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Celestron CGX-L 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerised Equatorial Telescope

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Model
12070
Weight
52.61 kg
Aperture (mm) 235 Focal Length (mm) 2350 Focal Ratio (mm) Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type Equatorial
Mount Movement GO-TO
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$5587.23
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Celestron's newly designed CGX-L Computerized Equatorial mount is the latest addition to our fully computerized equatorial mount series.  Capable of carrying Celestron’s largest optical tubes with ease, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity to weight ratio, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories.

Key design goals included larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes, remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport.  COMPACT.  ERGONOMIC.  INNOVATIVE.
 

General Features:

  • 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Aluminum Optical Tube
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 2350 mm focal length (f/10)
  • Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories
  • 25 mm eyepiece included (94x)
  • 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount

Computerized Mount Features:

New CGX-L Features

  • Increased 75 lb load capacity.  Exceptional load capacity to weight ratio
  • Additional Aux accessory ports and autoguider port on the Dec axis for better cable management
  • Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
  • Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads
  • Massive 70 mm stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads
  • Heavy duty, 31.5 mm stainless steel counterweight shaft to support additional counterweights
  • New accessory tray holds three 1.25” and two 2” eyepieces with an upright stand for your smartphone or tablet
  • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope custom designed for CGX and CGX-L
  • Supports WiFi and wireless operation accessories such as StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module (sold separately)

Mount Features:

  • Compact, lower profile equatorial head provides improved stability and portability. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
  • Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
  • Heavy duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation at full capacity
  • Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear mesh
  • Clear windows built into motor covers so pulleys and belts can be monitored
  • Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
  • Internal hard stops for both axes prevent 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
  • Includes Celestron's new PWI telescope control software, co-developed by PlaneWave Instruments.  Software features multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy
  • Software Polar Align: “All-Star Polar Alignment” allows quick and very precise polar alignment. Align on any bright named star without extra polar alignment accessories, apps, or other assistance
  • Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range
  • +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
  • Redesigned tripod has a widened stance for added stability. The minimum tripod height has also been lowered per user feedback
  • Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

Improved Ergonomics:

  • Integrated handles for easy transport and portability
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
  • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads. Stationary latitude knob with a newly-designed linkage system greatly reduces the amount of friction when polar aligning the mount. Redesigned azimuth adjustment with low-friction Teflon bearings to make adjustments easy under full load.  No more binding, rough adjustments!
  • Easy to read latitude scale

Electronics:

  • NexStar+ hand control with USB port
  • USB 2.0 port used to connect directly to PC with PWI Software
  • 2 available autoguider ports for optimum cable management
  • PEC sensor and PPEC ready
  • Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector
  • Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)
  • On/Off rocker switch with red LED

SPECIFICATIONS:

Optical Tube Info:
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm): 234.95 mm (9.25 in)
Focal Length: 2350 mm (93 in)
Focal Ratio: 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 94x
Finderscope: 6x30
Star Diagonal: 1.25
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification: 555x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 34x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.4
Resolution (Dawes): 0.49 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.59 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 1127x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 3.35 in (85 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 13%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter : 36%
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Weight: 20 lb (9.07 kg)
Optical Tube Length: 22 in (559 mm)
Dovetail Compatibility: CGE Mount

Mount Info:
Mount: German Equatorial
Instrument load capacity: 75 lb
Tripod height adjustment range: 35.75” to 52.75”
Tripod leg diameter: 2.75"
Latitude adjustment range: 3º-65º
Tripod Weight: 46.2 lb
EQ Head Weight w/o Counterweight Shaft: 47 lb
Total EQ Head Weight: 52.6 lb
Max Slew Speed: 4º/second (3º/second is default)
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar 
Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories): 4
Autoguide port: Yes
USB Port: Yes
Software: PWI Telescope Control Software

WHAT'S IN THE BOX:
CGX-L Equatorial Head
CGX-L Tripod
Accessory Tray
NexStar+ Hand Control
1 x 22 lbs Counterweight
DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
8 mm Allen Wrench (contained in rear carry handle)

WATCH ON YOUTUBE: How to Set Up the CGX-L Tripod and Mount

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