It should go without saying that the CGX-L mount is both big and heavy, with heaviest single component tipping the scales at 47 pounds. The CGX-L mount features a larger and heavier counterweight shaft, which means that counterweights fitting all other current production mounts from Celestron are not compatible with it. The CGX-L mount is portable, but not in a casual sense of the word. It is also worth noting that there is no provision for sighting Polaris through a bore in the right ascension axis. Polar alignment is achieved using the All Star polar alignment utility or an optional polar alignment scope.