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Celestron CGX-L Equatorial Mount without Tripod

£2,550.00
SKU 91532

Availability: Immediate Dispatch

  • Exceptional 34kg/75 lb load capacity. 
  • Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads
  • Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
  • Additional Aux accessory ports and autoguider port on the Dec axis for better cable management
  • New accessory tray holds three 1.25” and two 2” eyepieces with an upright stand for your smartphone or tablet
  • Heavy duty, 31.5 mm stainless steel counterweight shaft to support additional counterweights
  • 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 lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimise centre of gravity and fully utilise the increased 3°-65° latitude range
  • Integrated handles for easy transport and portability
  • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Includes Celestron's new PWI telescope control software featuring multi-point mount modelling for extremely precise pointing accuracy
Description

Celestron's original CGX Equatorial mount was designed from the ground up to provide a solid and accurate platform for your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging requirements. The CGX-L computerised equatorial mount is the latest addition to Celestron's fully computerised equatorial mount series and represents a significant upgrade to the original CGX mount.

Capable of carrying Celestron’s largest optical tubes with ease, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity to weight ratio, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories. Celestron had a number of key design goals for the CGX-L which included an increased payload capacity, larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels, which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, and longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes.

The CGX-L still retains remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall. In addition to that, Celestron have made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport.

Furthermore, the mount can be controlled with software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments - called CPWI - and is supplied free with the mount. CPWI uses advance PointXP mount modelling that allows you to add 100+ points to an alignment model for the mount set up, for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible for your Celestron telescope. The software also features an All-Star Polar Alignment routine, motor focus control and plate solving. More details can be found here.

Technology

CGX-L Features

  • Increased 34kg/75 lb load capacity. Exceptional load capacity to weight ratio
  • Additional Aux accessory ports and autoguider port on the Dec axis for better cable management

Additional Ports

  • Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads

Larger Worm Wheel

  • Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
  • Heavy duty, 31.5 mm stainless steel counterweight shaft to support additional counterweights
  • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope custom designed for CGX and CGX-L

Polar Axis Finder

Mount Features:

  • Compact, lower profile equatorial head provides improved stability and portability. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
  • Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
  • Heavy duty belt-drive system minimises backlash while providing smooth motor operation at full capacity
  • Clear windows built into motor covers so pulleys and belts can be monitored

Smootherbeltdrive

  • 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 lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
  • Internal hard stops for both axes prevent cable tension and tripod strike

Mechanical Hard Stops 432X144

  • 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
  • Includes Celestron's new PWI telescope control software, co-developed by PlaneWave Instruments. Software features multi-point mount modelling for extremely precise pointing accuracy

PWI 432X144 N

  • Software Polar Align: “All-Star Polar Alignment” allows quick and very precise polar alignment. Align on any bright named star without extra polar alignment accessories, apps, or other assistance
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimise centre of gravity and fully utilise the increased 3°-65° latitude range

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Improved Ergonomics:

  • Integrated handles for easy transport and portability

Ergonomic Carry Handles 432X144 1

  • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system

Polar Alignment Adjustment

  • All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads. Stationary latitude knob with a newly-designed linkage system greatly reduces the amount of friction when polar aligning the mount. Redesigned azimuth adjustment with low-friction Teflon bearings to make adjustments easy under full load. No more binding, rough adjustments!
  • Easy to read latitude scale

Electronics:

  • NexStar+ hand control with USB port
  • USB 2.0 port used to connect directly to PC with PWI Software
  • 2 available autoguider ports for optimum cable management
  • PEC sensor and PPEC ready
  • Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector
  • Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)
  • On/Off rocker switch with red LED
Specifications
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Computerised Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 75 lbs (34 kg)
Latitude adjustment range 3° - 65°
Mount Head Weight 52.6 lbs (23.8 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 22 lbs
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/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 4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any Aux port, 2 are located near the dovetail saddle for optional accessories)
Autoguide port Yes, 2 ports (one is located near the dovetail saddle)
USB Port Yes, input for Mount and Hand Control
Power Requirements 12V DC, 3 amps
Motor Drive DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Computerised 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 74.6 lbs (33.8 kg)
Included Items CGX-L Equatorial Head | 1 x 22 lbs counterweight | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | 8mm Allen wrench (contained in rear carry handle)

Videos

 

Downloads

CGX-L Mount Manual

Adaptor to Pier Info Guide

Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM) Software

CPWI Software