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The CGX mount boasts the latest technology both electronically and mechanically for astroimagers with smooth belt drive motors and a 55lb instrument capacity. Celestrons 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.FREE Quality mains power supply includedAwarded 4.5 Stars in the BBC Sky at Night magazine review
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, weve 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."We really enjoyed using the new CGX mount. It is well designed and well engineered, easy to operate and gives great tracking for both visual and imaging purposes and can be highly recommended." BBC Sky at Night magazine.Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening timeIncreased load capacity to 55 lbs.Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loadsHeavy 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 meshInternal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snagsInternal hard stops for both axes prevents cable tension and tripod strikeHome 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 safeBrand 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 saddleImproved 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 transportElectronicsAll-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 German EquatorialInstrument load capacity 55lbsTripod height adjustment range 47.25 to 77.5 including EQ headTripod leg diameter 2"Latitude adjustment range 3º-65ºTripod Weight 19.2 lbsEQ Head Weight 44 lbsMax Slew Speed 5º/second (4º/second is default)Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and LunarNumber of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories) 2Autoguide port YesUSB Port YesSoftware New telescope control PC softwareIncluded Items CGX Equatorial Head CGX Tripod Accessory Tray One 17 lbs counterweight NexStar+ Hand Control DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
Excellent mounting I have this mounting set up in my observatory. Polar alignment was a delight with the range of adjustment provided and the extra large adjustment knobs. Once aligned it tracks beautifully, and locates objects with excellent precision. I have a Celestron 9.25 on this mount and it easily carries it. (05/05/2019) Mick - Margate Kent
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