Contact Us
Menu
Your Cart

COVID-19 and STOCK Availability Info | All account holders will need to reset their password in our new system. Thanks for your co-operation!

Free Shipping Available
UK mainland orders over £240

Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod

Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
-23 % Ask About Stock
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
Celestron CGX Equatorial Computerised GOTO Telescope Mount and Tripod
£2,188.99
£2,850.00
Ex Tax: £1,824.16
  • Stock: Ask About Stock
  • Model: 91530
  • Shipping Weight: 30.00kg
  • SKU: 91530
  • UPC: 050234915304
  • MPN: 91530
  • Location: G

FREE SHIPPING TO UK MAINLAND!

FREE MOON FILTER and FREE MOON MAP included with this mount! (this is an ongoing promotion until stocks last)

OVERVIEW

For eight years, Celestron’s workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron’s engineering team applied their years of experience designing German Equatorial mounts to the all-new CGX EQ, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies, value, and ease-of-use.

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.

  • 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 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)

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
Specifications
MountGerman Equatorial
Instrument load capacity55lbs
Tripod height adjustment range47.25” to 77.5” including EQ head
Tripod leg diameter2"
Latitude adjustment range3º-65º
Tripod Weight19.2 lbs
EQ Head Weight44 lbs
Max Slew Speed5º/second (4º/second is default)
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories)2
Autoguide portYes
USB PortYes
SoftwareNew telescope control PC software
Included Items 
 CGX Equatorial Head
 CGX Tripod
 Accessory Tray
 2 x 11 lbs counterweight
 NexStar+ Hand Control
 DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

 

WATCH ON YOUTUBE: Celestron CGX Intro by Bryan Cogdell

Write a review

Please login or register to review