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Celestron CG-5 Motorized Equatorial Telescope Mount with Tripod

B&H # CECG5CM MFR # 91518
Celestron CG-5 Motorized Equatorial Telescope Mount with Tripod


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  • "GO-TO" Capacity

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An ultra-heavy-duty equatorial mount, the respected Celestron CG-5 mount has earned its good reputation amongst the amateur astronomy community because it is an affordable, stable beauty.   Now the computerized version, available on many of Celestron's finer scopes, is also available for purchase so that you can put any optical tube assembly that you like upon it.  The optional GPS accessory is highly recommended for incredibly accurate scope alignments.

UPC: 050234915182
Mount Type Equatorial
Load Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Motor Yes
GO-TO Capability Yes
Latitude Adjustment Range 30-60° (adjustment screw removed for 0-30°)
Polar Axis Scope Optional (#94224)
Includes Tripod/Pier Yes
Power Source Vehicle cigarette lighter port
Optional #18778 AC adapter
Optional Power Tank
Weight 42.0 lbs (19.07kg)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 37.0 x 22.0"
Celestron CG-5 Motorized Equatorial Telescope Mount with Tripod
  • Car Battery Adapter (25'/7.7 m)
  • 11 lb Counterweight
  • NexStar® Computerized Hand Controller
  • 2-Year Warranty

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    CelestronCG-5 Motorized Equatorial Telescope Mount with Tripod

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Good value for the price

    By smk

    from Barrington, RI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction


    • Plastic motor covers

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron CG-5 Motorized Equatorial Telescope Mount with Tripod:

    This is a very interesting mount as you get a lot for the price you pay. This is not a high-end mount (e.g., Astrophysics/Takahashi/Losmandy), but it does the job very well. I use it for visual observing with a Televue TV-102, and it handles the load nicely. The GoTo is pretty impressive. Multiple meridian swings to east/west targets always yield the object in the field of a 13mm Nagler. I do not do astrophotography, so I cannot comment on the accuracy of tracking for long exposures, but for visual work it is very good.

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