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Celestron Advanced VX Computerized German Equatorial Telescope Mount

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  • 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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    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.

    COMPREHENSIVE AND ADVANCED SOFTWARE

    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!

    AN EQ MOUNT WITHOUT THE HASSLE

    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!

    DURABLE, RELIABLE, AND ADAPTABLE

    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?

  • specifications

    ComputerizedComputerized
    Database40000 Objects
    Drive TypeLow cog DC servo motors
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Instrument Capacity30 lb
    Latitude Range7 to 77 Degrees
    Leg Length44" to 64"
    Mount Head Weight17lb
    PECYes
    Ports2x AUX
    PortsAutoguider
    PortsRS232
    Slew Speed4 degrees Per Second
    Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & CGE
    Total Weight47 lb
    Tracking RatesLunar
    Tracking RatesSiderial
    Tracking RatesSolar
    Tripod Weight18 lb
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • 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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    CG
    05/04/2020
    Christine G.
    United States United States
    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!

    JB
    04/11/2020
    James B.
    United States United States
    Partial review of AVX mount

    Our library has several of these mounts which we set up on star gazing outreach nights. I based my personal purchase on the positive experience of the library mounts and that I can now use Starsense on a GEM. I don't have to do yoga each time I take it somewhere. So far starsense autoalignment is working well, just like it does on my Nexstar 8SE. I just received the ASI120MC and 30mm guide scope so I will be testing autoguiding once the rain and skies clear here in Yuma. Lastly, I try to purchase first from OPT due to their excellent customer support and rapid order response. Now waiting on ZWO ASIAIR pro preordered through OPT so I can add my EQ6 to easy control.

    MS
    01/17/2020
    Mikhaile S.
    United States United States
    Awesome mount/better Service

    It’s been a few weeks since I graduated from a nexstar alt az mount to the AVX. Though i plan on upgrading my OTA, this interim set up has been extraordinary. The avx is super easy to use and very intuitive. It’s slotted in nicely with my Celestron wifi adapter making it easy to control from my mobile devices, though controlling it with the hand controller was also a breeze. More than anything, working with OPT was the best part of my experience thus far. I was deciding between two mounts and their team helped me pick a mount that worked for my current set up with an eye to my growth in the future with a new OTA. OPT also price matched against a competitor without any questions thereby ensuring that I got the best deal on the mount. The mount is great. The service was better. Incredible.

    RB
    12/31/2019
    Robert B.
    United States United States
    Celestron Advanced VX mount

    In the future I plan on upgrading my OTA to a 9.25" SCT but right now, I'm using it with a 6" and I absolutely love it. It has helped my astrophotography 10 fold from the Alt-az that came with my 6se not only by increasing my unguided exposure time x2 with less effort but also holding my scope and camera more stable than before. It's heavy but not so much that it has had any effect on the frequency I move it in and out of my house to the backyard.

    A
    09/24/2019
    Anonymous
    United States United States
    Fantastic moint

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

    T
    06/02/2019
    T
    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.