CGX Equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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CGX Equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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  • $6,995.00

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.

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CGX Equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes


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.



Specifications

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture235mm (9.25\")
Focal Length2350mm (93\")
Focal Ratiof/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 125mm (.98\")
Magnification of Eyepiece 194x
Finderscope6x30
Star Diagonal1.25\" Star Diagonal
Optical TubeAluminum
Highest Useful Magnification555x
Lowest Useful Magnification34x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude14.4
Resolution (Rayleigh)0.59 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.49 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)1127x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction85mm (3.35\")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter36%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area13%
Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length559mm (22\")
Optical Tube Diameter271.78mm (10.7\")
Optical Tube Weight20 lbs (9.07 kg)
DovetailCGE Dovetail Bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerized Equatorial
Instrument load capacity55 lbs (25 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)1200.15mm - 1968.5mm (47.25\" - 77.5\")
Tripod Leg Diameter50.8mm (2\") Steel tripod with graduated markings on lower section
Latitude adjustment range3° - 65°
Mount Head Weight44 lbs (20 kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight19.2 lbs (8.7 kg)
Weight of Counterweights2 x 11 lbs
Slew Speeds9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/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 ports2 Aux ports (Hand Control can use either Aux port)
Autoguide portYes
USB PortYes, input for Mount and Hand Control
Power Requirements12V DC, 4 amps
Motor DriveDC servo motors
Alignment Procedures2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error CorrectionYes
Computerized Hand Control2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit 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
Total Kit Weight105.2 lbs (47.71 kg)
Included ItemsCGX Equatorial Head | CGX Tripod | Accessory Tray | 2 x 11 lbs counterweights | NexStar+ Hand Control | 8mm Allen Wrench | 12V DC Power Cable | Hand Control Holster

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