Celestron CGX-L Pro 925 HD View larger

Celestron CGX-L 925 HD

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New product

  • 9.25" HD Optical Tube Assembly
  • CGX-L EQ Mount and Tripod
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings provide maximum light transmission
  • A 9x50 finderscope, 2” mirror diagonal for more comfortable viewing, and wide-angle 23 mm Luminos 2" eyepiece are all included

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Data sheet

Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain
Aperture 9.25 inch
Mount Type CGE Pro Computerized Equatorial
Focal Length 2350 mm
Focal Ratio F10
Finderscope 6x30
Power Requirements Car Battery Adapter
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Tube Length 22 inch
What is more important to you? I want to photograph the night sky
Would you like a telescope to navigate for you? Yes, I would like a scope to guide me.

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See below for the Review from June 2017 of the UK astronomy magazine Astronomy Now

Celestron's newly designed CGX-L Computerized Equatorial mount is the latest addition to our fully computerized equatorial mount series.  Capable of carrying  Celestron’s largest optical tubes with ease, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity to weight ratio, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories.

Key design goals included larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes, remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport.  COMPACT.  ERGONOMIC.  INNOVATIVE.

  • HD FEATURES

    • Experience our best optical performance with EdgeHD’s flat-field and coma-free optics for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of today’s largest imaging sensors and widest eyepieces
    • Aluminum optical tube with tube vents featuring an integrated 95-micron mesh filter allows hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Mirror support knobs hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift during imaging
    • Versatile design accommodates 2 focal ratios: native f/10 or ultra-fast f/2 imaging with a removable secondary mirror and third-party accessories

    COMPUTERIZED MOUNT FEATURES:

    NEW CGX-L FEATURES

    Increased 75 lb load capacity.  Exceptional load capacity to weight ratio

    Additional Aux accessory ports and autoguider port on the Dec axis for better cable management

    Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads

    Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes

    Massive 70 mm stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads

    New accessory tray holds three 1.25” and two 2” eyepieces with an upright stand for your smartphone or tablet

    Heavy duty, 31.5 mm stainless steel counterweight shaft to support additional counterweights

    Optional add-on polar axis finderscope custom designed for CGX and CGX-L

    Supports WiFi and wireless operation accessories such as StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module (sold separately)

  • MOUNT FEATURES:

    Compact, lower profile equatorial head provides improved stability and portability. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time

    Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads

    Heavy duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation at full capacity

    Clear windows built into motor covers so pulleys and belts can be monitored

    Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear mesh

    Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags

    Internal hard stops for both axes prevent cable tension and tripod strike

    Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation

    -Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset

    -Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe

    Includes Celestron's new PWI telescope control software, co-developed by PlaneWave Instruments.  Software features multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy

    Software Polar Align: “All-Star Polar Alignment” allows quick and very precise polar alignment. Align on any bright named star without extra polar alignment accessories, apps, or other assistance

    Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range

    Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle

    +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side

    Redesigned tripod has a widened stance for added stability. The minimum tripod height has also been lowered per user feedback

    Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

    IMPROVED ERGONOMICS:

    Integrated handles for easy transport and portability

    All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs

    Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system

    All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads. Stationary latitude knob with a newly-designed linkage system greatly reduces the amount of friction when polar aligning the mount. Redesigned azimuth adjustment with low-friction Teflon bearings to make adjustments easy under full load.  No more binding, rough adjustments!

    Easy to read latitude scale

    ELECTRONICS:

    NexStar+ hand control with USB port

    USB 2.0 port used to connect directly to PC with PWI Software

    2 available autoguider ports for optimum cable management

    PEC sensor and PPEC ready

    Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector

    Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)

    On/Off rocker switch with red LED

Optical Tube Info:  
Optical Design EdgeHD
Aperture (mm) 234.95 mm (9.25 in)
Focal Length 2350 mm (93 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 23 mm (0.91 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 102x
Finderscope 9x50
Star Diagonal 2" w/ 1.25" adapter
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 555x
Lowest Useful Magnification 34x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.4
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.59 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.49 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 1127x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 3.35 in (85 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 36%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 13%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 22 in (559 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 21 lb (9.53 kg)
Dovetail Compatibility CGE Mount
Mount Info:  
Mount German Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 75 lb
Tripod height adjustment range 35.75” to 52.75”
Tripod leg diameter 2.75"
Latitude adjustment range 3º-65º
Tripod Weight 46.2 lb
EQ Head Weight w/o Counterweight Shaft 47 lb
Total EQ Head Weight 52.6 lb
Max Slew Speed 4º/second (3º/second is default)
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories) 4
Autoguide port Yes
USB Port Yes
Software PWI Telescope Control Software
Included Items  
  CGX-L Equatorial Head
  CGX-L Tripod
  Accessory Tray
  1 x 22 lb Counterweight
  NexStar+ Hand Control
  DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
  8 mm Allen Wrench (contained in rear carry handle)

WIFI

 

 

 

 

 

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Celestron’s telescopes reach a new level with integrated WiFi! Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smart device. Connect your device to your WiFi telescope’s built-in wireless network and explore the universe with Celestron’s SkyPortal mobile app for iOS and Android.


Or upgrade your compatible Celestron computerized telescope with the SkyPortal WiFi module. SkyPortal provides full wireless control of your telescope and turns your smart device into your own personal planetarium and observatory!

SKYPORTAL

 

 

 

Skyportal Icon 177X123   Celestron’s newest planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the ISS. SkyPortal includes everything you need to experience the night sky in an exciting new way.

STARSENSE

 

 

 

 

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With Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology, telescope alignment has never been easier! Just attach the StarSense AutoAlign accessory, push the Align button on the hand control or smart device, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database.

In about three minutes, it’s gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.
 
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