Celestron Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Telescope Mount

  • 30 lb payload capacity.
  • An equatorial mount that's both simple to use and set up.
  • Durable, reliable, and adaptable to most telescope systems.
  • Includes GoTo technology for easy, automated tracking.
  • NEW dual saddle plate compatible with both narrow CG-5 dovetails and larger CGE dovetails.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The manufacturer has stated this mount unable to accept D-Style (Losmandy style) dovetail plates.
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Celestron Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Telescope Mount



The Celestron Advanced VX (AVX) computerized mount is the ultimate mid-range telescope mount that is perfect for any astronomer looking for a reliable foundation for their system. Designed for beginners and experts alike, the Celestron AVX provides advanced tracking and overall performance! By utilizing Celestron’s innovative All-Star Polar Alignment software for easy alignment, it provides permanent periodic error correction, so your mount learns and improves as it’s used, and adaptable hardware to suit almost any system.

This mount also includes software co-developed with the famous PlaneWave Instruments, providing one of the most advanced astronomy software suites available. Whether you’re just getting into astronomy or have been around for a while, the AVX mount is an excellent choice for both visual astronomy and astrophotography.


Celestron’s AVX mount brings an array of astronomy software and functionality generally only reserved for high-end, observatory-class telescope systems. You can save and re-load your alignment settings for next time use. The All-Star Polar Alignment software makes polar alignment quick and easy! Get a quick start to using your scope without the normal tediums of aligning. Included with all of this is a free download of Celestron’s Starry Night software to both provide fascinating information on the celestial objects above and to guide you through our cosmic journey. Plus, most of this functionality is operatable over WiFi!


In keeping with Celestron’s goal of making astronomy accessible to as many people as possible, this German equatorial mount is lightweight and intuitive in design. Often you’ll find that with equatorial mounts comes a level of complication that can become too common in this amazing hobby, but the AVX doesn’t fall into that category. Pop it on to nearly any tripod, set up your scope, polar align with the included software, and you’re ready to go!


Compatible with all but the Losmandy D style dovetail plates, the AVX can accommodate a massive selection of telescopes with its dual-saddle plate design. From narrow CG-5 dovetails, to wide CGE dovetails, and even Vixen-style plates up to 100 mm, the Celestron AVX is more than capable of handling most small to mid-range telescope OTAs. There’s a good chance the scope you already have is compatible with this mount, so what are you waiting for?

Included Technology

All-Star Polar Alignment

Get ready for a night of astroimaging with your mount faster than previously thought possible with All-Star Polar Alignment. This innovative software solves the time-consuming problem of trying to pinpoint the North Celestial Pole.

Compatible Technology


The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.

Starsense Technology

Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe!


WiFi technology encircles the globe in a web of connectivity, knowledge, and information. Now, Celestron is using that same technology to allow stargazers to connect to the night sky and enhance their experience of the cosmos in fun and unique ways.


Database40000+ Objects
Drive TypeLow cog DC servo motors
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignGerman Equatorial
Instrument Capacity30 lbs
Latitude Range7 to 77 Degrees
Leg Length44" to 64"
Mount Head Weight17lbs
Ports2x AUX
Power Consumption12V 3.5A
Slew Speed4 degrees Per Second
Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & CGE
Total Weight47 lbs
Tracking RatesLunar
Tracking RatesSiderial
Tracking RatesSolar
Tripod Weight18 lbs
Warranty2 Year Warranty


  • Advanced VX Equatorial Mount Head.
  • NexStar+ Hand Controller.
  • Tripod with 2-inch Adjustable Stainless Steel Legs.
  • DC Power Cable/ cigarette lighter adapter.
  • Counterweight Bar: 12-inch Length, 0.75-inch Diameter 12 lb (5.44 kg).
  • 1 Counterweight, 12 lb.
  • Accessory Tray.


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Fantastic moint

It has worked beautifully. Easy assembly. Tracks well. Great improvement over my old mount. Highly recommend.


Great mouint for a beginner to learn with.

Not that it is necessary but after following a tutorial about aligning my polar scope to the RA I haven't had better alignments. I can get 3-5min exposure times shooting DSO's unguided. All I use for aligning is Kohab's Clock. I've used a few tools that check your alignment and just using my default polar alignment my stats say I'm only .02 off. I haven't had an issue with my AVX and I highly suggest it for your first GEM. The tools and menus are very intuitive and easy to understand. I suggest a new owner study the user guide. Celestron service is also petty good, I've asked some pretty difficult to answer questions and they have always been able to give me the correct answer. I like the idea of using my computer to remotely operate mu AVX and with all the compatible free software available it's been an easy but still expensive hobby I wouldn't trade for anything.

Joshua M.


I've had mine for a little over 6 months now and have thoroughly enjoyed using it. It pairs nicely with my Skywatcher 127 Mak and my TPO 6" Newtonian. Mount was extremely stiff out of the box but a couple of minor adjustments had it moving silky smooth. I have easily done guided exposures over 5 minutes with very minimal error. Would definitely purchase another AVX if I needed one!

William A.
United States

Very Pleased! Solid and Reliable for Astrophotography ...

This is a really good mount for my OPT Explore Scientific AR127 5 inch f6.5 refractor. If I take the time to level the tripod and polar align, I am getting solid 2 minute and almost 3 minute unguided tracking of Deep Space Objects … without guiding. I will be adding a ZWO guide camera and a ZWO imaging camera from OPT as well and am waiting for them to arrive. I really like doing business with this company. They are customer oriented.

United States

Good quality

Best mount I ever own

Richard J.
United States

Celestron AVX mount

I haven't been able to use the mount because of the weather where I live. I am very happy with the service and attention I received from the staff at OPT.