Celestron CGX GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod

Celestron CGX GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod

Celestron CGX GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod

B&H # CECGXGOTOEQM MFR # 91530
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Product Highlights

  • Motorized EQ Mount, 55-lb Payload
  • High-Torque Servo Motors and Belt-Drive
  • NexStar+ Computer Hand Controller
  • Dual Vixen/Losmandy Dovetail Saddle
  • 40,000-Object Database
  • Multiple Alignment Processes
  • 9 Slew and 3 Tracking Rates
  • Guided Tours and Custom Object Filters
  • Backlash Compensation and PPEC
  • Adjustable-Height Stainless Steel Tripod
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  • 1Description

Celestron's CGX GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod improves on their venerable CGEM platform to provide users with a heavy-duty research-quality mount for larger OTAs, accessories, and imaging rigs. Engineered to carry a 55-pound payload, and outfitted with high-torque motors with a heavy-duty belt drive system to improve tracking stability and reduce backlash, it is able to smoothly and accurately track near and deep-sky objects for long periods of time. Its Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle makes the mount compatible with most plates in-use today. To provide a stable platform for the mount and your OTA, a heavy-duty stainless steel tripod is included that sports large 2" diameter legs, an accessory tray that doubles as a stabilizer, and an adjustment range from 47.25 to 77.5" including the head.

The brains of the CGX EQ is the NexStar+ computer controller. Equipped with a database of 40,000 objects, including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the complete Messier catalog, it can also be programmed with up to 100 custom user-defined objects and filters for custom object lists. Its intuitive menu-driven user interface allows you to observe the heavens with nine slew speeds and three tracking rates, plus anti-backlash compensation and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) for smoother movements in the motors, and improved tracking over time. Features, such as guided tours, extended information on 200 popular objects, and multiple alignment options make the NexStar+ controller easy to use and invaluable to new users and experienced star-gazers.

Mount
  • German equatorial mount
  • 55 lb payload capacity
  • 3-65° latitude adjustment range
  • 20° of additional tracking past the meridian provides greater usability
  • Dual-axis servo motors with optical encoders for smooth tracking and quiet operation
  • High-torque motors provide smooth tracking and slewing for heavy OTAs
  • Internal belt-drive system provides smooth, vibration-free tracking while minimizing backlash
  • Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and improve gear meshing
  • Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe
  • Internal hard stops for both axes prevents cable tension and tripod strike
  • Autoguider port for making corrections while astroimaging
  • Dual Vixen/Losmandy dovetail saddle, compatible with CG-5 and CGE bars
  • Long clutch levers make tightening and loosening of clutches easier for manual movement
  • Internal "Real Time Clock" keeps time and site information saved when power is turned off
  • Internal cables/wires for snag-free operation
  • Runs on included 12 VDC, 4A car/vehicle power supply
NexStar+ Hand Controller
    Features:
  • Intuitive menu-driven user interface
  • Nine slew speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 0.3°/sec, 1.0°/sec, 2°/sec, 4°/sec
  • Three tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, and Solar
  • Anti-backlash correction: Train-out intrinsic play in gears for smoother movement and tracking
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): Improves tracking precision for long-exposure astrophotography and imaging
    Database:
  • 40,000-object database
  • 400 user-defined objects for customization
  • Filters for creating custom object lists
  • Solar System: All 7 planets plus the Moon, Sun, and Pluto
  • Custom lists of all the brightest stars, double stars, variable stars, and asterisms
  • Custom lists of all the best galaxies, nebulae, and clusters, as well as the complete Messier catalog, and select NGC objects
    Functions
  • Alignment options: One or two-star, Solar system, Quick, and Last
  • Sky Tour: Based on location, date, and time, the system shows the best objects in the sky and automatically slews to them
  • Object info: Provides useful information about the selected object such as magnitude and constellation. Includes extended information about 200 popular objects
    Physical characteristics:
  • 2-line, 18-character LCD window with red back-lighting for comfortable viewing without affecting night-adjusted vision
  • 19 function keys, back-lit in red
  • Mini-USB port: Connect to a computer, for use with software programs for point-and-click slewing capability, and updating firmware via PC
Tripod
  • Stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable-height 47.25-77.5", including head
  • Heavy-duty 2" diameter
  • Wide leg stance provides greater stability, especially on uneven ground
  • Accessory/eyepiece holder tray that doubles as a leg spreader/lock
  • Weight: 19.2 pounds
UPC: 050234915304
In the Box
Celestron CGX GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod
  • NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ)
  • 2 x 11 lb Counterweight for Advanced VX
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • 12 VDC Car/Vehicle Power Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Mount Type Equatorial
    Load Capacity 55.0 lb / 24.9 kg
    Motor Dual-axis servo with heavy-duty belt-drive system
    GO-TO Capability Yes, NexStar+ hand controller
    Latitude Adjustment Range 3 - 65°
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Tripod Adjustable height from 47.25 - 77.5" / 120 - 197 cm, including head
    Stainless steel
    2" diameter legs
    Power Source 12 VDC, 4 A
    Weight Mount head: 44.0 lb / 20.0 kg
    Tripod: 19.2 lb / 8.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 52.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 46.5 x 13.8 x 13.0"

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