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Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod

Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod
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Price:  £2,229.00
List Price:  £2,589.00
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Product Code:  91530
Brand:  Celestron

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Celestron's engineering team applied their years of experience designing German Equatorial mounts to the all-new CGX. Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod is a culmination of all the advancements made to Celestron technologies. By refocusing their design efforts and anticipating the needs of today's visual observers and astroimagers, Celestron has achieved a new level of 'state-of-the-art' with the all new CGX German equatorial mount.

Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod - Compact. Solid. Innovative. Totally redesigned with a lower profile, Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod is sturdier and more rigid than its predecessors with several new innovative features and new control software ideally suited for automation and remote operation.

  • All-new design. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
  • Increased load capacity to 55 lbs.
  • Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
  • 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
  • Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation
  • Internal hard stops for both axes prevents cable tension and tripod strike
  • Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset
  • Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe
  • Brand new control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation and imaging
  • Software includes multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy and many more additional features for remote astroimaging
  • Wider tripod stance for improved stability
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3¶§-65¶§ latitude range
  • Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle

CGX Mount and Tripod Features 

Smootherbelt DrivesystemMechanical Hard Stops

Home And Limit SensorsDual Dovetail Saddle

  • Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
  • Increased load capacity to 55 lbs.
  • Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
  • 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
  • Internal hard stops for both axes prevents cable tension and tripod strike
  • Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation
  • Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset
  • Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe
  • Control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation and imaging
  • Software includes multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy and many more additional features for remote astroimaging
  • Wider tripod stance for improved stability
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3°-65° latitude range
  • Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle

Improved tripod includes:

  • 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
  • "Jack of all trays" can hold three 1.25" eyepieces, two 2" eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories
  • +20° of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
  • Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

Tripod

Improved ergonomics:

Ergonomic Carry HandlesPolar Alignment Adjustment System

  • Two handles for easy pickup and transport
  • Ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
  • Ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads
  • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope

Electronics

  • NexStar+ hand control with USB port
  • Two AUX accessory ports to support wireless/WiFi alignment and operation with StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module accessories (sold separately)
  • USB 2.0 port, used to connect directly to PC with included software
  • Autoguider port
  • PPEC ready
  • Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector
  • Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved

 

Specifications:

  • Mount: German Equatorial 
  • Instrument load capacity: 55lbs 
  • Tripod height adjustment range: 47.25" to 77.5" including EQ head 
  • Tripod leg diameter: 2" 
  • Latitude adjustment range: 3¶§-65¶§ 
  • Tripod Weight: 19.2 lbs 
  • EQ Head Weight: 44 lbs 
  • Max Slew Speed: 5¶§/second (4¶§/second is default) 
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar  
  • Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories): 2 
  • Autoguide port: Yes 
  • USB Port: Yes 
  • Software: New telescope control PC software 
  • Included Items 
  • CGX Equatorial Head 
  • CGX Tripod 
  • Accessory Tray 
  • One 17 lbs counterweight 
  • NexStar+ Hand Control 
  • DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket) 

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