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Celestron CG-5 GoTo (open box)
Computerised GoTo convenience and GPS compatibility for precision accuracy
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Celestron CG5 GoTo.
  • Payload capacity: 12.5kg
  • Stainless steel bearings on both axis
  • Powerful high quality servo motors for smooth operation
  • Computerized Equatorial mount
  • Ultra sturdy 2" diameter steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Autoguide port, PC port and auxiliary ports located on the electronic pier for long exposure astrophotography
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • GPS-compatible with optional GPS Accessory
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Celestron CG-5 GoTo
The CG-5 GoTo includes:
  • CG-5 German Equatorial mount.
  • GoTo computerised hand controller.
  • Stainless steel tripod.
  • Full Celestron UK warantee.
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Delivery information: This item is dispatched from Celestron UK's central warehouse at no cost to the customer for most of the United Kingdom. Delivery time can fluctuate from 3 days to 1 week or longer in some cases. For more precise delivery information please contact us by email or telephone.

Outline
Celestron is proud to offer this computerised GoTo version of its sturdy CG-5 mount. Couple this solid mount with the included computerised control system to utilize many of the same functions and features — like the NexStar computer control system and an Autoguider port for long exposure deep sky astrophotography — as Celestron's most advanced GoTo telescopes.

The CG5 uses more powerful and smoother servo motors, a heavy duty tripod and has steel bearings on both RA and DEC axes thus delivering superior performance than comparable GOTO mounts in this price range. The CG5 will lift 12.5Kg of weight.

GoTo models are also upgradeable to GPS with the optional CN16 GPS Accessory (#93966) allowing your telescope to pinpoint your position on the earth, the date and time.

General
  • Heavy Duty (CG-5GT) computerized German Equatorial mount (same as supplied with Advanced Series GT telescopes).
  • Ultra sturdy 2" diameter steel tripod with accessory tray.
Computerised
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology.
  • 40,000 object database with 400 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects.
  • 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.
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes.
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet.
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography.
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features.
  • Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer.
  • RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer.
  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93966).
Auto-Guiding
You can use this mount as part of an auto-guiding system for astrophotography. Other components that you will need are:
  • A computer to control the telescope mount (e.g. Windows 2000/XP/Vista).
  • Auto-guider control software such as:
    • AstroArt is a good commercial solution, because it can control multiple CCD cameras (e.g. for guiding and imaging) and it can be used for image stacking, processing, photometry, etc.
  • A computer interface and cables to connect the computer to the telescope mount:
    • Shoestring GPUSB auto-guider USB Connectivity Kit, through the computer's USB port.
    • Shoestring GPINT-PT auto-guider Parallel Port Connectivity Kit, through the computer's Parallel Port.
  • CCD camera for auto-guiding :


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We are constantly checking the accuracy of the technical data. We are prepared to provide more detailed information on request. Technical data is subject to change without notice.

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