Celestron Introduces CGEM - A New German Equatorial Mounted Telescope Line Sure To Wow The Astronomy Community

Celestron’s new CGEM™ mount is creating quite a buzz with its stylish design and revolutionary Polar alignment procedure, All-Star™.

PHOTOKINA BOOTH – Hall 2/Booth #C-028

TORRANCE, CA – (September, 2008) – Celestron®, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes and related accessories, has unveiled a new German equatorial mount called CGEM. The mount has a fresh, 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.  CGEM was designed to be ergonomically friendly with large Altitude and Azimuth adjustment knobs for quick and easy polar alignment adjustment.  CGEM has a new innovative Polar alignment procedure called All-Star. All-Star allows users to choose any bright star, while the software calculates and assists with polar alignment.  Another great feature of the CGEM, 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 will track well past the Meridian for uninterrupted imaging through the most ideal part of the sky. The CGEM mount has a robust database with over 40,000 objects, 400 user defined programmable objects and enhanced information on over 200 objects.

“The CGEM mount is the perfect fit between Celestron’s Advanced Series and CGE Series.  In addition, this mount is perfect for astroimagers with its ability to track well past the meridian.” said Joseph A. Lupica Jr., president and CEO of Celestron.

For a list of dealer locations and updates, please go to http://www.celestron.com.

Celestron’s CGEM will be on display in the Celestron booth located in Hall 2, booth C-028.