Celestron Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount

BH #CEAVXCM • MFR #91519
Celestron Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount
Key Features
  • Motorized Computer-Controlled EQ Mount
  • Low-Cog Dual-Axis DC Servo Motors
  • NexStar+ GoTo Hand Controller
  • 40,000+ Database, User-Defined Objects
Engineered and optimized for astrophotography with mid-sized optical tube assemblies (OTAs), the Celestron Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount delivers the performance required for clear images through the use of dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors and backlash compensation. Added to this are encoders on the motors and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC), which help to improve positioning and tracking precision and ensure your target object stays centered for long-exposure photography techniques. Supporting the mount is a large 2" stainless steel tripod that has a wide stance for stability on most terrain and a center tray that holds 1.25" and 2" eyepieces and accessories and acts as a leg lock to further stabilize while helping to minimize vibrations.
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Celestron Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount

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Celestron Advanced VX Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Advanced VX Mount
  • 3NexStar+ Hand Controller
  • 4Tripod

Engineered and optimized for astrophotography with mid-sized optical tube assemblies (OTAs), the Celestron Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount delivers the performance required for clear images through the use of dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors and backlash compensation. Added to this are encoders on the motors and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC), which help to improve positioning and tracking precision and ensure your target object stays centered for long-exposure photography techniques. Supporting the mount is a large 2" stainless steel tripod that has a wide stance for stability on most terrain and a center tray that holds 1.25" and 2" eyepieces and accessories and acts as a leg lock to further stabilize while helping to minimize vibrations.

The brain of the system is the NexStar+ computer controller, which is equipped with a database of over 40,000 objects, including the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the complete Messier catalog; it can also be programmed with up 100 custom user-defined objects with filters to create custom object lists. Its intuitive menu-driven user interface makes observing the heavens fast and easy; features such as guided tours, extended information on 200 popular objects, and multiple alignment options make the NexStar+ controller an invaluable tool to new users and experienced stargazers alike.

Advanced VX Mount

  • 30-pound payload capacity
  • Dual-axis low-cog DC servo motors
  • Dual motor encoders improve tracking and location accuracy with reduced vibrations
  • 7-77° latitude range
  • Uninterrupted tracking below meridian to enable observation from a raised location such as a balcony or hilltop
  • Integrated 12" counterweight bar with one 12-pound counterweight
  • Vixen-style CG-5 dovetail saddle

NexStar+ Hand Controller

  • 40,000+ object database
  • 100 user-defined programmable celestial or terrestrial objects
  • Enhanced information on over 200 objects
  • Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 0.3°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
  • Three tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar, Lunar
  • Multiple alignment procedures: Two-star, One-star, Solar system, Quick-align, Last-align
  • Sky Tour Mode: System seeks out the best objects for the date and time and automatically slews to them
  • Identify Mode: Use to identify an unknown object in the field of view, or to find other celestial objects that are close to where the user is viewing
  • Anti-backlash compensation: Trains out the intrinsic play between gears for more precise slewing and tracking
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): System learns its internal tracking errors and improves over time for more precise tracking, requiring fewer corrections
  • Built-in instructions guide you through the alignment procedures
  • 4-line, 18-character LCD display with a 19-button fiber-optic backlit LED keypad
  • RS-232 comm port
  • Supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish
  • Database details:
  • Solar system: Seven planets, Moon, Sun, and Pluto
  • Custom lists of all the brightest stars, double stars, variable stars, and asterisms
  • Custom lists of galaxies, nebulae, and clusters, as well as the complete Messier catalog and select NGC objects

Tripod

  • Tubular stainless steel legs
  • 2" leg diameter
  • 44-64" height-adjustment range
  • Center tray holds 1.25 and 2" eyepieces and locks legs in place for greater stability and vibration reduction
  • Removable hand controller holder can be moved to avoid cord wrap during long observation sessions
  • Weight: 18 pounds
UPC: 050234915199

Celestron Advanced VX Specs

Mount
Mount TypeGerman Equatorial
GoTo CapabilityYes, NexStar+
Payload Capacity30 lb / 13.6 kg
MotorDual Axis
Tracking RatesLunar, Sidereal, Solar
Altitude Adjustment7 to 77°
Latitude Adjustment7 to 77°
Counterweight1 x 12.0 lb / 5.4 kg
Polar Axis ScopeNone
Tripod
Height Adjustment Range44 to 64" / 111.8 to 162.6 cm
Leg Diameter2" / 5.1 cm
Leg Sections2
MaterialsStainless Steel
General
Adapter12 VDC (Included)
Mounting SystemVixen Style
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Weight18 lb / 8.2 kg (Tripod)
17 lb / 7.7 kg (Mount)
Packaging Info
Package Weight60.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)38 x 26 x 12"
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