Celestron CGX German Equatorial Mount

Celestron CGX German Equatorial Mount
Item # CE-91530
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  • Very portable and easier to set up that most EQ mounts.
  • Payload capacity of 55 lbs.
  • Compatible with SkyPortal Wi-Fi module and StarSense AutoAlign
  • Downloadable CGX Control Software which was co-created with Planewave Instruments


The Celestron CGX German Equatorial Mount offers an amazing balance between performance and portability. Every inch was designed with ease-of-use in mind.The ergonomic tripod, internal cabling, homing sensors, improved adjustment knobs and carry handles make, this mount incredibly easy to transport and setup. The dual saddle, which accepts both Losmandy and Vixen style dovetail bars, increases the range of telescopes that can be attached to the head.  With mount and tripod weighing only 63lbs (44 lbs for the head, and 19.2 for the tripod), the CGX will accurately track astrophotography equipment weighing up to 55lbs!

Like most Celestron mounts, the CGX includes the upgraded Nexstar hand controller which has over 40,000 objects in its database and mini USB port for direct PC connectivity. The mount is also completely compatible with SkyPortal WiFi Module and StarSense AutoAlign allowing the mount to be controlled by a computer, smartphone, or tablet and have the ability star align itself.

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-91530
UPC Code 050234915304
Head Design Equatorial
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo
Manufacturer Celestron
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included Celestron CPC/ Nexstar Computerized
# of Counterweights Included 2
Weight of Counterweights 11 lbs.
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Objects in Database 40,000+
Mount Special Features Internal Cabling, Periodic Error Correction
Saddle Width Dual V & D
Leg Length Adjustable
Accessory Tray Included? Yes
Material Steel
Power Supply Included None - Requires Optional AC or DC Adapter
Latitude Range 3º-65º
Weight of Tripod/Monopod 19.2 lbs.
Weight of Head 44 lbs.
Maximum Slew Speed 4º/second default, 5º/second max
Software Available
Instrument load capacity 55 lbs.
Included Items

Included Items

  • CGX Equatorial Head
  • Compatible Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • Two 11 pound Counterweights
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • DC Cigarette Lighter Power Cable
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Does the mount come with a counterweight?
Are the RA / DEC worm Gears Aluminum or Brass gears ? Does it have any permanently lubricated ball bearings ?
Will the Celestron C14 fit on the CGX mount?

Cost of the CGX without tripod?
What is the overall height of the mount itself from base to top of the saddle?
How big are the shipping boxes for this mount?
Can the CGX mount polar align in the daytime using only the sun as a target rather than a single night time "star"? One of the five alignment methods is called "solar system". So again, can it use the sun as a solar system object to polar align? This would be quite handy for the August 21 eclipse coming up.
Is there any way to store a permanent PEC curve to the mount/controller?
What are the diameters of the RA and Dec worm gears?
Does this mount have what Orion calls "closed loop electronics," meaning when you disengage the clutches and point manually, the computer's digital setting circles still know where the scope is pointed?
Does the CGX mount support the Celestron C14 optical tube?
What is the diameter of the counterweight bar? Does it take CGEM weights or CGEM DX weights?
Does this mount have what Orion calls "closed loop electronics"; when you loosen the clutches, point manually, and then re-engage the clutches/worm gears, does the computer know where you pointed?
Does the CGX have an autoguider port?
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