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Celestron - Advanced VX Mount

Model#: 91519

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 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.

 

  • 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Product Series

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.

Additional Information

Name Celestron - Advanced VX Mount
Manufacturer Celestron
Model 91519
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)
Internal Clock Yes
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
Tripod Legs 2"