Celestron CGX-L 1400 Edge HD

Product code: 12077-CGL
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Celestron's CGX-L Computerized Equatorial mount is the latest addition to our fully computerized equatorial mount series. Capable of carrying Celestrons largest optical tubes with ease, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity to weight ratio, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories.

Key design goals included larger 144mm diameter worm wheels which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, longer 270mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes, remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall. In addition to that, weve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport. COMPACT. ERGONOMIC. INNOVATIVE.

HD Features

  • Experience our best optical performance with EdgeHDs at-eld and coma-free optics for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of todays largest imaging sensors and widest eyepieces
  • Aluminium optical tube with tube vents featuring an integrated 50-mesh filter allows hot air to be released from behind the primary mirror. Mirror support knobs hold the mirror in place and reduce image shift during imaging
  • Versatile design accommodates 2 focal ratios: native f/10 or ultra-fast f/2 imaging with a removable secondary mirror and third-party accessories

Computerized Mount Features:

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 144mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads
  • Longer 270mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
  • Massive 70mm stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads
  • Accessory tray holds three 1.25 and two 2 eyepieces with an upright stand for your smartphone or tablet
  • Heavy duty, 31.5mm 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
  • Motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads
  • Heavy duty belt-drive system minimises 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 PWI telescope control software, co-developed by PlaneWave Instruments. Software features multi-point mount modelling 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 optimise 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

Ergonomics:

  • Integrated handles for easy transport and portability
  • Ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs
  • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system
  • Ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads. Stationary latitude knob with a 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
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical DesignEdgeHD
Aperture356mm (14")
Focal Length3910mm (154")
Focal Ratiof/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 123mm (.91")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1170x
Finderscope9x50
Star Diagonal2" with 1.25" adapter
Optical TubeAluminum
Highest Useful Magnification840x
Lowest Useful Magnification51x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude15.3
Resolution (Rayleigh)0.39 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.33 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)2579x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction114mm (4.5")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter32%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area10%
Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length787mm (31")
Optical Tube Diameter400.5mm (15.77")
Optical Tube Weight46 lbs (21 kg)
DovetailCGE Dovetail Bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity75 lbs (34 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)908.05mm - 1339.85mm (35.75" - 52.75")
Tripod Leg Diameter69.85mm (2.75") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
Latitude adjustment range3° - 65°
Mount Head Weight52.6 lbs (23.8 kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight46.2 lbs (21 kg)
Weight of Counterweights3 x 22 lbs
Slew Speeds9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/second
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesEQ North & EQ South
GPSN/A
Dovetail CompatibilityDual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)
Number of Auxiliary ports4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any Aux port, 2 are located near dovetail saddle)
Autoguide portYes, 2 ports (one is located near the dovetail saddle)
USB PortYes, input for Mount and Hand Control
Power Requirements12V DC, 3 amps
Motor DriveDC servo motors
Alignment Procedures2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error CorrectionYes
Computerized Hand ControlDouble line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ Database40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
SoftwareCPWI Telescope Control Software, Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Included ItemsCGX-L Equatorial Head | CGX-L Tripod | Accessory Tray | 3 x 22 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (item# 18769) | 8mm Allen wrench (contained in rear carry handle)

Product Info

GTIN 050234120777
MPN 050234120777
MPN 050234120777
Brand Celestron
Product Code 12077-CGL
Delivery Weight Package
100kg