Celestron Advanced VX German Equatorial Mount

£875.00

  • Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 13.6kg (30 lbs)
  • High-torque motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances and for smoothly driving heavy loads
  • Permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) for improved tracking performance for astroimaging
  • Ergonomic design for easy disassembly into compact portable components
  • Track across the meridian without interference from the motor housings
  • Latitude range for use between 7 – 77° 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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Description

Celestron’s Advanced VX (AVX) series mount is the smallest of its computerised GOTO equatorial mounts and is designed for use with up to medium sized telescopes with the mount able to carry just over 13kg of payload. The AVX has been designed and engineered from the ground up with astroimaging in mind and sets a new standard in mid-level telescope mounts. It provides many of the features that are found on Celestron’s more sophisticated German equatorial mounts, but at an extremely affordable price.

The Advanced VX mount includes ports for a hand control, an autoguider, and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories (e.g. StarSense). The NexStar hand control gives you instant access to all the functions the mount has to offer. With automatic slewing and menu descriptions, any level of astronomer can master this mount in just a few observing sessions. The Advanced VX also has an impressive tripod with 2” diameter steel legs providing an extra-wide stance for improved stability.

The AVX can now be used with Celestron’s PWI (CPWI) software, co-developed with the PlaneWave Instruments, which is an all-in-one solution offering you many of the same features used on PlaneWave’s observatory-class telescopes. The software features a graphical planetarium interface and includes PointXP advanced mount modelling which allows you to add 100 points to your alignment model for the mount for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible. this makes the AVX with the CPWI software and ideal solution for remote access observatory setups. The mount can also be controlled via the ASCOM telescope interface so it can be used with third party software applications. For more information on CPWI and to see the user interface, click here.

Please note: a new dual CG-5/CGE saddle version is being phased in across the AVX model range as new stocks arrive in the UK. The image below shows the dual saddle.

Celestron AVX Dual Saddle

Specifications
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerised Equatorial
Instrument load capacity30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)1118mm – 1626mm (44″ – 64″)
Tripod Leg Diameter50.8mm (2″) Stainless Steel
Latitude adjustment range7° – 77°
Mount Head Weight17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights1 x 12 lbs
Slew Speeds9 slew speeds – max speed 4°/second
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesEQ North & EQ South
GPSN/A
Dovetail CompatibilityVixen/CG-5 saddle plate
Number of Auxiliary ports3 Aux ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories)
Autoguide portYes
USB PortYes, input on Hand Control
Power Requirements12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Motor DriveDC servo motors
Alignment Procedures2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align
Periodic Error CorrectionYes
Computerized Hand ControlNexStar hand control with LCD display, 19 fibre-optic backlit LED buttons
NexStar Database40,000 objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
SoftwareCelestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight47 lbs (21.31 kg)
Included ItemsAdvanced VX Equatorial Head| Tripod| Accessory Tray|1 x 12 lbs counterweight| NexStar Hand Control| DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

Additional information

Weight25 kg
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