Celestron Advanced VX GoTo German Equatorial Mount


Sale price$1,299.00


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): The 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

  • The 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

WE SHIP IN 1 BUSINESS DAY and we package professionally. We are interested in BUYING your photographic equipment as well. We are Camera Exchange in Waterford Michigan.



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