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Celestron's newly designed CGX-L Computerized Equatorial mount is the latest addition to our fully computerized equatorial mount series.  Capable of carrying  Celestron’s 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.

Highly recommend:   PoleMaster is the fastest and easiest way to polar align you mount.  Be sure to add the appropriate adapter for this mount or use the ADM adapter that clamps to the Vixen style or Losmandy style dovetail bar of your telescope.



German Equatorial

Instrument load capacity

75 lb

Tripod height adjustment range

35.75” to 52.75”

Tripod leg diameter


Latitude adjustment range


Tripod Weight

46.2 lb

EQ Head Weight

52.6 lb

Max Slew Speed

4º/second (3º/second is default)

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories)


Autoguide port


USB Port



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Included Items


CGX-L Equatorial Head


CGX-L Tripod


Accessory Tray


1 x 22 lb Counterweight


NexStar+ Hand Control


DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)


8 mm Allen Wrench (contained in rear carry handle)

Larger Worm Wheel:  Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads

Smoother Belt Drive:  

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)


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


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