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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.

  • - Increased load capacity to 55 lbs.
  • - 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
  • - Control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation and imaging
  • - Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3°-65° latitude range
  • - 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
  • - Two handles for easy pickup and transport
  • - All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • - All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads