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CGX Equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes

CGX Equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
CGX Equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
CGX Equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
CGX Equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
Item #: 12051
Your Price: $3,199.00 In Stock
Warranty: 2 Years

  • 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Aluminum Optical Tube
  • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 2350 mm focal length (f/10)
  • 25 mm eyepiece included (94x)
  • Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories
  • 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount

Includes These Celestron Technologies

Compatible With

Description

The CGX 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the all-new state of the art CGX computerized equatorial mount. The CGX 925 offers the middle ground for those looking to combine portability with high resolution. This telescope is especially at home as a solid platform for long exposure photography with optional CCD cameras or photographic equipment. With over 9 inches of aperture and our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGX 925 gives you over 1000 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye.

CGX Mount

Celestron’s workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron’s engineering team applied their years of experience designing German Equatorial mounts to the all-new CGX EQ, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies, value, and ease-of-use.

The new CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. Key design goals included a lower profile EQ head, which provides a more compact and therefore more stable setup; a better drive system; remote operation-friendly with home and limit optical sensors; easier polar alignment adjustments; and better cable management. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and transport. The CGX is our new Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.

Technology

Computerized Mount Features:

New CGX-L Features

  • Increased 75 lb load capacity. Exceptional load capacity to weight ratio
  • Additional Aux accessory ports and autoguider port on the Dec axis for better cable management
  • Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads
  • Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
  • Massive 70 mm stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads
  • New accessory tray holds three 1.25” and two 2” eyepieces with an upright stand for your smartphone or tablet
  • Heavy duty, 31.5 mm stainless steel counterweight shaft to support additional counterweights
  • Optional add-on polar axis finderscope custom designed for CGX and CGX-L
  • Supports WiFi and wireless operation accessories such as StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module (sold separately)

Mount Features:

  • Compact, lower profile equatorial head provides improved stability and portability. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time
  • Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
  • Heavy duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation at full capacity
  • Clear windows built into motor covers so pulleys and belts can be monitored
  • Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear mesh
  • Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
  • Internal hard stops for both axes prevent cable tension and tripod strike
  • Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation
  • Home sensors allow the mount to always start in the index position regardless of orientation before a power reset
  • Limit sensors automatically shut off slewing or tracking before reaching the hard stop fail safe
  • Includes Celestron's new PWI telescope control software, co-developed by PlaneWave Instruments. Software features multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy
  • Software Polar Align: “All-Star Polar Alignment” allows quick and very precise polar alignment. Align on any bright named star without extra polar alignment accessories, apps, or other assistance
  • Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3°-65° latitude range
  • Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle
  • +20° of additional tracking past the meridian on either side
  • Redesigned tripod has a widened stance for added stability. The minimum tripod height has also been lowered per user feedback
  • Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport

Improved Ergonomics:

  • Integrated handles for easy transport and portability
  • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
  • All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads. Stationary latitude knob with a newly-designed linkage system greatly reduces the amount of friction when polar aligning the mount. Redesigned azimuth adjustment with low-friction Teflon bearings to make adjustments easy under full load. No more binding, rough adjustments!
  • Easy to read latitude scale

Electronics:

  • NexStar+ hand control with USB port
  • USB 2.0 port used to connect directly to PC with PWI Software
  • 2 available autoguider ports for optimum cable management
  • PEC sensor and PPEC ready
  • Threaded 12VDC power input barrel connector
  • Internal Real Time Clock (keeps time and site information saved)
  • On/Off rocker switch with red LED

Specifications

Aperture (mm) 234.95 mm (9.25 in)
Autoguide Port Yes
Dovetail Compatibility CGE Mount
EQ Head Weight 44 lbs
Finderscope 6x30
Focal Length 2350 mm (93 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ... 25 mm (0.98 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Highest Useful Magnification 555x
Included Items N.A.
Instrument load capacity 55lbs
Latitude adjustment range 3"-65"
Light Gathering Power (Comp... 1127x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.4
Lowest Useful Magnification 34x
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 94x
Max Slew Speed 5"/second (4"/second is default)
Mount German Equatorial Mount
Mount Info: N.A.
Number of Auxiliary ports (... 2
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Aluminum
Optical Tube Info: N.A.
Optical Tube Length 22 in (559 mm)
Optical Tube Weight 20 lbs. (9.07 kg)
Resolution (Dawes) 0.49 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.59 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstructio... 13%
Software New telescope control PC software
Star Diagonal 1.25
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod height adjustment range 47.25" to 77.5" including EQ headA
Tripod leg diameter 2"
Tripod Weight 19.2 lbs.
USB Port Yes
_1... CGX Tripod
_2... Accessory Tray
_3... 2 x 11 lbs counterweight
_4... NexStar+ Hand Control
_5... DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

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