I've run a CGE mount for 15 years pushing the load limits, held out as mounts come and go, and then the CGXL came out, heard a lot of good things about it, time to step it up. WOW! Last night I rough aligned towards North and set altitude using the gauge on the mount nothing fancy, performed a two-star alignment, the moon was super bright it was late done for the night. Today I used 'last alignment' to see if I could find any planets during the day. I was stunned to see Mercury, Venus, and Sirius slewed almost directly centered in the eyepiece first time! Amazing! This mount far exceeds expectations ! The feel, the sound, 'Go to' accurate tracking everything about this mount is all business, looking forward to imaging stay tuned for an update. Note: If you have an observatory you will need an adapter plate to attach the mount to the pier, should be mentioned if purchasing w/out the tripod? The 110-volt power supply does not come with it. The manual is a PDF file, would prefer a hard copy. Cheers!
Easy to use and VERY accurate. Manual, precise polar alignment doesn't really take that long and with a high power reticle eyepiece very accurate. Doing high power solar and lunar I can walk away for half an hour and its still right on feature I was observing. I'm sure it would require little or no adjustment after an hour. Every thing high quality. Well worth the wait the recent wait.. I have two. One for 6" refractor and one for 14" SCT. Strongly recommend GPS unit. Adds significantly to accuracy and makes startup fast. Also dead centers Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn after sunrise and midday.
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.