Celestron CGX-L 1400 SCT


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  • 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Celestron premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • CGX-L computerized Equatorial mount
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod adjustable from 38 - 55"
  • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects

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, Fastar compatible, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories.

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

    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
    Aperture (mm) 355.5 mm (14 in)
    Autoguide port Yes
    EQ Head Weight w/o Counterw... 47 lb
    Finderscope 9x50
    Focal Length 3910 mm (154 in)
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ... 40 mm (1.57 in)
    Focal Ratio 11
    Included Items N.A.
    Instrument load capacity 75 lb
    Latitude adjustment range 3"-65"
    Magnification of Eyepiece 1 98 x
    Max Slew Speed 4"/second (3"/second is default)
    Mount German Equatorial
    Mount Info: N.A.
    Number of Auxiliary ports (... 4
    Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Optical Tube Info: N.A.
    Software PWI Telescope Control Software
    Star Diagonal 2" with 1.25" adapter
    Total EQ Head Weight 52.6 lb
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tripod height adjustment range 35.75" to 52.75"
    Tripod leg diameter 2.75"
    Tripod Weight 46.2 lb
    USB Port Yes
    _1... CGX-L Tripod
    _2... Accessory Tray
    _3... 3 x 22 lb Counterweight
    _4... NexStar+ Hand Control
    _5... DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
    _6... 8 mm Allen Wrench (contained in rear carry handle)
    SKU: 12072
    Barcode: 050234120722