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Celestron R/A Single Axis Motor Drive for the AstroMaster Telescope

Pattern Name:Motor Drive Add right ascension (RA) tracking capabilities to any
Celestron AstroMaster or PowerSeeker equatorial telescope, or any set-up that
uses a Celestron CG-2 or CG-3 equatorial mount. This easy-to-install RA motor
drive compensates for the Earth’s rotation, so the telescope tracks a star’s
movement through the night sky from east to west. When the telescope mount is
properly polar aligned and the RA drive is attached and running, the user need
only make occasional adjustments in declination (Dec) to keep an object in the
eyepiece for long periods of time. The Celestron single-axis motor drive runs
on a 9V battery, so there are no cords to get in the way. The drive can be
used in either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. To change hemispheres
(reverse the motor’s direction), simply flip the North/South (N/S) switch on
the face of the motor drive. It is also simple to change the speed of the
motor. A “Speed Rate Regulator” knob is located just under the power
indicator, and can be turned in either direction to slow down or speed up the
motor. Since solar system objects like the Sun and, Moon move through the sky
at different rates than deep-sky objects do, this gives you the ability to
match the motor’s speed to the particular type of object you are observing.

Features:

  • Install this motor drive on your AstroMaster or PowerSeeker equatorially mounted telescope and start tracking the stars!
  • Right Ascension tracking compensates for the Earths rotation
  • Can be used in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere
  • For Celestron CG-2 and CG-3 equatorial mounts

Product Details:

  • Product Dimensions: 17.75 x 9.25 x 29 inches
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Item model number: 93514
  • Batteries: 1 9V batteries required.
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Date First Available: June 17, 2003
  • Manufacturer: Celestron
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