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Celestron CGX EQUATORIAL MOUNT AND TRIPOD

Celestron CGX EQUATORIAL MOUNT AND TRIPOD

Your Price: $2,919.99
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Part Number:91530

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)

 

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
One 17 lbs counterweight
NexStar+ Hand Control
DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

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