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The most compact and portable of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as our larger mounts with minimal flexure and an improved industrial design

Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 30 lb

Every feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and more

Dual saddle plate is compatible with narrow CG-5 dovetails and wider CGE dovetail. Also compatible with Vixen format dovetails longer than 100mm, but not compatible with Losmandy D format plates.

Latitude range allows the mount to perform between 7° and 77° latitude


Mount Type:    Computerized Equatorial

Instrument load capacity:    30 lbs (13.6 kg)

Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod):    1118mm - 1626mm (44" – 64")

Tripod Leg Diameter:    50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel

Latitude adjustment range:    7° - 77°

Mount Head Weight:    17 lbs (7.71 kg)

Accessory Tray:    Yes

Tripod Weight:    18 lbs (8.16 kg)

Weight of Counterweights:    1 x 12 lbs

Slew Speeds:    9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/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:    3 AUX Ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX Ports for optional accessories)

Autoguide Port:    Yes

USB Port:    Yes, input on Hand Control

Power Requirements:    12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)

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:    NexStar+ hand control with LCD display, 19 fiber-optic backlit LED buttons

NexStar+ Database:    40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects

Software:    Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal App

Total Kit Weight:    47 lbs (21.31 kg)

Included Items:    Advanced VX Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 1 x 12 lbs counterweight | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)



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