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Celestron

CGX Equatorial Mount (91530)


  • 2,29900

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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.

Description

  • 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 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

          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)

          Product Overview

          Specifications

          Mount German Equatorial
          Instrument load capacity 55lbs
          Tripod height adjustment range 47.25” to 77.5” including EQ head
          Tripod leg diameter 2"
          Latitude adjustment range 3º-65º
          Tripod Weight 19.2 lbs
          EQ Head Weight 44 lbs
          Max Slew Speed 5º/second (4º/second is default)
          Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
          Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories) 2
          Autoguide port Yes
          USB Port Yes
          Software New 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)

          2-Year Warranty

          For two years, Celestron will cover repairs or replacement of this product in cases of defective components. This warranty shall be void and of no force of effect in the event a covered product has been modified in design or function, or subjected to abuse, misuse, mishandling or unauthorized repair. Further, product malfunction or deterioration due to normal wear is not covered by this warranty. For more details, visit our Warranty page.

           


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