it is the best telescope to see the planets and the moon i love it, let me tell you jupiter is beautiful !
These counterweights are quite a bargain, concentrating a log of weight (10kg) into a single spot on the counterweight shaft. Excellent for 1.25" or 32mm applications. I used them on a 30mm counterweight shaft, by putting in a thin teflon sleeve made of adhesive teflon material. The finish is not "perfect", but is surprisingly good for counterweights from this source, and the knobs are easy to use and effective. There is a non-marring plastic tip on the securing bolt end.
So far I love it. No backlash! It works well with the external GPS and star sync. It would be nice if they built in a USB hub. It would also be nice if it had a built in GPS. Having the power and hand pad plug in stationary was a huge improvement. Shipping by OPT was fast.
Have not had much use of it (cgx-l) yet, but have it up and running, and the few times I have used it, are amazing to say the least. Glad I sprung for the (-L) rather than just the cgx. The tracking is excellent, so far for observing, have not hooked up either of my cameras yet. Can't find my guide camera. So relying only on Telrad ATM. Will need to update this, but so far well worth it for the EdgeHD11". Did get a motorized focus, and that thing is AWESOME, but for another review/feedback.
Theirs nothing but good things to say about this mount. Read most reviews and You Tube most owners are very pleased as I. I do own the CGEM-DX what very sturdy but my C14 with accessory is pushing it. The new mount no problem.The only thing to get use to is the polar scope if you decide you go that route. The hand control cable like all Celestron scope is a bit short you can purchase a extension cord from scope stuff. And last not one but at lease two counter weight. The reason you buy a heavy duty mount is to put a heavy load on it. Or maybe and option to get a few accessories maybe at a slight discount.
Very sturdy construction. Large, well placed knobs for easy adjustments. NexStar+ HC easy to learn with lots of navigation options.