliver sharp and clear distortion-free views, the Celestron EdgeHD 9.25" f/10 Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is an ideal choice for observation, astrophotography, and imaging objects within or beyond our solar system. It features an aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system consisting of a corrector plate, a spherical primary mirror, and a secondary mirror along with a set of field-flattening lenses integrated into the baffle tube. Complementing the EdgeHD system is the proprietary StarBright XLT optical coating system, which improves light transmission and reflectivity across the entire visual spectrum. The combination of EdgeHD and StarBright XLT produces bright and clear high-resolution images with true color rendition across the entire field of view without distortion, aberrations, or off-axis comas.

 

Optimized for imaging, the internal focusing system features mirror support clutches to ensure proper alignment and mirror locks to avoid accidental defocusing during long-exposure astrophotography. The optical tube is outfitted with an oversized 2" visual back to ensure large imaging sensors are completely covered to avoid vignetting. For visual observations, a 2" star diagonal is included along with a 23mm wide-angle eyepiece that yields a 102x magnification. A reducer adapter is provided to allow the use of smaller and more common 1.25" eyepieces and accessories. The EdgeHD 9.25 is offered here without a mount or tripod for users who already have a reliable support system and are looking to upgrade or add to their existing gear, but it comes with a large CGE dovetail plate that is compatible with Losmandy saddles.

 

Optical Tube

9.25" (235mm) aperture

f/10 focal ratio

2350mm effective focal length

Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design

EdgeHD field-flattener aplanatic design eliminates spherical aberration, field curvature, and off-axis star coma to improve resolution, sharpness, and clarity across the entire field of view, especially at the edges

Diffraction-limited SCHOTT glass reduces internal light loss to improve color, clarity, and sharpness

StarBright XLT optical coatings

Flexible tension clutches hold the primary mirror in place to reduce image shift without putting any force or pressure on the mirror assembly, keeping subjects centered

Internal mirror locks prevent accidental adjustment to focus—important during long-exposure astrophotography

Integrated 95-micron mesh filter allows hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror without dust getting in, to prevent mirror distortion due to uneven surface temperatures

Resolution: 0.59 arcsec (Rayleigh); 0.49 arcsec (Dawes)

Secondary mirror obstruction: 3.35" (85mm); 36% by diameter; 13% 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

Mounting

OTA only; mount and tripod required for proper use

Large CGE (Losmandy-style) dovetail plate

Included Accessories

Visual Back:

Standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT) threads

2" eyepiece/accessory holder

Use for prime focus or projection astrophotography with optional adapters

Eyepiece:

 

Luminos-series wide-angle

82° field of view

2"-diameter barrel

Accepts most 2" eyepiece filters

23mm focal length yields 102x power

Parfocal with all Luminos eyepieces, allowing it to be changed out with other Luminos eyepieces without having to adjust the focus

Retractable eyecup for use with or without eyewear

Reducer adapter:

 

2"-to-1.25" reducer adapter allows the use of smaller eyepieces and accessories in visual back or diagonal

Diagonal:

 

90° angle puts head in comfortable viewing position

Threaded for direct connection to OTA without the need for the visual back

2" eyepiece/accessory holder

Star diagonal corrects image horizontally, but not vertically

Finderscope:

 

Low 9x magnification preserves wide field of view to more easily find alignment or guide stars

Large 50mm aperture helps to see dimmer objects and stars for easier star-hopping navigation