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Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod

Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod
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Price:  £2,229.00(Inc. 20% VAT)
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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, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies. By refocusing our 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. Compact. Solid. Innovative. Totally redesigned with a lower profile, CGX 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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