CELESTRON - CGEM DX Equatorial Mount
The smaller cousin to the CGE Pro, the Celestron CGEM DX Equatorial Mount features many of the basic CGE Pro mechanics such as slewing capacity and All-Star alignment. It is great for both visual astronomers and astro-imagers alike. With a payload of 50 Ibs, the majority of larger end optical tubes can be supported on this mount. The CGEM DX is quite easy to set up and the observer can get it properly aligned and tracking pretty quickly with the All-Star Polar Alignment method. This setup gets the mount aligned properly to the north celestial pole by slewing to a bright star and giving the observance reference how to adjust the altitude and azimuth accordingly. With a maximum slewing rate of over 5°/per second, the amount of objects the observer will be able to look at in a stargazing period with be outstanding!
The CGEM DX Equatorial Mount uses the NexStar hand controller which has a 40,000 object database with information on over 200 of them. This includes the deep sky objects such as the Messier and NGC as well as solar system objects like the planets and moon. The mount’s internal motors are built with optical encoders, required for low speed tracking. The user can also run their mount through their PC using the supplied RS-232 connection port on the hand controller. To turn this mount GPS compatible, it is highly recommended the optional SkySync GPS Accessory be used in conjunction with the CGEM DX.
- Flash upgradeable software
- Programmable Periodic Error Correction
- RJ-12 Modular Jack
- Autoguide port for long exposures
- 40mm polar shafts
CG-5 Computerized - GoTo convenience and GPS compatibility for precision accuracy
We are proud to offer a computerized GoTo version of Celestron's sturdy CG-5 mount. Couple this solid mount with the included computerized control system to utilize many of the same functions and features - like the NexStarcomputer control system and an Autoguider port for long exposure deep sky astrophotography - as Celestron's most advanced GoTo telescopes.
GoTo models are also upgradeable to GPS with the optional CN16 GPS Accessory (#93966) allowing your telescope to pinpoint your position on the earth, the date and
|Name||Celestron - CGEM DX Mount and Tripod*|
|Manufacturer Part No||CEL-91528|
|Custom Stock Status||In Stock|
|Alignment Procedures||AutoAlign, 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align|
|Computer Hand Control||Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons|
|Counterweights||1 x 22 lbs|
|GPS||Optional SkySync GPS Accessory|
|Mount Weight||41 lbs (18.6 kg)|
|Payload Capacity||50 lbs (22.68 kg)|
|Power Supply||Car battery adapter|
|Tracking Modes||EQ North and EQ South|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tripod||Adjustable, Stainless Steel|