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Celestron CGEM 1100 HD
7.2 out of 10

Celestron CGEM 1100 HD

Optical Design : EdgeHD Optics Focal Length : 2800 mm (110.24 in Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Celestron CGEM 1100 HD

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Overall 8
8.0

It doesn't include all the parts

Alex, B&H Photo
10 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Will you buy an electric toothbrush and the charger separately? that is what happens with this telescope. I can't believe I bought a $+ dollars telescope and then open the 3 boxes and realize I have to buy a $ adapter to make it work.
  • Pros: Accurate, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Missing Necessary Parts
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Overall 10
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Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Ease of use 10
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Performance 10
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Ease of setup 10
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Change my previos review

Robert Berard, opticsplanet.com
23 September 2013
  • Summary: I change my previous review from poor to all 5. I added the Star Sense Auto Align well worth the wait and money. I also purchased some great lenses from Tel Vue Panooptic 41MM, Ethos 17mm and 11mm. What a difference and the telescope is amazing. Sorry Celestron for the poor review
  • Pros: great optics
  • Cons: none
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4.0
Value for money 2
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Features 4
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Ease of use 2
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Performance 4
4.0
Ease of setup 4
4.0

Celestron CGEM 1100 HD Telescope 11082

Robert Berard, opticsplanet.com
16 January 2013
  • Summary: The system is heavy; I built a base with wheels to move it in out of the garage. I had the Telescope for a year never did find any planets, just moon shots. Tried too use the programmable base and never did get it aligned properly, if you dont have it aligned perfect, every time you will never get...
  • Pros: The Moon shots are great
  • Cons: heavy and hard to setup for planets need aditional lenses not worth the money
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Overall 10
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Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Ease of use 10
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Ease of setup 8
8.0

Extremely happy!

wilkiwan, opticsplanet.com
26 April 2012
  • Summary: Even after a year and a half, I still love this scope. I'm glad I went with the 11" over the 8 and 9.25. It really isn't that hard to set up. This is my first scope. The views are amazing. Buy an EdgeHD over any other sct, you won't be sorry.
  • Pros: The best views in a sct.
  • Cons: Larger, heavy.
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Overall 10
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Value for money 8
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Features 10
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Ease of use 10
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Ease of setup 10
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Great setup for exploring the galaxy

Carl, opticsplanet.com
2 November 2011
  • Summary: I recently started using this telescope and I can easily say that it is worth the money. Optical clarity is great, the hardware is easy to use and setup. I am really excited to transport this badboy up to WI where the sky is clearer, so I can do some serious stargazing!!!
  • Pros: Great optical clarity, easy to use, sturdy build quality
  • Cons: Could be a little less $$$
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6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
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Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

The mount did not work

cwalker107, opticsplanet.com
9 December 2010
  • Summary: The scope was fine however the mount did not work in RA. Very dissapointed since will miss the Dec 21 eclipse
  • Pros: Great looking scope it is good quality however
  • Cons: the mount shipped damaged
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Chet R Biggerstaff, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
20 April 2010
  • Summary: This scope/mount combo was deff worth the wait. Meades got nothing on the HD series and in fact youd have to spend a whole lot more money to make even incremental improvements.
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Overall 8
8.0

CGEM1100EdgeHD

Stew, Adorama
15 October 2009
  • Excerpt: The scope's optics seem great. The views are fantastic. The mount seems to be more ten stable for visual. The controller quit after about 20min of use. After searching they seem to have trouble with the hand controllers. I rated the scope as very good despite the controller.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Quality control question
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