Celestron Advanced VX Equatorial Mount

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Celestron Advanced VX Equatorial Mount
$899.00
Item # CE-91519
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  • The Celestron Advanced VX equatorial mount was designed with imaging in mind, and is packed with high-end features normally found only on more expensive mounts.
  • Enjoy permanently programmable periodic error correction, all star polar alignment, autoguider support, and the ability to image across the meridian without doing a pesky meridian flip.
  • The Celestron VX mount can handle up to 30 pounds, and OTA's are easily switched out, making this a very versatile travel mount that can carry a variety of telescope tube assemblies.
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About the Celestron Advanced VX Mount…

The Advanced VX equatorial mount from Celestron was engineered from the ground up with astro-imaging in mind, and sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes on the market today. The Celestron Advanced VX provides you with many of the features found on sophisticated German equatorial mounts, at an extremely affordable price.

The Celestron Advanced VX equatorial mount is specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for telescopes that weigh thirty (30) pounds or less. With the Advanced VX, you’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction, or image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. You can also enjoy features like All-Star Polar Alignment and auto guider support. The Advanced VX has a significantly larger base than Celestron's CG5 mount, improving stability under heavy loads. The motors have also been improved. They now offer more torque and can more easily handle slight load imbalances.

Experienced imagers will love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site, knowing that they can experience much of the performance of their larger stationary mount. New amateur astronomers will also benefit greatly from the advanced features of the Celestron VX mount. They can rest easy knowing the mount they have chosen will serve them for a long time to come, whether they wish to do visual or imaging work…or a combination of the two.

Highlights…

 

  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction on the Celestron Advanced VX mount eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • The motors of the VX mount offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances.
  • The updated industrial design of the Advanced VX offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics.
  • The Celestron VX design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings.
  • The Advanced VX mount can be used between 7 – 77 degrees latitude, incorporating a much larger latitudinal range than normally seen on equatorial mounts.
  • The improved electronics on the Advanced VX contain increased memory for future expansion.
  • A Celestron NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)

Celestron Advanced VX Mount Specifications…

  • Tripod: Adjustable, Stainless Steel
  • Tripod Legs: 2"
  • Power supply: Car battery adapter
  • EQ Mount Weight: 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
  • Total Weight (lbs): 46 lbs (21 kg)
  • Tripod Height (Max): 64" in (1626 mm)
  • Tripod Height (Min): 44" in (1118 mm)
  • Tripod Weight: 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
  • Counterweight Bar: 12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)
  • Counterweights: 1 x 11 lbs
  • Payload Capacity: 30 lbs (14 kg)
  • Latitude Range: 7-77º
  • Motor Drive: Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
  • Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Tracking Modes: EQ North and EQ South
  • 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
  • Database: 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
  • Power Requirements: 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
  • Internal Clock?: Yes
  • GPS?: Optional SkySync GPS Accessory

 

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-91519
UPC Code 050234915199
Head Design Equatorial
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo
Manufacturer Celestron
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included Celestron CG Computerized
# of Counterweights Included 1
Weight of Counterweights 11 lbs
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Objects in Database 40,000
Weight Capacity 30 lbs
Leg Length 44" - 64"
Accessory Tray Included? Yes
Material Steel
Power Supply Included DC Battery Adapter
Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South
Latitude Range 7 - 77º
Weight of Tripod/Monopod 18 lb.
Weight of Head 17 lb.
Reviews

Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

Did not work right out of the box
I bought this mount two months ago, taking another chance on Celestron. I already had two bad experiences with the service of their products. The mount immediately gave me error messages. Some research showed several others who bought hte product had the same problem. I was instructed to send the mount back, and to their credit said they would replace it at no charge. I said, "thanks, but no thanks" I would prefer to simply be reimbursed, which they did.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by arkdurbin / (Posted on 11/27/2014)
Celestron AVX Mount
I have had this for over a year now and it tracks very well out of the box even with out messing with the advanced settings. The motors run smoothly and to me are not loud. OPT is very good to work with and ship promptly. Box arrived with everything intact and undamaged even though UPS GND tried to ruin my day(box was kind of beat up and gotten wet).
I would like to see Celestron ship this in two boxes( maybe head in one, the tripod and the rest in a seperate box).
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by astro_1 / (Posted on 10/9/2014)
A little GEM, litterally!
I have had this mount for 18 months now. You can carry this mount just about anywhere. Setting it up is easy and requires little time. Just make sure that your tripod is leveled and that you take the time to adjust your star finder with the view in your telescopes (eyepiece). Follow the procedure for the polar alignment very carefully. Not only will you be rewarded by the capacity of this mount to put the celestial object you are seeking in the center of your typical 50 degre plossl but it will also track beautifully as well. Do not neglect the importance of time site and location inputs. If this is your first mount and you are, like me, a newbie in this wonderfull hobby, open the box, reach for the instruction manual, close the box right away and study the manual carefully. Learn everything about the navigation of the handheld control box. If you put your mind into it, you will find it intuitive and easy to use. It will enhance your viewing experience. Basically, when you turn the mount on, it works. So take your time, relax, figure out in advance how things work, and above all, enjoy and share your experience with anyone close to you.
Respectfully,

Henri-Julien Chartrand Review by Torp1 HJC / (Posted on 7/31/2014)
Excellent mount
I am going to end the frustration of this item not having many reviews online. I took a chance and ordered it. I have paired it with an Explore Scientific 80mm refractor and use that set up for wide-field visual and photography. So the most I've put on the mount is the refractor, a flip mirror diagonal, and a 35mm Canon (I guess about 12 pound max).

With this set-up, the mount is a champion. I always to 2-star align and add a calibration star. Any object I am interested in photographing is always dead center and always tracks beautifully for 30-60 second unguided shots depending on polar alignment. Speaking of that, the mount has all-star polar alignment which you can do after a 2-star align. I tried this once and it works fine. However, you will have to repeat your alignment in order for goto to be accurate. I find that for the kind of photography I've done so far, just spotting Polaris through the polar axis and doing the 2-star alignment with a calibration star gives me excellent goto and nice tracking.

I recently took the mount to a star party. For visual use the tracking will never fail you. I left it on the Lagoon Nebula for a long time as a lengthy number of visitors enjoyed the view. The image never left dead center.

For remote use, I've added the Celestron power tank (7 amp hour version) and it works beautifully. It will power an imaging session all night and at the star party with tons of slewing around, it stayed fully charged for 4 hours.

I highly recommend this mount for visual and for photography. Keep in mind my set-up is about 1/3 the maximum weight for the mount. I can't speak for the results if you push the 30 pound rating.

1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Jason / (Posted on 7/8/2013)
Included Items

Included Items

  • VX Advanced Mount
  • Tripod
  • Car Battery Adapter
  • 1 - 11lb Counterweight
  • Hand Controller
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

WHAT ADAPTOR DO I NEED FOR A CELESTRON CELSTAR 8 SCOPE
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I have an old orange fork/wedge mounted C8. What would I need to mount this OTA to this AVX mount ???
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I'm thinking of putting my Orion 10" f/3.9 Astrograph Newtonian Reflector Optical Tube Assembly on the Celestron Advanced VX Computerized Go-To Mount. What equipment will I need, if any?
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What means 7-77 latitude? Can I use it in Duitama Colombia, ubicated in  Latitud: 5.817, Longitud: -73.033 ?
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Is the AVX's housing made of metal or is it still plastic like its predecessor, the CG5 mount? Thank you!
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I have a older style Celestron 8 SCT on a old German Equatorial Mount with clock drive and Sky Sensor. Would this tripod be a good replacement? I am getting into astrophotography.

Thanks

Dave
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What is the warranty for the Celestron AVX Mount?
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Dear Seller, how are you? I'm thinking to use this mount with my Celestron 8 SE OTA - what do you tell me about the capacity of this mount to astrophotography with my OTA? Is it compatible wiht Celestron StarSense? Best regards, Marcio
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Can you recommend a carry case for this tripod?
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Does this mount come with polar finder scope?
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Hello. I have a Orion ED80T Telescope and was thinking of using the Celestron VX Mount. could you tell me what I would need to attach the scope to the mount. Thank you
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I want to purchase a Orion 8" F/3.9 Astrograph Reflector with this Mount, What would I need to mount it?
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