NEW Celestron CGX Mount

21 September 2016  |  Steve

The new Celestron CGX mount, revealed only yesterday at Photokina, offers an impressive feature-set that includes: 

  • New motors for more torque. 
  • Belt drive system to minimise backlash and for quiet operation. 
  • Spring-loaded Brass worm gear and stainless steel worm wheels for both axis. 
  • Home and Limit optical sensors and hard stops for remote operation.
  • All Star polar alignment.
  • Nexstar hand control with new USB port.
  • 20-degrees of additional tracking past the Meridian on each side.
  • 3-65 degree Latitude range.
  • Relatively compact design considering it's impressive claimed 55 lb load capacity.
  • Integrated carrying handles.
  • PEC sensor / PPEC ready.
  • Convenient internal cabling, USB and auto guider ports. 
  • 2x Aux ports to support SkyPortal Wifi and StarSense auto-align accessories. 
  • New software developed together with PlaneWave Instruments; uses the same software engine used in 'observatory-class telescopes' for remote imaging.
  • No third party advanced PC control software is necessary.
  • Optional Polar Axis Finderscope. 

See our Celestron CGX mount page for more information and an introductory video.