The new Celestron CGX-L German Equatorial mount is the latest addition to their fully computerized equatorial mount series. Capable of carrying Celestron’s largest optical tubes with ease, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity to weight ratio, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories.
Key design goals included larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes, remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall.
In addition to that Celestron have improved mechanical and ergonomic features throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport.
Celestron CGX-L German Equatorial Mount Specifications
|Instrument load capacity||34kg|
|Tripod height adjustment range||91cm to140cm|
|Tripod leg diameter||90mm|
|Latitude adjustment range||3º-65º|
|EQ Head Weight w/o Counterweight Shaft||21.5kg|
|Total EQ Head Weight||23.9kg|
|Max Slew Speed||4º/second (3º/second is default)|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories)||4|
|Software||Celestron PlaneWave Instruments|
|CGX-L Equatorial Head|
|1 x 22 lb Counterweight|
|NexStar+ Hand Control|
|DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)|
|8 mm Allen Wrench (contained in rear carry handle)|