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Celestron Advanced VX EQ Mount: Engineered from the ground up with astroimaging in mind, the new Advanced VX series from Celestron sets a new standard in mid-level telescopes. Advanced VX provides you with many of the features found on Celestron's most sophisticated German equatorial mounts, at an extremely affordable price.

The new Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. You'll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX features significantly larger base castings than our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.

Experienced imagers will love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site, with all the performance of their larger observatory mount. Or, if you're new to imaging, this mount will help you get started with the hobby and keep up with your needs for years to come.


Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 30 lbs

Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.

New motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances

Updated industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics

New design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motors housings

Improved latitude range. Can be used between 7 - 77 degrees latitude.

Improved electronics with increased memory for future expansion

NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)



Adjustable, Stainless Steel

Tripod Legs


Weight (lbs)

46 lbs (21 kg)

Power Supply

Car battery adapter

EQ Mount Weight

17 lbs (7.71 kg)

Tripod Height (Max)

64" in (1626 mm)

Tripod Height (Min)

44" in (1118 mm)

Tripod Weight

18 lbs (8.16 kg)

Counterweight Bar

12" Length, 0.75" Diameter lbs (5.44 kg)


1 x 11 lbs

Latitude Range

7-77 deg

Motor Drive

Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes

Slew Speeds

Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Tracking Modes

EQ North and EQ South

Alignment Procedures

2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align

Communication Ports

2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)

Computer Hand Control

Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons


40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects

Power Requirements

12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)

Internal Clock


Optional SkySync GPS Accessory

We are an authorized Celestron dealer and support the full 2 year warranty. We are known for having some of the best support in the industry. Don't take a chance by buying from a non authorized dealer. We have WONDERFUL support to answer all of your questions long after the sale. Any questions, contact. We are an authorized Celestron dealer and the ONLY one around run by an Astronomy teacher (PhD in Astrophysics) and an onsite observatory. All local customers are welcome to join us for our free star parties. Contact us first for information and to answer any of your astronomy, telescope, or astrophoto questions. Note: Our customers have included numerous Universities from around the country, Presidental science advisors, GPS Satellite Engineers, NASA mission Flight Directors, engineers from both the Hubble Space Telescope AND the new James web Space Telescope, and many many more.




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