Celestron R/A Single Axis Motor Drive for the AstroMaster Telescope
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.
- 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 Dimensions: 17.8 x 9.2 x 29 inches
- Item Weight: 1 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
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- Item model number: 93514
- Batteries: 1 9V batteries required.
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