Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod

Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod

Product code: 91530
£2,239.00
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Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount and Tripod
 
  • 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 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
  • 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 3º-65º 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
  • +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
  • Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

IMPROVED ERGONOMICS:

    • Two handles for easy pickup and transport

  • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
    • All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads
  • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope - coming soon

ELECTRONICS

  • All-new 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 3º-65º
Tripod Weight 19.2 lbs
EQ Head Weight 44 lbs
Max Slew Speed 5º/second (4º/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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MPN 91530
EAN 0
Product Code 91530
Brand Celestron
Condition New