Celestron - CGX-L Equatorial 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope - 12070

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Celestron has paired a 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain optical tube with their premium high capacity equatorial mount, the CGX-L. Capable of carrying up to 75 pounds and with improved worm gears and a belt driven system, the CGX-L offers improved tracking accuracy, minimized backlash and consistent performance. Smart design features like a shorter mount head, built in handles, an ultra heavy duty 2.75" tripod with lower stance, adjustable dual saddle plate and expanded latitude range make this a versatile mount with professional level performance.
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Celestron CGX-L Equatorial Mount with 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron has paired their CGX-L equatorial mount with their ever-popular 9.25" SC optical tube.   The perfect combination of professional level equatorial mount with a manageable optical tube allows you to take advantage of a premium mount's tracking abilities, but set up alone in the field and easily transport your system.   With a 75 pound load capacity, the CGX-L easily handles the 9.25" allowing you to really expand on your system without worrying about load capacities.  

About the 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain Optical Tube

The Celestron C9.25-A CGE OTA is identical in every way to the CG-5 except for the Mount Attaching Rail that it comes with. Like most Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, the Celestron C9.25-A XLT has a focal ratio of f/10, lending itself quite suitable for either Visual or Imaging use. XLT StarBright Multi Coatings leave the C9.25 XLT versatile for looking at many different celestial objects without the annoying optical disturbances caused by chromatic aberration The StarBright XLT coatings bring excellent light transmission from the corrector to the eyepiece ensuring as little light wasted as possible to produce the brightest images. Schmidt-Cassegrain designs use both corrective plates and primary mirrors (aspects of both refractors and reflectors), resulting in the rather slow f/10 focal ratio but also will accommodate many accessories that can change it, making it even more suitable for faster CCD imaging or viewing.  For visual astronomy, a 6x30 finderscope, 25mm eyepiece, 1.25" star diagonal, and 1.25" visual back are all included with the Optical Tube Assembly (OTA).  This OTA is the very same quality as the tube assemblies that come with Celestron telescope packages, but without the mount. This is a great way to upgrade, without the need to buy the whole telescope system.


  • 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain, 2350mm focal length (f/10) Aluminum Optical Tube.
  • Starbright XLT Multi-Coatings.
  • 6x30 finderscope.
  • 25mm eyepiece (94x).
  • 1-1/4", star diagonal.
  • 1-1/4" visual back.
  • Dovetail rail.

About the CGX-L Equatorial Mount

Part of the next generation of equatorial mounts from Celestron, the CGX-L features a robust load capacity of 75 pounds with an excellent load to weight ratio.  Designed with imaging in mind, you will find additional auxiliary ports and an autoguiding port on the dec for improved cable management.   Worm gears have been upgraded to a larger (compared to previous models) 144mm gear for excellent tracking and slewing with heavy loads and smart design improvements like a longer saddle plate and 2.75" provide a highly stable and secure platform for your large aperture telescope.  

With a shorter, more compact mount head and built in handles, the CGX-L is surprisingly easy to carry and assemble.  As part of it's ergonomic design, the adjustment knobs are designed for reduced friction and a stationary latitude knob with a newly-designed linkage system greatly reduces the amount of friction when polar aligning the mount. Teflon bearings on the azimuth adjustment allow you to adjust even with a full load on the mount and an the latitude scale is large, clear and easy to read. 

CGX-L Features:

  • 75 pound load capacity
  • A shortened mount profile creates a more compact mount that is easier to carry and assemble but also improves the mounts central gravity boosting load capacity.
  • High torque motors with better slewing and tracking ability.
  • A belt driven motor minimizes backlash but remains smooth even when handling a large telescope.  A clear window allows you to easily monitor the motor.  
  • Spring loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear.  By spring loading the motor worm and gear, gear friction is greatly reduced and optimal gear mesh is maintained. 
  • Internal cabling keeps your mount free from cable clutter and reduces the chance of snagging wiring.  The power input port and accessory ports stay in one position at all times.  
  • The CGX-L has built-in physical hard stops and optical hard stops eliminating the chance that the counterweight shaft will strike the leg.   
  • Designed for easy remote control, home sensors allow you to start in the index position no matter what position the mount was in when it was powered off. 
  • Includes a USB 2.0 Nexstar+ hand controller equipped with Celestron's PWI telescope control software designed in partnership with PlaneWave Instruments, featuring multi-point mount modeling for precision pointing accuracy. 
  • Includes Celestron's All Star Polar Alignment for incredibly accurate guided polar alignment allowing you to align with any bright fixed object in the night sky.  There's no need for additional polar finders or accessories.  
  • The head of the Celestron CGX-L is fully adjustable allowing you to slide the telescope perfectly over the center of gravity and take full advantage of the 3º-65º latitude range.
  • Includes a dual saddle plate to accommodate both D and V series dovetail plates. 
  • +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
  • The 2.75" steel tripod has been newly designed for the CGX-L with a wider stance and a lower minimum height than it's predecessors.  
  • 2 autoguider ports for better cable management.  
  • PEC sensor and PPEC ready. 
  • A threaded power connector to ensure your mount never comes disconnected at the base. 
  • A red lit on/ off switch makes it easy to find in the dark. 
  • Internal Real Time Clock. 


Name Celestron - CGX-L Equatorial 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope - 12070
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-12070
UPC 050234120708
In The Box Celestron 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain Optical Tube CGE (D Series) Dovetail CGX-L Mount 2.75" Adjustable Tripod (1) 22 lb. Counterweight Nexstar+ Hand Controller DC Power Cord 8mm Allen Wrench, Housed on Mount Handle
Accessory Tray Yes
Alignment Procedures All Star
Aperture 9.25"
Approx. Weight 114 lb. without counterweight
Case No
Computer Hand Control Nexstar + USB 2.0 Controller
Counterweights 1 x 22 lb.
Dovetail Compatibility D or V (CGE or AVX)
Eyepiece 1 25mm
Eyepiece 1 Magnification 94x
Finderscope 6x30mm
Focal Length 2350mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Highest Useful Magnification 555x
Light Gathering Power 1127x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.4
Lowest Useful Magnification 34x
Mount CGX-L
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain Reflector
Optical Tube 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain
Optical Tube Length 22 in.
Optical Tube Weight 20 lbs.
Power Supply DC included
Resolution (Dawes) .49 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) .59 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 13%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 36%
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Tripod 2.75" Steel Adjustable
Warranty 2 Year


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In the Box

Celestron 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain Optical Tube
CGE (D Series) Dovetail
CGX-L Mount
2.75" Adjustable Tripod
(1) 22 lb. Counterweight
Nexstar+ Hand Controller
DC Power Cord
8mm Allen Wrench, Housed on Mount Handle