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Celestron CGX equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope consists of C9.25" SC XLT optical tube and CGX GoTo computerized mount. Accessories included.
Celestron CGX equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope consists of C9.25" SC XLT optical tube and CGX GoTo computerized mount.
Telescope includes the following accessories: two 11 lbs (5 kg) counterweights, Nexstar+ USB handbox, DC power cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket), 25 mm eyepiece (94x), tripod, telescope control PC software and accessory tray.
Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain C9.25" XLT CGE optical tube (OTA) features 235 mm mirror, F/10 focal ratio. 25 mm Plössl eyepiece and 6x30 finder view included.
9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
Aluminum Optical Tube
Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings
2350 mm focal length (f/10)
25 mm eyepiece included (94x)
Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories
6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects
Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount
234.95 mm (9.25 in)
2350 mm (93 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
Highest Useful Magnification
Lowest Useful Magnification
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
0.59 arc seconds
0.49 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction
3.35 in (85 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
Optical Tube Length
22 in (559 mm)
Optical Tube Weight
20 lbs (9.07 kg)
For eight years, 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.
All-new design. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time. Increased load capacity to 55 lbs. Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads. Heavy Duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation under heavy loads.
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 accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags. Internal hard stops for both axes prevents 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. Brand new control software developed in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments for professional level control operation and imaging. Software includes multi-point mount modeling for extremely precise pointing accuracy and many more additional features for remote astroimaging.
Wider tripod stance for improved stability.
Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range.
Dual-fit CG-5/Vixen and CGE/Losmandy dovetail saddle.
2" steel legs with height index marks for quick leveling. "Jack of all trays" can hold three 1.25" eyepieces, two 2" eyepieces, your smartphone, or other accessories. +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side. Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport.
Two handles for easy pickup and transport
All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs. Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system.
All-new ergonomic latitude adjuster for smooth and easy adjustment under full loads.
Optional add-on polar axis finderscope - coming soon
|Instrument load capacity||55lbs|
|Tripod height adjustment range||47.25” to 77.5” including EQ head|
|Tripod leg diameter||2"|
|Latitude adjustment range||3º-65º|
|Tripod Weight||19.2 lbs|
|EQ Head Weight||44 lbs|
|Max Slew Speed||5º/second (4º/second is default)|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Number of Auxiliary ports (for hand control and accessories)||2|
|Software||New telescope control PC software|
|CGX Equatorial Head|
|2 x 11 lbs counterweight|
|NexStar+ Hand Control|
|DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)|
|Leasing||12 installments at zero interest|