Celestron CGX German Equatorial Mount with Tripod


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    Celestron CGX German Equatorial Mount with Tripod

    Celestron’s mount with homing sensors, limit switches, PC direct connection and control and increased load capacity to 25kg.

    Celestron CGX German Equatorial Mount and Tripod

    Introducing the Celestron CGX Mount. For eight years, Celestron’s workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron’s engineering team applied their years of experience designing German Equatorial mounts to the Celestron CGX EQ, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies, value, and ease-of-use.

    The Celestron CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits.  Key design goals included a lower profile EQ head, which provides a more compact and therefore more stable setup; a better drive system; remote operation-friendly with home and limit optical sensors; easier polar alignment adjustments; and better cable management. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and transport. The CGX is Celestron’s Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.

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    Mount Features

    The design has been developed to be sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
    Increased load capacity to 25kg (55lb)
    Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
    Heavy Duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation under heavy loads

    Celestron CGX Belt Drive


    Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear mesh
    Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
    Internal hard stops for both axes prevents cable tension and tripod strike

    Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation

    Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset
    Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe
    Control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation and imaging
    Software includes multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy and many more additional features for remote astroimaging
    Wider tripod stance for improved stability
    Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range
    Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle

    Improved tripod includes:

    2″ steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
    “Jack of all trays” can hold three 1.25″ eyepieces, two 2″ eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories
    +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
    Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

    Improved ergonomics:

    Two handles for easy pickup and transport

    Ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
    Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system

    Ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads
    Optional add-on polar axis finderscope – coming soon


    NexStar+ hand control with USB port
    Two AUX accessory ports to support wireless/WiFi alignment and operation with StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module accessories (sold separately)
    USB 2.0 port, used to connect directly to PC with included software
    Autoguider port
    PPEC ready
    Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector
    Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)

    Celestron CGX German Equatorial Mount and Tripod Specifications

    Mount German Equatorial
    Instrument load capacity 25kg (55lb)
    Tripod height adjustment range 120cm to 197cm including EQ head
    Tripod leg diameter 50mm (2″)
    Latitude adjustment range 3º-65º
    Tripod Weight 8kg
    EQ Head Weight 20kg
    Max Slew Speed 5º/second (4º/second is default)
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories) 2
    Autoguide port Yes
    USB Port Yes
    Software Telescope control PC software
    Included Items
    CGX Equatorial Head
    CGX Tripod
    Accessory Tray
    2 x 11 lbs counterweight
    NexStar+ Hand Control
    DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

    Download the Celestron PWI Software for PC control of the Celestron CGX Mount here

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