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  • Increased 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
  • Larger 144mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads
  • Longer 270mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
  • Heavy duty, 31.5mm 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
  • Includes Celestron's PWI telescope control software, co-developed by PlaneWave Instruments. Software features multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity and fully utilize the increased 3°-65° latitude range
  • Integrated handles for easy transport and portability
  • Ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs

Celestron's CGX-L Computerized Equatorial mount is the latest addition to our fully computerized equatorial mount series. 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.

Key design goals included larger 144mm diameter worm wheels which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, longer 270mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes, remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport. COMPACT. ERGONOMIC. INNOVATIVE.

 


MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type: Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity: 75 lbs (34 kg)
Equatorial height alone: 609.6mm (24")
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 (CG-5 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
Computerized 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: CPWI Telescope Control Software, Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight: 74.6 lbs (33.8 kg)
Included Items: CGX-L Equatorial Head | CGX-L Tripod | Accessory Tray | 1 x 22 lbs counterweight | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | 8mm Allen wrench (contained in rear carry handle)