With an upgraded payload capacity, tripod, and internal gears, the Celestron CGX-L GoTo EQ Mount
improves on their venerable CGX platform to provide users with a
heavy-duty research-quality mount for larger OTAs, accessories, and
imaging rigs. Engineered to carry a 75 lb payload, and outfitted with
high-torque motors, and a heavy-duty belt drive system to improve
tracking stability and reduce backlash, it is able to smoothly and
accurately track near and deep-sky objects for extended periods of time.
Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle has also been lengthened to 10.6"
to improve stability and offer greater security for larger OTAs. To
provide a solid platform for the mount and your OTA, a heavy-duty
stainless steel tripod is included, sporting massive 2.75" diameter
legs, an accessory tray that doubles as a stabilizer, and an adjustment
range from 35.75" to 52.75". The minimum height has been lowered almost a
foot versus the earlier CGX model to accommodate a wider range of users
and different observation positions.
The brains of the CGX-L is
the venerable NexStar+ computer controller. Equipped with a database of
40,000 objects, including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the
complete Messier catalog, it can also be programmed with up 200 custom
user-defined objects and filters added for custom object lists. Its
intuitive menu-driven user interface gives you the power to observe the
heavens with nine slew speeds, three tracking rates, anti-backlash
compensation, and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) for
smoother movements in the motors and improved tracking over time.
Features such as guided tours, extended information on 200 popular
objects, and multiple alignment options, make the NexStar+ controller
easy to use and invaluable to both new users and experienced