Celestron

CGX Computerized Mount


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  • Increased load capacity to 55 lbs.
  • 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

 

  • 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

    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
    Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
    Instrument load capacity 55 lbs (25 kg)
    Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1200.15mm - 1968.5mm (47.25" - 77.5")
    Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
    Latitude adjustment range 3° - 65°
    Mount Head Weight 44 lbs (20 kg)
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Tripod Weight 19.2 lbs (8.7 kg)
    Weight of Counterweights 2 x 11 lbs
    Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
    GPS N/A
    Dovetail Compatibility Dual saddle plates (Vixen and CGE saddle)
    Number of Auxiliary ports 2 Aux ports (Hand Control can use either Aux port)
    Autoguide port Yes
    USB Port Yes, input for Mount and Hand Control
    Power Requirements Yes, input for Mount and Hand Control
    Motor Drive DC servo motors
    Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
    Periodic Error Correction Yes
    Computerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
    NexStar+ Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
    Software PWI Telescope Control Software, Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
    Total Kit Weight 85.2 (38.6 kg)
    Included Items CGX Equatorial Head | CGX Tripod | Accessory Tray | 2 x 11 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | 8mm Allen Wrench | 12V DC Power Cable | Hand Control Holster
    SKU: 91530
    Barcode: 050234915304