Recognized For Superior Stability
An improved Super HD Tripod supports the CGE mount. This fully extendable tripod is made from the finest cold rolled carbon steel and can be raised to a height of 50-inch. The tripod uses a dual leg support for maximum rigidity with an upper leg brace to provide an outward preload and a lower leg brace providing inward tension.
CGE Equatorial Mounts Can Easily be Balanced on Both Axes
Balancing the weight of camera equipment and other visual accessories is accomplished by simply sliding the counterweight for Right Ascension and moving the optical tube along its dovetail mounting for Declination. This means that no additional weight needs to be added to balance the telescope when additional accessories are added.
Clearance For Accessories
CGE mounts support their tubes at a single contact point allowing the tube to move freely around its polar axis without making contact with the telescope's mount. This is particularly useful when adding photographic and CCD instruments that extend from the rear of the telescopes.
All CGE mounts are compatible with Celestron's CN16 GPS accessory (Item 93967). Combine the GPS and built-in Hibernate mode and these mounts will keep track and remember their exact location and time without the need to re-enter the information into the remote hand control.