CELESTRON CG 5 ADVANCED SERIES COMPUTERIZED GO-TO GERMAN EQUATORIAL MOUNT 91518

This is not a high-end mount e. The controller is crammed with over 40, objects and has a red backlit LCD screen. Not Specified by Manufacturer. Nevertheless, we were impressed when the two alignment stars appeared very close to the centre of the eyepiece. As with the other mounts, fine alignment adjustments are made using the hand controller, and when the stars are central in the eyepiece field of view, the exact position is recorded and saved. The optional GPS accessory is highly recommended for incredibly accurate scope alignments. There are some nice touches, though: Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you.

I do not do astrophotography, so I cannot comment on the accuracy of tracking for long exposures, but for visual work it is very good. This is not a high-end mount e. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. An ultra-heavy-duty equatorial mount, the respected Celestron CG-5 mount has earned its good reputation amongst the amateur astronomy community because it is an affordable, stable beauty. On the first night of our tests, we carried out a preliminary inspection of the Celestron to check it powered up okay, spending little time on precise levelling or alignment. Interestingly, there is no polar finderscope fitted, although one can be added as an extra; rough alignment is made simply by sighting Polaris through the hollow RA axis. Stargazing breaks in the UK. I use it for visual observing with a Televue TV, and it handles the load nicely.

Stargazing breaks in the UK. There is also a generously sized bubble level to help level the top. They also contribute to the weight, which totals You can opt-out at any time.

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Celestron LCM computerised telescope. Interestingly, there is no polar finderscope 915188, although one can be added as an extra; rough alignment is made simply by sighting Polaris through the hollow RA axis.

Celestron CG5 Advanced Series GOTO Mount

On subsequent nights, we were able to repeat this, never finding the need to call upon the built-in fine-tuning features like polar alignment, periodic error control, third-star cone error correction or anti-backlash, to name a few. You can download it here.

The whole alignment procedure took less than 10 minutes. The motors whine whine quite a lot, which might disturb the neighbours on summer evenings, but in normal tracking mode the RA motor seems to tick away very quietly.

In use, this is quite a noisy mount. By clicking on the ‘Sign Up! Ceestron the computerized version, available on many of Celestron’s finer scopes, is also available for purchase so that you can put any optical tube assembly that you like upon it. No Longer Available Update Location close.

Omegon MiniTrack LX2 tracking mount. It is rated for carrying a C11 telescope, which weighs We use cookies to celestrom your experience of seried website. I use it for visual observing with a Televue TV, and it handles the load nicely. Rated 4 out of 5 by smk from Good value for the price This is a very interesting mount as you get a lot for the price you pay.

The alignment procedure is simple: Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Serids height is a whopping cm and, even when fully extended, the structure is very rigid. The controller is crammed with over 40, objects and has a red backlit LCD screen. Watch the latest episode on BBC iPlayer. Overall, this is an excellent and capable mount with a first-rate alignment process and excellent tracking.

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CELESTRON CG-5 Computerized Mount

Find out where to buy your equipment with our Retailer Guide. There are some nice touches, though: As with the other mounts, fine alignment adjustments are made using the hand controller, and when the stars are central in the eyepiece field of view, the exact position is recorded and saved.

See any errors on this page? The GoTo is pretty impressive. An ultra-heavy-duty equatorial mount, the respected Celestron CG-5 mount has earned its good reputation amongst the amateur astronomy community because it is an affordable, stable beauty.

Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. The buttons have similarly named navigation functions and glow brightly. The 50mm moynt brushed stainless steel tripod legs and cast metal spreader all make for a strong, stable platform. To view this digimag, Adobe Flash player is required.

Nevertheless, we were impressed when the two alignment stars appeared very close to the centre of the eyepiece. I do not do astrophotography, so I cannot comment on the accuracy of tracking for long exposures, but for visual work it is very good.