CGX EQUATORIAL MOUNT AND TRIPOD

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CGX EQUATORIAL MOUNT AND TRIPOD

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CGX EQUATORIAL MOUNT AND TRIPOD

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 all-new CGX EQ, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies, value, and ease-of-use.

The new 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 our new Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.

MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 55 lbs (25 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1200.15 - 1968.5 mm (47.25 - 77.5")
Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8 mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
Latitude adjustment range 3° - 65°
Total EQ Head Weight 44 lbs (20 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 19.2 lbs (8.7 kg)
EQ Head Weight w/o Counterweight Shaft 44.4 lbs (20.1 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 2 x 11 lbs
Max Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
GPS N/A
Dovetail Capability Dual saddle plates (Vixen and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports 2 (1x Hand control port and 1x AUX Port for optional accessories)
Autoguide port Yes
USB Port Yes
Power Requirements 12 VDC, 4 amps
Motor Drive Low cog DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software PWI Telescope Control Software, Starry Night Special Edition
Included Accessories CGX Equatorial Head| CGX Tripod| Accessory Tray| 2 x 11 lbs counterweight| NexStar+ Hand Control| 8 mm Allen Wrench | 12VDC Power Cable