Celestron CGX-L 14 Inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope - 12072

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  • Combined with Celestron’s classic Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube, this versatile system is ready for visual observing or astroimaging.
  • Integrated WiFi allows you to leave your hand control behind and operate your CGX-L from your Android or iOS mobile device.
  • All internal cabling and home/limit sensors with hard stops virtually eliminate the risk of cable snags or tripod strikes.
  • Larger knobs and longer clutch levers make setting up your telescope and adjusting your polar alignment easier and more secure.
  • Dual dovetail saddle accommodates both CGE/Losmandy & CG-5/Vixen style dovetails.
  • Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories.
  • A 6x30 finderscope help's accurately find objects.
  • Includes Celestron's 2 Year Limited Warranty.
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  • Description

    Celestron's newly designed CGX-L Computerized Equatorial Mount is the latest addition to their fully computerized equatorial mount series.  Capable of carrying  Celestron’s largest optical tubes with ease, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity to weight ratio, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless tech accessories.

    Key design goals included larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels which provide smoother operation and can more accurately drive heavier loads, longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to support larger optical tubes, remote operation friendly features such as home and limit optical sensors, easier polar alignment adjustments, and better cable management overall. In addition to that, we’ve made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and easier to transport.  COMPACT.  ERGONOMIC.  INNOVATIVE.

    General Features:

    • 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly.
    • WiFi & StarSense Technology Compatible .
    • Aluminum Optical Tube.
    • Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings.
    • 3910 mm focal length (f/10).
    • 40 mm eyepiece included (98x).
    • Visual back allows for use with 1.25" accessories.
    • 9x50 finderscope to help accurately find objects.
    • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position.
    • Includes dovetail rail compatible with CGE mount.

    Computerized Mount Features:

    Increased 75 lb load capacity.  Exceptional load capacity to weight ratio.

    Additional Aux accessory ports and autoguider port on the Dec axis for better cable management.

    Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads.

    Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes.

    Massive 70 mm stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads.

    New accessory tray holds three 1.25” and two 2” eyepieces with an upright stand for your smartphone or tablet.

    Heavy duty, 31.5 mm stainless steel counterweight shaft to support additional counterweights.

    Mount Features:

    Compact, lower profile equatorial head provides improved stability and portability. Sturdier and more rigid with quicker dampening time.

    Improved motors provide more torque, better slewing and tracking under heavy loads.

    Heavy duty belt-drive system minimizes backlash while providing smooth motor operation at full capacity.

    Clear windows built into motor covers so pulleys and belts can be monitored.

    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 lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags.

    Internal hard stops for both axes prevent cable tension and tripod strike.

    Internal optical sensors on both axes for simple and safe remote operation.

    Software Polar Align: “All-Star Polar Alignment” allows quick and very precise polar alignment. Align on any bright named star without extra polar alignment accessories, apps, or other assistance.

    Adjustable EQ head position to optimize center of gravity over the tripod and fully utilize the increased 3º-65º latitude range.

    Dual-fit Vixen/CG-5 and Losmandy/CGE dovetail saddle.

    +20º of additional tracking past the meridian on either side.

    Redesigned tripod has a widened stance for added stability. The minimum tripod height has also been lowered per user feedback.

    Tripod legs can be collapsed with accessory tray installed for faster setup and transport.

    WiFi Compatible:

    Celestron’s telescopes reach a new level with integrated WiFi! Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smart device. Connect your device to your WiFi telescope’s built-in wireless network and explore the universe with Celestron’s SkyPortal mobile app for iOS and Android.

    Celestron SkyPortal:

    Celestron’s newest planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the ISS. SkyPortal includes everything you need to experience the night sky in an exciting new way.

    StarSense Technology:

    With Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology, telescope alignment has never been easier! Just attach the StarSense AutoAlign accessory, push the Align button on the hand control or smart device, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database.

    In about three minutes, it’s gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.

    Improved Ergonomics:

    All-new ergonomic adjustment knobs with reduced friction for smooth and easy positioning under full loads. Stationary latitude knob with a newly-designed linkage system greatly reduces the amount of friction when polar aligning the mount. Redesigned azimuth adjustment with low-friction Teflon bearings to make adjustments easy under full load.  No more binding, rough adjustments!

    • Integrated handles for easy transport and portability.
    • All-new ergonomically designed dovetail clamping knobs.
    • Innovative and improved polar alignment adjustment system.
    • Easy to read latitude scale.

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    What's Included

    CGX-L Equatorial Head, CGX-L Tripod, Accessory Tray, 1 x 22 lbs Counterweight, NexStar+ Hand Control, DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket), 8 mm Allen Wrench

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Optical Design:



    14 Inches

    Focal Length:

    154 Inches

    Focal Ratio:


    Magnification of Eyepiece 1:




    Star Diagonal:

    2" with 1.25" Adapter


    German Equatorial

    Optical Coatings:

    StarBright XLT

    Instrument Load Capacity:

    75 lbs

    Tripod Height Adjustment Range:

    35.75" x 52.75"

    Tripod Leg Diameter:


    Tripod Weight:

    46.2 lbs

    EQ Head Weight:

    47 lbs

    Total EQ Head Weight:

    52.6 lbs

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    Manufacturer Warranty

    For two years, Celestron will cover repairs or replacement of this product in cases of defective components. This warranty shall be void and of no force of effect in the event a covered product has been modified in design or function, or subjected to abuse, misuse, mishandling or unauthorized repair. Further, product malfunction or deterioration due to normal wear is not covered by this warranty.

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