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Celestron Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Mount
Celestron Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Mount

Celestron Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Mount

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Part Number:91519

Dual saddle plate
As of early 2019, Advanced VX mounts now include a new dual saddle plate that accommodates both CG-5 and CGE-style dovetail. Switching between the two saddle plates is as simple as moving the hand knobs into a separate set of holes. Now you can use an Advanced VX mount with virtually any optical tube within its weight limit. Compatible with Vixen format dovetails 100mm or longer, not compatible with Losmandy D format plates (regardless of plate manufacturer).

The new Celestron Advanced VX computerized mount is an excellent and economical telescope mount that has been vastly improved over the previous generation of Advanced Series mount.

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 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 can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. 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 significantly larger base castings than our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle 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.

Product Highlights

  • New for 2019: Accepts GCE dovetails, in addition to Vixen style
  • Nexstar computer drive locates and tracks objects automatically
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear
  • New motors offer improved tracking performance and 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° latitude
  • NexStar+ hand control offers improved electronics with increased memory for future expansion
  • Multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

The Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Mount from Celestron includes is an integrated telescope support, alignment and guiding system optimized for astrophotography. Celestron engineered the Advanced VX mount from the ground up to deliver the functionality and affordability required by astroimagers on a budget. This telescope mount delivers some of the features found on more sophisticated German Equatorial mounts but without the added bulk or cost associated with more robust options. The Advanced VX mount is designed for an optical tube weighting up to 30 lb, enough payload capacity to accommodate most 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain OTAs.

The core technology driving the Advanced VX mount is All-Star Polar Alignment. Celestron's All-Star Polar Alignment technology features a Two-Star alignment mode that draws upon a vast database of stellar bodies to choose multiple guide stars that assist tracking across the night sky while keeping the optical tube parallel to the Earth's axis of rotation. Maintaining alignment with either celestial pole while following the path of guide stars provides a high degree of pointing and tracking accuracy. Digitally-encoded low-cog DC servo motors drive telescope movements on both axes in fine increments that keep the observed (or photographed) object centered in the field of view. This level of precision reduces optical aberrations and minimizes star trails, translating into improved image quality and sharper photographs.

Complementing the Advanced VX's alignment and tracking capability is the mount's permanently programmable periodic error correction that eliminates recurring track errors inherent to all worm drives. Additionally, a 7-77° latitude range enables extended observations and photo exposures by allowing the telescope to track past the meridian without the meridian flip common with German Equatorial mounts.

Included with the Advanced VX mount is the NexStar hand controller that will slew the telescope to any planetary, stellar, or nebulous object in its pre-loaded database at the touch of a button. The NexStar controller software is flash upgradeable, which allows operating system upgrades and even refinements to telescope-specific functions. This computerized mount is also compatible with Celestron's proprietary NexRemote telescope control software, which enables the observer to control telescope using their personal computer.

This fully-integrated telescope mounting system also includes an adjustable stainless steel tripod that has two-inch diameter legs, locking spreader, and caddy for the NexStar hand controller. The combination of digitally encoded servo motors, broad tracking latitude, and an array of sophisticated alignment and tracking technology equip the Advanced VX with the mechanical precision needed to observe and photograph nearby and deep sky objects using almost any entry or intermediate-level optical tube assembly.

Advanced VX Mount
  • 30lb payload capacity
  • Digital DC servo motor drive
  • All-Star Polar Alignment technology
  • 2-Star / 1-Star / Solar System / Last / Quick alignment modes
  • 7-77° latitude range, uninterrupted tracking past meridian
  • Sidereal / Solar / Lunar tracking rates
  • EQ North / EQ South tracking modes
  • 4° per second maximum slew speed
  • Autoguider dedicated communication port
  • Two auxiliary communication ports
  • Integrated 12" counterweight bar with 11 lb weight
NexStar Hand Controller
  • 40,000 celestial object database
  • Flash upgradeable operating software
  • RS-232 serial communication port
  • 16 character, 2-line LCD display
  • 19 backlit interface buttons
  • Language options: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Tripod
  • 2" leg diameter
  • 44-64" height adjustment range
  • Stainless steel construction
Specifications:
 
Mount Type German equatorial
Load Capacity 30 lb / 13.6 kg
Motor Dual-axis DC servo with encoders
GoTo Capability NexStar+ hand controller
Altitude / Latitude Adjustment 7 - 77°
Polar Axis Scope None
Mount CG-5, Vixen-style, dovetail saddle
Includes Tripod/Pier Adjustable-height tripod
2" tubular stainless steel legs
Adjustment range: 44.0 - 64.0" / 111.8 - 162.6 cm
Weight: 18.0 lb / 8.2 kg
Counterweight 1 x 12.0 lb / 5.4 kg
Power Source 12 VDC, 3.5 A car/vehicle plug
Weight Head: 17.0 lb / 7.7 kg
Tripod: 18.0 lb / 8.2 kg


Packaging Info Package Weight 60.1 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.0 x 26.0 x 12.0"

In the Box
Celestron Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
  • Counterweight Bar
  • 12 lb Counterweight
  • Hand Controller Holder
  • NexStar+ Hand Controller
  • 12 VDC Car/Vehicle Power Cord
  • Declination Motor Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty


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