Celestron CGEM II Mount & Tripod (Tracking)

Code: CEL-91523
  • 40 lbs payload capacity
  • Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle
  • 2″ steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling
  • USB 2.0 port on hand control for direct links to a PC via ASCOM supported software.
  • Internal cabling throughout for worry-free remote operation
  • Low cog DC Servo motor with integrated optical encoders offer smooth, quiet operation
  • Built-in polar alignment program to polar align on any star in the sky
  • Longer clutch levers to make tightening and loosening of clutches easier

 

Item Availability: Late September 2020

$1,649.00

Available on backorder

Available on backorder

Description

A fresh update to the venerable CGEM mount, the CGEM II has a contemporary, attractive, bold appearance and is capable of carrying Celestron’s higher-end SCT optical tubes (up to 11″) securely and vibration free, which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing. Capable of holding 40 lbs. of payload and slewing at 5° per second, you will be able to instantly point to any of the celestial objects in the database.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN

CGEM II was designed to be ergonomically friendly with large Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs for quick and easy polar alignment adjustment. The internal RA and DEC motor wiring provides a clean look and an easy and trouble free set up.

INNOVATION

The CGEM II series features Celestron’s innovative All-Star Polar alignment procedure. All-Star allows you to accurately polar align the mount using any star, even ig the celestial pole cannot be seen. Another great feature of the CGEM II sure to please astroimagers, is the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PEC) which will allow users to train out the worm gears periodic errors, while the mount retains the PEC recordings.

PERFORMANCE

For objects near the Meridian (imaginary line passing from North to South), the CGEM II will track well past the Meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most ideal part of the sky. The CGEM II mount has a robust database with over 40,000 objects, 100 user defined programmable objects and enhanced information on over 200 objects. Celestron’s CGEM II mount is the perfect fit between the Advanced VX Series and CGX Series.

MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity 40 lbs (18 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1346mm – 1651mm (53″ – 65″)
Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2″) Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
Latitude adjustment range 15° – 70°
Mount Head Weight 40 lbs (18.14 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 20 lbs (9 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 17 lbs
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds – max speed 4.5°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
GPS N/A
Dovetail Compatibility Dual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports 2 Aux ports (1x Hand control port and 1x AUX Port for optional accessories)
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
Computerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software Celestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 78 lbs (35.38 kg)
Included Items CGEM II Equatorial Head |Tripod | Accessory Tray | 1 x 17 lbs counterweight | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item#18769) | Hand Control Holster
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Additional information

Weight 42 lbs
Dimensions 43 × 11 × 17 in

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