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Celestron’s designed CGX-L Computerized Equatorial mount is the latest addition to their fully computerized equatorial mount series. Capable of carrying large 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.
Compact. Ergonomic. Innovative.
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, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport.
Celestron CGX-L Design:
Increased 34kg load capacity. Exceptional load capacity to weight ratio
Additional Aux accessory ports and autoguider port on the Dec axis for better cable management
Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads
Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
Massive 70 mm stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads
Accessory tray holds three 1.25” and two 2” eyepieces with an upright stand for your smartphone or tablet
Heavy duty, 31.5 mm stainless steel counterweight shaft to support additional counterweights
Optional add-on polar axis finderscope custom designed for Celestron CGX and Celestron CGX-L
Integrated handles for easy transport and portability
Ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
Ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads. Stationary latitude knob with a designed linkage system greatly reduces the amount of friction when polar aligning the mount. Redesigned azimuth adjustment with low-friction Teflon bearings to make adjustments easy under full load. No more binding, rough adjustments!
Easy to read latitude scale
NexStar+ hand control with USB port
USB 2.0 port used to connect directly to PC with PWI Software
2 available autoguider ports for optimum cable management
PEC sensor and PPEC ready
Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector
Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)
On/Off rocker switch with red LED
This image of M51 is the result several of 5 minute guided sub exposures. Taken with the Celestron EdgeHD 1400 with 0.7x Focal Reducer, guiding at 2,737mm under somewhat turbulent seeing conditions. Despite the seeing conditions, average guiding accuracy was sub-arcsecond. The Celestron CGX-L supports the 14” optical tube for high resolution astrophotography with ease.
Celestron CGX-L German Equatorial Mount Specifications
Instrument load capacity
Tripod height adjustment range
Tripod leg diameter
Latitude adjustment range
EQ Head Weight w/o Counterweight Shaft
Total EQ Head Weight
Max Slew Speed
4º/second (3º/second is default)
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories)
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)