Brands Celestron
Product Code: CGX-91530
Availability: In Stock
RM9,979.00

Recommended Largest Telescope loaded on Celestron CGX mount: C-11 OTA (13 kg) (for astro-imaging application)

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.


New Technology Applied To Complete The CGX Mount

CGX Mount and Tripod Features

  • 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
  • Smootherbelt Drivesystem

  • 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
  • Mechanical Hard Stops

  • Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation
  • Home And Limit Sensors

  • 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
  • Dual 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:

  • Two handles for easy pickup and transport
  • Ergonomic Carry Handles

  • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
  • 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


Features:

  • Increased load capacity to 55 lbs (25 kg)
  • 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


Specifications:

  • Autoguide port: Yes
  • EQ Head Weight: 44 lbs
  • 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
  • Other features: CGX Tripod, Accessory Tray,2 x 11 lbs counterweight, NexStar+ Hand Control & DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
  • Assembled weight: Approximately 39 kg (2 pieces of counterweight included)




CGX Mount Setup and Review by Chuck

Unbox Celestron CGX Mount


In The Box
Included Items 1x Celestron CGX GoTo EQ Mount, 1x NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ), 2x 11 lb Counterweight, 1x Stainless Steel Tripod (2" diameter), 1x Counterweight Shaft, 1x 12 VDC Car/Vehicle Power Adapter , 1x User's Manual.
Specifications
Highlights - Motorized EQ Mount, 55-lb Payload - High-Torque Servo Motors and Belt-Drive - NexStar+ Computer Hand Controller - Dual Vixen/Losmandy Dovetail Saddle - 40,000-Object Database - Multiple Alignment Processes - 9 Slew and 3 Tracking Rates - Guided Tours and Custom Object Filters - Backlash Compensation and PPEC - Adjustable-Height Stainless Steel Tripod - 3 - 65°

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