Celestron Advanced VX Mount

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Celestron's Advanced VX (AVX) German equatorial mount (GEM) sets a standard in a mid-level mount, providing many of the features found on Celestron’s more sophisticated German equatorial mounts at an extremely affordable price. The Advanced VX mount is designed to provide superior performance for smaller telescopes while taking advantage of Celestron’s most advanced technologies: All-Star Polar Alignment, Celestron PWI telescope control software, SkyAlign, and permanently programmable periodic error correction (PPEC).

If you’re an experienced imager, you’ll love taking this portable mount to a dark sky site and enjoying all the conveniences of a larger observatory mount. Or, if you’re new to imaging, Advanced VX will help you get started with the hobby and keep up with your needs for years to come.

The Advanced VX is the smallest of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts. The computerized GoTo capability automatically tracks objects as they move across the night sky. The Advanced VX mount includes ports for a hand control, an autoguider, and 2 AUX ports for optional accessories.  The NexStar+ hand control gives you instant access to all the functions your mount has to offer. With automatic slewing and menu descriptions, any level of astronomer can master this mount in just a few observing sessions. The Advanced VX also has an impressive tripod for its class with a 2” diameter steel tripod legs providing an extra-wide stance for improved stability. Below are some of the main features of this mount:

Payload: The payload capacity for the Advanced VX is 30 lb. It offers a sturdy platform for any of the Advanced VX optical tubes, even when paired with optional accessories like StarSense AutoAlign, Focus Motor, a finderscope, and a camera. Celestron's payload capacity does not include the weight of the counterweights. 

Dovetail Clamp: As of early 2019, Advanced VX mounts include a dual saddle plate that accommodates both CG-5 and CGE-style dovetail. Switching between the two saddle plates is as simple as moving the hand knobs into a separate set of holes. You can use an Advanced VX mount with virtually any optical tube within its weight limit. Compatible with Vixen format dovetails 100mm or longer. Please note: the clamp is not compatible with Losmandy D format dovetail bars (regardless of plate manufacturer) - use the Celestron Universal Mounting Plate for CGE.

Software: The AVX has the following software to enable it to be used from a computer

Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software: All current Celestron computerized telescopes include Celestron PWI (CPWI), the most advanced astronomy software suite provided with any consumer-grade telescope. Celestron’s experts co-developed CPWI with the engineers at PlaneWave Instruments. The result is an all-in-one solution offering you many of the same features used on PlaneWave’s observatory-class telescopes.

  • Graphical planetarium interface with PointXP advanced mount modelling allows you to add 100+ points to your alignment model for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible

  • Ideal for remote observatory setups: save and re-load your alignment and park your scope

  • Provides a complete ASCOM telescope interface to allow control of the telescope from third party software applications

For more information on CPWI and to see the user interface, click here.

Starry Night Software: Included with your purchase is a free download of Celestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software. This advanced software by Simulation Curriculum offers detailed information about celestial objects and helps you plan your next observing or imaging session. The Special Edition software also allows you to control your telescope via computer.




Mount Type:

Computerized Equatorial

Instrument load capacity:

30 lbs (13.6 kg)

Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod):

1118mm - 1626mm (44" – 64")

Tripod Leg Diameter:

50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel

Latitude adjustment range:

7° - 77°

Mount Head Weight:

17 lbs (7.71 kg)

Accessory Tray:


Tripod Weight:

18 lbs (8.16 kg)

Weight of Counterweights:

1 x 12 lbs

Slew Speeds:

9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second

Tracking Rates:

Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Tracking Modes:

EQ North and EQ South



Dovetail Compatibility:

Dual saddle plates (CG-5 and CGE saddle)

Number of Auxiliary Ports:

3 AUX Ports (1 hand control and 2 AUX Ports for optional accessories)

Autoguide Port:


USB Port:

Yes, input on Hand Control

Power Requirements:

12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)

Motor Drive:

DC servo motors

Alignment Procedures:

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

Periodic Error Correction:


Computerized Hand Control:

NexStar+ hand control with LCD display, 19 fiber-optic backlit LED buttons

NexStar+ Database:

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


Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal App

Total Kit Weight:

47 lbs (21.31 kg)

Included Items:

Advanced VX Equatorial Head | Tripod | Accessory Tray | 1 x 12 lbs counterweight | NexStar+ Hand Control | DC Power Cable (plugs into cigarette lighter socket)

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