Celestron - CGEM II EQ Equatorial Mount - 91523
The Celestron CGEM II Equatorial Mount has a 40 pound payload, easily capable of mounting 11" optical tubes securely making it an excellent option for an imaging setup.
Fully computerized GoTo equatorial mount with Celestron Nexstar hand controller.
Latitude Range: 15 - 70 degrees
Dual saddle plate accepts both D and V series dovetails.
Permanent Periodic Error Correction allow you to train errors out of the mount and retain that information for improved and corrected performance over time.
No polar scope needed, use Celestron's All Star alignment for easy set up.
2 year warranty.
Celestron CGEM II EQ Equatorial Mount - 91523
Celestron has updated the ever popular CGEM mount. The Celestron CGEM II equatorial telescope mount includes new ergonomic design features, the All Star alignment procedure, and legendary Celestron mount performance. An instrument capacity of up to 40 pounds allows the Celestron CGEM mount to carry an 11" optical tube with ease.
The CGEM II includes extra large Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs so you can polar align easily, even in cold weather while wearing gloves. A dual saddle plate will accept both V and D series dovetails. Internal mount wiring keeps the exterior of your mount free from cables and prevents cable tangling or wrapping. Celestron's AllStar polar alignment procedure allows you to use any star in the night sky whether the celestial pole can be seen or not. The results are accurate polar alignment, tracking, and pointing. The Celestron CGEM II will track far beyond the meridian for uninterrupted tracking. Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC) will train the mount's worm gears over time to remove natural errors that occur during tracking.
Included with the Celestron CGEM II equatorial telescope mount is a USB hand controller with over 40,000 objects and 100 user-defined objects plus enhanced information on over 200 objects. Easily update the controller with the USB 2.0 port. The mount's tripod include height marked adjustable legs so you can quickly setup. If you were considering a Celestron AVX mount but worried it would be too lightweight, the CGEM II is a perfect fit providing a stable base for larger optical tubes and heavier imaging systems.
CGEM II Features:
- A step up from the original Celestron CGEM with new ergonomic design features
- The Celestron CGEM II Equatorial Mount has a 40 pound payload, easily capable of mounting 11" optical tubes securely for an excellent imaging setup!
- All-Star Polar alignment allows easy alignment setup by allowing the user to align with a star
- Periodic Error Correction (PEC) reduces errors and provides clean tracking, a major necessity for a successful astroimaging session
- Dual Saddle to accomodate both Vixen and Losmandy Dovetails
- USB hand controller included giving the user access to a 40,000 celestial object database
- 53" to 65" adjustable tripod legs
- 9 slew speeds at a maximum of 4.5° per second
|Free Shipping||Free Shipping Available|
|Mount Motor Drive||DC Servo Motors|
|Photo Support Type||Tripod|
|Mount Load Capacity||40 lbs|
|Alignment Procedures||2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align|
|Database||40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects Enhanced information on over 200 objects|
|Counterweights Included||1 x 17 lbs|
|Included Software||Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App|
|Mount Head Weight||40 lbs|
|Power Requirements||12V DC, 3.2 amps|
|Computerized Hand Controller||2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection|
|Slew Speeds||9 slew speeds - max speed 4.5°/second|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tracking Modes||EQ North & EQ South|
|Number of Auxiliary Ports||2 Aux ports (1x Hand control port and 1x AUX Port for optional accessories)|
|Includes Autoguide Port||Yes|
|USB Port||Yes, input on Hand Control|
|Periodic Error Correction||Yes|
|Accessory Tray Included?||Yes|
|Tripod Height Adjustment Range||1346mm - 1651mm|
|Tripod Leg Diameter||50.8mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section|
|Tripod Weight||20 lbs|
|Total System Weight||78 lbs|
|In The Box||
- CGEM II Equatorial Head
- Accessory Tray
- 1 x 17 lbs counterweight
- NexStar+ Hand Control
- DC Power Cable
- Hand Control Holster