- learning curve
Best EQ mount for the price!
I have had this mount for 3 years and it has been quite a journey! I bought this telescope with a Celestron C6 SCT telescope, but switched to a small refractor for deep sky astrophotography. This mount is very reliable and tracks the sky very well. It is designed to carry small/medium refractors, and reflectors up to 8". Especially for wide field observing/photography it is very good. If you want to do high focal length stuff an autoguider is pretty much required. I have had no issues connecting this mount to a PC or my ASI Air to control it with. I would highly recommend to also purchase the AC power adapter to power this scope. In this price point there currently isn't a mount that can compete on the same level with it. Would highly recommend to a close friend. Clear skies everyone!
Celestron Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Telescope Mount
I haven't yet been able to use this mount. But I really like it.And I'm looking foreword to using it soon.
Issues at the start
Under the circumstances I had no issues waiting for the product and it is very sturdy. I just wish I could use it. It has not worked since it arrived and I had to send it to Celestron the day I got it for repairs. Support was easy to work with but I shouldn't have to use them day 1.
Should have bought this the first time around.
After 2 weeks of clouds/rain I finally got to put her to use. Took a 3 minute exposure of Orion last night with no auto guiding and NO star trails. See the one shot image. It is no whimp of a tripod with the 2 inch legs. I would highly recommend. Polar aligning with Sharp Cap was a pleasure. Shipping was the same day!
First telescope and mount
There is a learning curve. It is winter and clear skies are less prevalent, but taking advantage of clear nights I have rapidly mastered polar alignment and star alignment. I purchased this for Astro photography and am making headway. I need to get guiding to work to open up my path for longer exposures. Ask me again in a few more days!
AVX upgrade from nexstar alt/az
A huge upgrade in tracking and accuracy, the AVX has rekindled my excitement to do more astrophotos...what’s great is my Celestron 8se tube fits right in the mount and allows me to do visual and planetary with stunning clarity and accuracy...as for all the things I’ve bought in my hobby of astrophotography this is the best money spent...it was packaged great double heavy boxes and all the hardware was securely wrapped and fitted into the packaging and the shipping from OPT even during the lockdown was less than a week from them to Largo Florida...all in all a five star experience...wish I could give them an extra star lol thanks OPT!