The CELESTRON Advanced VX mount provides you with many of the features found on Celestron’s most sophisticated German Equatorial Mounts, at an extremely affordable price.! Astroimagers and Visual Astronomers will appreciate the increased portability of the VX due to its lighter weight, while still using the powerful alignment and slewing tools found in larger mounts like the CGE Pro and CGEM. The Advanced VX is still stout enough to handle an 11" SCT due to the very solid stainless steel Tripod with 2" diameter legs. The All-Star Polar Alignment feature makes polar alignment a breeze. The programmable Periodic Error Correction built into the mount also assists in steady imaging since it eliminates tracking errors in the mount's brass drive gears thus minimizing image shifting during longer exposures. Due to the intelligent design of the VX, the meridian can also be imaged without flipping the mount around - a major plus for astrophotography! The Celestron Advanced VX Mount can be used between 7-77 degrees latitude and utilizes the NexStar hand controller for slewing and locating objects.
Celestron Advanced VX Mount Features:
- Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
- New motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances
- Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics
- New design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings
- Improved latitude range. Can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude.
- Improved electronics with increased memory for future expansion
- NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Engineered from the ground up with astroimaging in mind, the new Advanced VX series from Celestron sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes. Advanced VX provides you with many of the features found on Celestron’s most sophisticated German equatorial mounts, at an extremely affordable price.
The new Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope (30 lbs. and under) can take advantage of all the features of our larger telescope mounts. You’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX features a significantly larger base than our previous design, improving stability under heavy loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can hande slight load imbalances with ease.
Experienced imagers will love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site, with all the performance of their larger observatory mount. Or, if you’re new to imaging, this mount will help you get started with the hobby and keep up with your needs for years to come.
|Name||Celestron - Advanced VX Mount *|
|Custom Stock Status||In Stock|
|Alignment Procedures||2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align|
|Communication Ports||2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)|
|Computer Hand Control||Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons|
|Counterweight Bar||12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)|
|Counterweights||1 x 11 lbs|
|Database||40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects|
|EQ Mount Weight||17 lbs (7.71 kg)|
|GPS||Optional SkySync GPS Accessory|
|Height||Max: 64" in (1626 mm) Min:44" in (1118 mm)|
|Latitude Range||7-77 deg|
|Motor Drive||Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes|
|Payload Capacity||30 lbs (14 kg)|
|Power Requirements||12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)|
|Power Supply||Car battery adapter|
|Slew Speeds||Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum|
|Tracking Modes||EQ North and EQ South|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tripod||Adjustable, Stainless Steel|