Celestron CGE PRO Computerized German Equatorial Mount with 38-55" Adjustable Tripod Internal Clock

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Celestron CGE PRO Computerized German Equatorial Mount with 38-55" Adjustable Tripod Internal Clock -

The Celestron CGE Pro German Equatorial mount is being fully computerized with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects. It features increased payload capacity, all-star polar alignment, no-tool polar alignment, meridian tracking, faster slew speed, power management, pointing and tracking.

Lining and Layers:

  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

Manufactured:

  • Drive Motors - High quality motors with seven slot skewed armature to minimize magnetic cogging for quiet operation and long life. Precision made cut-steel gears in gearbox for Improve tracking precision.
  • Precision worm drive system - .75" pitch dia. precision made steel worm preloaded with two .87" OD ball bearings to minimize run-out (a source of periodic error). 255 tooth 6" pitch dia. precision made worm wheel with enveloping brass teeth
  • Bearing and Shaft - Main shafts are made from 1.57" diameter steel tubing with .40" wall thickness with two preloaded 2.68" O.D. tapered roller bearings on each axes

Features:

  • Weighs 154 lbs
  • Permanent programmable periodic error correction (PEC) - corrects for periodic tracking errors inherent to all worm drives
  • Spring loaded DEC worm to minimize backlash and for easy guiding.
  • 4 point RA and DEC clutch system for no-slip pointing precision
  • Autoguide port, PC port and auxiliary ports located on the electronic pier for long exposure astrophotography
  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93967)
  • 12VDC Servo Motors with integrated optical encoders
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • New All-Star Polar Alignment routine for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
  • One 22 lbs counterweight
  • One 4.72" O.D. thrust bearing and one 4.13" O.D. thrust bearing on each axes provide a large thrust surface for additional stability.
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Rugged 9-pin thread on motor cables
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod adjustable from 38 - 55"
  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer
  • 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
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Alignment Procedures:2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align, 1-Star Align,
Computer Hand Control:Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 backlit LED buttons
Counterweight Bar:5 lb (2.27 kg)
Counterweights:1 x 22 lb
Database:40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
EQ Mount Weight:75 lb (34.02 kg)
GPS:Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory
Internal Clock:Yes
Latitude range:10° to 65° northern or southern hemispheres
Motor Drive:DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Payload Capacity:90 lb (40.82 kg)
Power Requirements:12 VDC 2A
Slew Speeds:Nine slew speeds 5.5 deg/s, 2 deg/s, 0.5 deg/s, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, 0.5x
Software Features include:Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, five alignment methods and user-defined slew limits.
Tracking Modes:EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates:Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod and Pier Weight:52 lb (23.59 kg)
Warranty:Celestron 2 years limited warranty
Weight:154 lbs

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