• Celestron CGEM II Equatorial Mount Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II Equatorial Mount Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II Equatorial Mount Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II Equatorial Mount Bundle
  • Celestron CGEM II Equatorial Mount Bundle

Celestron CGEM II Equatorial Mount Bundle

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  • 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

      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.


      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.


      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.


      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 Type Computerized Equatorial
      Instrument load capacity 40 lbs (18 kg)
      Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1346 - 1651 mm (53 – 65")
      Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8 mm (2") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
      Latitude adjustment range 15° - 70°
      Total EQ Head Weight 40 lbs (18 kg)
      Accessory Tray Yes
      Tripod Weight 20 lbs (9 kg)
      Weight of Counterweights 1 x 17 lbs
      Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds
      Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
      Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
      GPS N/A
      Dovetail Compatibility Dual saddle plates (Vixen and CGE saddle)
      Number of Auxiliary ports 2 (1x Hand control port and 1x AUX Port for optional accessories)
      Autoguide port Yes
      USB Port Yes
      Power Requirements 12 VDC, 3.2 amps
      Motor Drive Low cog DC servo motors
      Alignment Procedures AutoAlign, 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
      Periodic Error Correction Yes
      Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons, USB 2 0 port for PC connection
      Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects Enhanced information on over 200 objects
      Software Starry Night Pro Plus 8
      Included Accessories CGEM II Equatorial Head|Tripod|Accessory Tray|1 x 17 lbs counterweight|NexStar+ Hand Control|DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)|8 mm Allen wrench (contained in rear carry handle)

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      $2,049.00 USD