CGX EQUATORIAL MOUNT AND TRIPOD

R51200

  • 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.

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  • Increased load capacity to 55 lbs.
  • Heavy Duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation under heavy loads 
  • 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
  • Control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation and imaging
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3°-65° latitude range
  • 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
  • Two handles for easy pickup and transport
  • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads
Autoguide port Yes
EQ Head Weight 44 lbs
Included Items  N.A.
Instrument load capacity  55lbs
Latitude adjustment range 3"-65"
Max Slew Speed 5"/second (4"/second is default)
Mount German Equatorial
Number of Auxiliary ports (... 2
Software New telescope control PC software
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar 
Tripod height adjustment range 47.25" to 77.5" including EQ head
Tripod leg diameter 2"
Tripod Weight 19.2 lbs
USB Port Yes
_1... CGX Tripod
_2... Accessory Tray
_3... 2 x 11 lbs counterweight
_4... NexStar+ Hand Control
_5... DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

 

  • Model: C/91530
  • Shipping Weight: 75lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Celestron





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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 10 October, 2017.


 
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