Celestron Advanced VX Computerized Mount
Engineered from the ground up with astro-imaging 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 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. Mount Type Computerized (GOTO) Instrument load capacity 35 lbs (15.8 kg) Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1118 - 1626 mm (44 - 64") Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8 mm (2") Eyepiece Stainless Steel Latitude adjustment range 7° - 77° Total EQ Head Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg) Accessory Tray Yes Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg) EQ Head Weight w/o Counterweight Shaft 14.5 lbs (6.57 kg) Weight of Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs Max Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Tracking Modes EQ North & EQ South GPS N/A Number of Auxiliary ports 3 (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories) Autoguide port Yes USB Port No Power Requirements 12V DC 3 5A (tip positive) Motor Drive Low cog DC servo motors with encoders on both axes Alignment Procedures 2-star, 1-star, Solar system, Quick-align, Last-align Periodic Error Correction Yes Computer Hand Control NexStar+ hand control with LCD display, 19 fiber-optic backlit LED buttons Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects Software No 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)