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Celestron CGX Mount and Tripod 25kg Load

Celestron CGX Mount and Tripod 25kg Load

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Price includes VAT, plus delivery

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 their technologies, value, and ease-of-use.

The new CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. Key design goals included a lower profile EQ head. This provides a more compact and therefore more stable setup. A better drive system which is remote operation-friendly with home and limit optical sensors. Easier polar alignment adjustments and better cable management. In addition, Celestron have made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use and transport. The CGX is the new Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.



- All-new design. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time Increased load capacity to 25kg.

- Improved motors providing more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads

- Heavy Duty belt-drive system minimising backlash while providing smooth motor operation under heavy loads

Smooth Belt Drive System

- 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 Internal hard stops for both axes prevents cable tension and tripod strike

Mechanical Hard Stops

- Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation

Home And Limit Sensors

- 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


- Brand new control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation

- Imaging Software includes multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy and many more additional features for remote astroimaging

Improved tripod includes

- Wider tripod stance for improved stability

- 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling "Jack of all trays" can hold three 1.25" eyepieces, two 2" eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side

- Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

Improved ergonomics

- Two handles for easy pickup and transport

- All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs

- Adjustable EQ head position to optimise center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range

- Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle Dual Dovetail Saddle

Polar Alignment Adjustment System

- All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads

- Optional add-on polar axis finderscope


- All-new NexStar+ hand control with USB port

- Two AUX accessory ports to support wireless/WiFi alignment and operation with StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module accessories (sold separately)

- USB 2.0 port, used to connect directly to PC with included software Autoguider port PPEC ready

- Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)

General Specifications:

Mount: German Equatorial

Instrument load capacity: 25kg

Tripod height adjustment range: 47.25” to 77.5” including EQ head

Tripod leg diameter: 2" Latitude adjustment range: 3º-65º

Tripod Weight: 19.2 lbs

EQ Head Weight: 44 lbs

Max Slew Speed: 5º/second (4º/second is default)

Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories): 2

Autoguide port: Yes

USB Port: Yes

Software: New telescope control PC software

Included Items

CGX Equatorial Head

CGX Tripod Accessory Tray

One 17 lbs counterweight

NexStar+ Hand Control

DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

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