- Omni CG-4 Telescope Mount
- German Equatorial mount design
- Designed for the Omni XLT Series Telescopes
- Counterweights and Accessory Tray included
- Tripod has Sturdy 1.75-Inch Steel Legs
Celestron Omni CG4 Equatorial Mount and Tripod
Celestron Omni CG4 Equatorial Mount and TripodThe Celestron Omni CG4 Mount is a high-quality German Equatorial mount that is normally supplied with all Celestron Omni XLT Series telescopes but is now being offered a la carte.
Includes RA and DEC slow-motion controls and setting circles as well as a high-quality tripod with adjustable height and 1.75-inch tubular steel legs. Tripod includes a center brace/ accessory tray with a bubble level, as well as two locking counterweights of 7 pounds and 4 pounds.
Celestron Omni CG4 Equatorial Mount and Tripod Features
- German Equatorial mount and tripod as supplied with all Omni XLT Series telescopes
- Includes RA and DEC slow motion controls and setting circles
- Tripod has adjustable height 1.75-inch steel leg tripod with center brace/accessory tray
- Two locking counterweights - 7-pound and 4-pound
OPT Product Number: CE-91509
|Head Design||German Equatorial|
|Instrument Capacity||20 lbs|
|Telescope Connection||Vixen Style|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
- Celestron Omni CG4 Equatorial Mount
- RA and DEC slow-motion Controls and setting circles
- Omni CG4 Tripod with 1.75 Inch Adjustable Steel Legs
- Accessory Tray/ Spreader with bubble level
- Counterweight #1: 7 pounds/ locking
- Counterweight #2: 4 pounds/ locking
- Celestron's 2 Year Telescope Warranty
Goog service, too many popups
I got what I ordered and a whole lot of popups for thing I already had! Give me a break!
GREAT BUDGET MOUNT
Was a great starter mount for me. Would have given 5 stars except the DEC axis was INSANELY tight out of the box. It would creak and jump when trying to turn the slow motion knob. I disassembled my mount and regreased everything and tensioned everything properly. It moved buttery smooth after that! Adding a polar scope and the dual-axis motor drive really took it to the next level as well. With careful polar alignment (using polar scope & SharpCap) I was able to achieve 3 minute exposures with the motor drive. Not too shabby for a non-goto non-computerized mount!
I am still reading and learning about the cg4 since I have not owned an Equatorial mount before. Certainly am impressed by its quality and appearance. Look forward to using it when better weather arrives. The manual that came with it is really excellent for someone like myself with limited experience. Thanks for checking with me. Ted cates
Good value EQ Mount for light-weight scopes
I have used this for a number of years and have found it really great for grab-and-go with my Celestron 102 & Lunt 80mm solar scopes. I did do a little work adjusting the bearings once, but haven't fussed with them for a couple of years. The slow-motion controls work great (I've add another knob so I have one on each side of the polar axis). One of the things that has recommended it to me is that I've successfully used it for student star parties and been able to tell the young, inexperienced observers to just rotate the polar slo-mo knob while looking through the eyepiece to get the object of interest back into view when it slides out of the field. The explanation has to include pointing out the right knob, of course, but "driving" the scope seems to add to the fun for them. The length of the C 102 (which I bought separately) is about the limit for this mount, I'd say: it's somewhat more than 1000mm long with the dew shield and focuser extended. With something of that length, you have to be willing to wait out dampening of vibration when you adjust the focus, but I've used it at star parties at 125x w/o anyone complaining.
Great EQ mount
This Is the best bang for the buck. you will not do better at this price.
Celestron CG4 mount and Tripod is great!
I've been an avid amateur astronomer for about 15 years now, and this CG4 is my first German Equitorial Mount. I got it to support my new 15 lb 6" f8 Newtonian, and it is very solid. The 1 3/4 " diameter legs of the tripod are nice and sturdy. The slow motion controls are smooth and the setting circles are accurate. A great set-up for a real bargain price.