Celestron - Advanced VX Computerized GoTo EQ Mount

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Previously the Celestron Advanced VX Mounts shipped with a single V Series Saddle. Now they ship with a Dual Saddle plate. If you want to mount the new celestron optical tubes on a VX Mount with a single saddle, you will need the ADM Dual Saddle Plate



  • Engineered from the ground up with astroimaging in mind, the Advanced VX series from Celestron sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes.

  • This versatile and easily portable equatorial mount features full Nexstar Go To technology and is ready to accept Celestron's smart accessories.

  • Capable of carrying up to 30 pounds you can use a wide range of optical tubes and imaging equipment with this EQ mount. Industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics

  • Can be used between 7 – 77° latitude.

  • The Celestron AVX mount makes a great first equatorial mount for the beginning to intermediate imager or a perfect choice for the astronomer that wants and advanced mount that is easy to grab and go.


    SKU: CEL-91519
    Manufactured by:
    Celestron
     

    Product Description

    Previously the Celestron Advanced VX Mounts shipped with a single V Series Saddle. Now they ship with a Dual Saddle plate. If you want to mount the new celestron optical tubes on a VX Mount with a single saddle, you will need the ADM Dual Saddle Plate

    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)

     

     

     

     

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    Specifications

    Name Celestron - Advanced VX Computerized GoTo EQ Mount
    Manufacturer Celestron
    UPC 050234915199
    Model CEL-91519
    In The Box Celestron Advanced VX Equatorial Head Tripod Accessory Tray 1 x 12 lbs counterweight NexStar+ Hand Control DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
    Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
    Communication Ports 3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories)
    Computer Hand Control NexStar+ hand control with LCD display, 19 fiber-optic backlit LED buttons
    Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs
    Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
    Dovetail Compatibility Vixen/CG-5 saddle plate
    Included Accessories Advanced VX Equatorial Head| Tripod| Accessory Tray|1 x 12 lbs counterweight| NexStar+ Hand Control| DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)
    Latitude Adjustment 7° - 77°
    Motor Drive DC servo motors
    Mount Computerized Equatorial
    Mount Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
    Payload Capacity 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
    Periodic Error Correction Yes
    Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
    Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
    Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tripod Legs 50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel

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    While I've only set it up and used to view 1 time. Played with it inside a bit and I'm blown away...... (Posted on 1/9/2019)
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    This is an awesome mount, especially for the price. I use it with my 11 inch Celestron optical tube and have absolutely no problems. Would I recommend this for imaging? I'm no expert on that but I'd say for basic imaging and shorter term exposures, absolutely. Especially at lower magnifications and smaller optical tubes. There is a little vibration when focusing at high magnification. It settles quickly, but it's enough to wreck imaging. That being said don't let the naysayers fool you. Alignment is simple and extremely accurate if done properly. I can get objects from the solar system to deep sky DEAD center in a 17MM eyepiece doing a 2 two star alignment. The tracking is spot on. I've left objects in the eyepiece over 20 minutes and absolutely no noticeable movement. The hand controller is very easy to use and provides you with a nice database of various objects in the cosmos. The mount is surprisingly quiet when slewing and the two inch tripod legs make it very sturdy.

    The only thing to be aware of that I can think of is this thing can get HEAVY depending on your optical tube size and counter weights. This isn't necessarily "grab-N-go" mount. But setup and take down is pretty quick and painless. Make sure to take the time to balance it so you don't wear the motors out, and I always level the mount BEFORE putting the tube on. Just use caution and take your time with it since it can get heavy. If you do that, trust me you won't be disappointed its performance. (Posted on 4/1/2016)
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    In the Box

    Celestron Advanced VX Equatorial Head
    Tripod
    Accessory Tray
    1 x 12 lbs counterweight
    NexStar+ Hand Control
    DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

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