Advanced VX problems
Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:49 AM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:42 AM
I really like the mount. The only issue that I have is that the 11 lb counterweight is a little too much for my AT72ED. Long term that won't be a problem when I get my AT6RC, but for now, I have to slide the counterweight all of the way up the bar to balance it. The problem then is the counterweight can hit the Dec motor housing if I use the scope with that weight placement. I looked around for a 5 lb weight and all I found was 4.2 lb one from Vixen for around $70. Anybody have any ideas where I can pickup a 5 lb weight for less than that or easily make one out of a dumbbell weight.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:57 AM
I found the 2.5 Weight Plate as cheap as $5.50 with shipping.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:11 PM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:51 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I did see the Orion one before, but I was not sure of the hole size on that one. The AVX has a 3/4" shaft. Not sure that is the same as the CG5.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:36 PM
The AVX, CG-5 and CGEM (STD) all use a 3/4 shaft.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:03 PM
Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:43 PM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:01 AM
Current conditions don't look great tonight as far as seeing, but it might be good enough for me to try to pull in Jupiter and Saturn tonight. Looking forward to trying out the refractor for a 2nd time just as much as I'm looking forward to trying out the mount again.
Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:36 PM
A few days ago I received my Celestron VX mount and SkyQ.
They communicated for a couple of days but didn't point the scope to the correct position. Then, today the SkyQ wouldn't connect or crashed. I tried the hand controller, but after it initialled displaying a lite blank screen, pressing Enter or any other combinations of keys did nothing. I had an identical handset from a C6-RGT mount. It did the same thing - initialize, then no responce. Your post will help when I report my problem.
Assuming you received yor replacement mount, is it working as t should?
Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:46 PM
Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:53 PM
Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:48 PM
I'm just curious what happend to resolve your nexstar+ handset problem.
I bought an advanced vx mount three weeks ago and on my fifth use of the mount I suffered the exact same problem jerwin experienced.Even tried to reflashed the unit with CFM, but alas when I cycle power all I get is Advanced GT verifing all packages
then shows Initalize then just sits there.
I have emailed Clestron I reciever a conformation email and a ticket number but haven't recieved anything from tech support.
I bought it from Amazon.com fulfilled by Adorama camera. Maybe I should contact them? at least beforethe 30th day
Thanks for any words of wisdom