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Celestron CGE Pro Equatorial Telescope Mount
$4,999.00
 
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Expected Ship Date: 11/12/2014

  • Jaw-dropping equatorial telescope mount design is a masterpiece of engineering
  • With a whopping payload capacity of 90lbs. the Celestron CGEM Pro holds even the heaviest of telescopes with ease
  • Celestron's sturdy Super HD Tripod boasts 2.75" diameter stainless steel legs and an adjustable height range of 38"-55"
  • Large hand knobs allow polar alignment to be achieved without the need for tools
  • Computerized database of over 40,000 celestial objects to explore with an attached telescope (telescope sold separately)


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Item #  09131
Mfg Model #  91527

In addition to being fully computerized with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects, the CGE Pro German Equatorial mount has been completely redesigned to offer numerous design advantages:

Increased Payload Capacity - With a maximum payload of 90lbs the CGE Pro mount is able to hold the 9.25" telescope more securely even when fully loaded with all your imaging gear.

All-Star Polar Alignment - Choose any bright alignment star for a software assisted alignment of the mounts polar axis that will have you ready for imaging even if you can't see the North Star.

No-Tool polar alignment - Larger hand knobs for both Altitude and Azimuth adjustments.

Meridian Tracking - Extended tracking pass the Meridian of up to 20 degrees of uninterrupted imaging through the best part of the sky.

 

Faster slew speed - Improved gearing and motors provide faster slew speeds than ever before with a maximum slew rate of over 5 degrees per second.

Accuracy - The hallmark of any telescope mount is its ability to find, center and track celestial objects with the highest degree of accuracy.

Pointing - With just a standard hand control alignment, CGE Pro has the ability to center a star in your eyepiece or ccd chip to within 5 arc minutes. Using NexStar's advanced pointing features such as Calibration Stars, Sync and Precise GoTo, further improves the pointing accuracy to as low as 1 arc minute in the desired region of the sky. Tracking - With larger .75" pitch diameter worm, precision made cut-steel gears in gearboxes, and seven slot skewed armature motors the CGE Pro delivers typical tracking performance of +-9 arc seconds, which can be further reduced with the mounts permanent periodic error correction (PPEC).

In addition to these improvements, the Celestron line of German Equatorial mounts has long been recognized for features preferred by visual observers and astrophotographer alike. Among them include: Portability - Set up and transportation of the CGE Pro telescopes is made easy by separating the mount into smaller, easy-to-carry components. Unlike fork arm mounted telescopes, the CGE's optical tubes can be quickly removed from their mounts making even the CGE Pro 1400 easily assembled in minutes.

Stability - Recognized for superior stability, German Equatorial mounts place the center of gravity directly over the tripod legs and can be easily polar aligned without the use of an optional equatorial wedge. This proven design reduces the "tuning fork" vibration that can be associated with undersized fork mounts. An improved Super HD Tripod supports the CGE Pro mount. This fully extendable tripod is made from the finest 2.75" stainless steel and can be raised to a height of 55". The tripod uses a dual leg support for maximum rigidity with an upper leg brace to provide an outward preload and a lower leg brace providing inward tension.

Balance - CGE Pro equatorial mounts can easily be balanced in both axes. Simply sliding the counterweight for Right Ascension and moving the optical tube along its dovetail mounting for Declination accomplish balancing the weight of camera equipment and other visual accessories. This means that no additional weight needs to be added to balance the telescope when additional accessories are added. Clearance - CGE Pro mounts support their tubes at a single contact point allowing the tube to move freely around its polar axis without making contact with the telescope's mount. Software features allow the user to set the mounts slew limits to guaranty safe motion. This is particularly useful when adding photographic and CCD instruments that extend from the rear of the telescopes.

Clearance - CGE Pro mounts support their tubes at a single contact point allowing the tube to move freely around its polar axis without making contact with the telescope's mount. Software features allow the user to set the mounts slew limits to guaranty safe motion. This is particularly useful when adding photographic and CCD instruments that extend from the rear of the telescopes.

All CGE mounted telescopes are compatible with Celestron's CN-16 GPS accessory. Combine the GPS and built-in real time clock and these telescopes will keep track and remember their exact location and time without having to enter the information into the hand control.

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

Product Support
Visit our product support section for instruction manuals and more
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Weight rating
    90 lbs.
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To system
  • Alignment procedure
    2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align, 1-Star
  • Number of objects in database
    45,000+
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    5.5 deg/s, 2 deg/s, 0.5 deg/s, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, 0.5x
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 2.5A (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Latitude range
    10-65
  • Polar-axis scope
    Not available
  • Counterweights
    One 22 lb.
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, autoguider
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    2.75 in.
  • Height range of mount
    38.00 in. - 55.00 in.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    154.0 lbs.
  • Other features
    Electronic all-star polar alignment
  • Warranty
    Two year
Celestron CGE Pro Equatorial Mount
Electronics pier
Hand control
Super HD tripod
22lb. counterweight

Orders received by noon Pacific Time for in-stock item the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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