Celestron CGX

Celestron CGX Series telescopes are based upon the innovative CGX equatorial mount that was first announced in September 2016. The CGX mount is capable of supporting up to 55 pounds of instruments. Those wishing to image with an eleven inch optical tube should consider this to be Celestron's least expensive option for supporting those optics along with a camera, guide scope, and autoguider. Some of the features introduced with this mount include a belt drive on both drive axes to minimize backlash, home and limit sensors to ensure that the mount always starts its alignment procedure from a known position, and a USB port directly on the mount head for connecting to a PC.

Mounts of this size are used primarily for astrophotography as opposed to casual visual observing. The equatorial head is the heaviest single component of the system, weighing in at 44 pounds. This is well within most people's definition of a portable system, but there is some heavy lifting involved. Other components including the tripod and individual counterweights are more manageable at 19 and eleven pounds, respectively. Unlike most German equatorial mounts, there is no provision for sighting Polaris through a bore in the right ascension axis for casual visual observing. Precise polar alignment may be achieved using the internal All Star polar alignment routine, or by use of an optional polar axis finder.

  • Celestron CGX 800 HD
  • Celestron CGX 800 HD

  • The CGX 800 HD combines Celestron's EdgeHD 800 optical tube with the CGX German equatorial mount. read more...
  • Our price: $3199.00

  • Celestron CGX 925 HD
  • Celestron CGX 925 HD

  • Celestron CGX 925 HD combines Celestron's all-new state of the art CGX computerized equatorial mount with its established and acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. read more...
  • Our price: $4099.00

  • Celestron CGX 1100 HD
  • Celestron CGX 1100 HD

  • Celestron CGX 1100 HD combines Celestron's all-new state of the art CGX computerized equatorial mount with its established and acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. read more...
  • Our price: $4999.00

  • Celestron CGX 800 SCT
  • Celestron CGX 800 SCT

  • The CGX Equatorial 800 SCT combines the innovative CGX German Equatorial mount with the traditional 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube. read more...
  • Our price: $2899.00

  • Celestron CGX 925 SCT
  • Celestron CGX 925 SCT

  • The CGX Equatorial 925 SCT combines the innovative CGX German Equatorial mount with the traditional 9-1/4 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube. read more...
  • Our price: $3199.00

  • Celestron CGX 1100 SCT
  • Celestron CGX 1100 SCT

  • The CGX Equatorial 1100 SCT combines the innovative CGX German Equatorial mount with the traditional 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube. <br /> read more...
  • Our price: $4099.00

  • Celestron CGX 1100 Schmidt Astrograph
  • Celestron CGX 1100 Schmidt Astrograph

  • Capturing impressive deep-sky astroimages is easier than ever with Celestron’s new Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph, the perfect companion to today’s top DSLR or astronomical CCD cameras. read more...
  • Our price: $5199.00


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