Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod
The Celestron CGX German Equatorial Mount and Tripod is a revolutionary combination of technology, value and ease-of-use.
- Payload Capacity of 25 kg
- Suitable for Telescopes from 6 to 11-Inches in Aperture
- Low-Profile EQ-Head
- Improved Heavy-Duty Belt Drive System
- Improved Cable Management
- Homing Sensors & Limit Switches
Celestron's know-how resulted in the Celestron CGX German Equatorial Mount: a culmination of technology, value and ease-of-use.
The Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod is the successor to the well-acclaimed Celestron CGEM Lineup - Celestron's previous German Equatorial backbone for a range of telescopes.
The CGX has been engineered to offer a versatile payload capacity of 25kg whilst still maintaining a level of portability and ease-of-use. Even under heavy load, you'll experience impressively smooth movements with a heavy-duty belt-drive, a spring-loaded brass worm wheel and a stainless steel worm gear. Especially since the CGX features a latitude adjuster for super-easy adjustment under full load. With internal cabling and stationary power input and accessory ports, remotely-operating this German Equatorial mount is easier than ever. The CGX is also designed with ergonomics in mind with easy-to-use dovetail clamping knobs.
It should also be noted that the CGX German Equatorial Mount features an Adjustable EQ Head Position so that the center of gravity is always optimised and the latitude range of 3° to 65° is always utilised.
And in terms of its control software - the CGX was developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments, so you can be sure that the included software offers a professional level of control for an expert astro-imaging solution.
The CGX EQ Mount has a number of other features too, such as Mechanical Hard Stops, Home and Limit Sensors, a Dual Dovetail Saddle, Ergonomic Carry Handles, an included NexStar+ Hand Controller, PPEC and more.
|Computerised Equatorial (EQ)
|Instrument Load Capacity
|25 kg (55 lbs)
|Height Adjustment Range (Includes Mount and Tripod)
|1200.15 to 1968.5mm (47.25 to 77.5")
|Tripod Leg Diameter
|50.8mm (2") Steel Tripod with Graduated Markings on Lower Section
|Latitude Adjustment Range
|3° to 65°
|Mount Head Weight
|20 kg (44 lbs)
|Weight of Counterweights
|2 x 5 kg (2 x 11 lbs)
|9 Slew Speds (Max Speed 4° / Second)
|Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
|EQ North, EQ South
|Dual Saddle Plates (Vixen and CGE Saddle)
|2 Aux Ports
|Yes (Input for Mount and Hand Controller)
|DC Servo Motors
|2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
|Periodic Error Correction
|Computerised Hand Controller
|Double Line, 18 Character Backlit Liquid Crystal Display; 19 Backlit LED Buttons and USB 2.0 Port for PC Connection
|40,000+ Objects with 100 User Defined Programmable Objects and Enhanced Information on Over 200 Objects
|Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
|Total Kit Weight
|38.6 kg (85.2 lbs)
Imagine a humble beginning – a 6-inch reflector telescope crafted by Tom Johnson for his young son. This was the spark that ignited a transformative journey. As time passed, his designs evolved into larger, more sophisticated scopes. Today, Celestron shines as an industry trailblazer, renowned for crafting precision optical equipment. From computerised marvels to traditional telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and more, Celestron's portfolio is a universe of possibilities. With a legacy spanning over 50 illustrious years, Celestron has earned admiration from both avid hobbyists and dedicated astronomers worldwide. But they don't rest on their laurels; innovation propels them forward. They constantly broaden their product horizons while illuminating minds through global science education initiatives. Celestron's story is one of innovation, evolution and a passion for the cosmos. Join them on this extraordinary journey of discovery and inspiration.
Product Code: 91530
1 x CGX Equatorial Head
1 x CGX Tripod
1 xAccessory Tray
2 x 5 kg Counterweights
1 x NexStar+ Hand Control
1 x 8mm Allen Wrench
1 x 12V DC Power Cable
1 x Hand Control Holster