Celestron CGEM II GoTo EQ Mount and Tripod

  • Computerized equatorial mount
  • 18kg payload capacity
  • Dual-Fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle
  • 2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
  • 1 x 7.7kg counterweight
  • USB 2.0 Port on hand control direct links to a PC
  • NexStar+ GoTo hand controller
  • 2 Years Warranty
    Celestron CGEM II GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod

    The Celestron CGEM II GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod is renowned among the astronomy and astrophotography communities with its modern, eye-catching, and bold appearance. With a generous payload of 18kg and slewing speed of 5 degrees per second, it is able to securely carry Celestron's high-end SCT light tube (up to 11 inches) in a controlled manner, which is absolutely perfect for celestial observation, as well as astrophotography.

    The upsized Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs provide an ergonomic and sturdy grip which allows quick and simple polar alignment adjustment. To make stargazing smooth and easy, the Celestron CGEM II GoTo EQ Mount with Tripod has extended its versatility to accept Vixen (CG-5) and Losmandy (CGEM), which allows quick mounting of an optical tube assembly (OTA) without an additional adapter. The internal RA and DEC motor wiring provide a neat appearance, making it simple to set up.

    Thanks to Celestron's innovative All-Star Polar alignment program, you can accurately polar align to any celestial object, even if you can't see them. Another feature of the CGEM II is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC). It allows users to train out the periodic error of the worm gear while retaining PEC recordings. The CGEM II mount also includes the NexStar+ powerful database with over 40,000 objects, including planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and a complete Messier catalog. It can also be programmed with up to 100 custom user-defined objects and enhanced information about more than 200 objects.
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    Product Weight (KG) 35.38
    Mount Type Computerized equatorial mount
    Instrument Load Capacity 18kg
    Height Adjustment Range (Includes Mount and Tripod) 1346mm - 1651mm
    Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2") steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
    Latitude Adjustment Range 15 - 70 degrees
    Mount Head Weight 18.14kg
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Tripod Weight 9 kg
    Weight of Counterweights 1 x 7.7kg
    Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4.5 degrees/second
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
    GPS N/A
    Dovetail Compatibility Dual Saddle Plates (CG-5 and CGE Saddle)
    Number of Auxiliary Ports Yes
    Autoguide Port Yes
    USB Port Yes, Input on Hand Control
    Power Requirements 12V DC, 3.2 amps
    Motor Drive DC servo motors
    Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
    Periodic Error Correction Yes
    NexStar+ Database 40,000+ Objects, 100 User Defined Programmable Objects Enhance Information On Over 200 Objects
    Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
    Brand Celestron
    Barcode 050234915236
    Warranty 2 Years Warranty
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