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Vintage Celestron AccuTrac Drive Corrector

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#1 woodsman

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 09:22 PM

I've had this drive corrector for some time now. I'm not sure of the age but I did receive it with a Celestron Orange C14 that I purchased more than a decade ago.

I've not seen one like it, and was wondering if anyone else has one. It is nice because it is pretty tiny. It works perfectly and it probably is from the early 1970s. The
C14 I have is one of the very early ones, from late 1972. I do like the original Celestron Pacific Logo on the unit.

Any information on it would be informative, such as the manufacturer. It says "ALS Electronic Corporation" Covina, CA. Did Tom Johnson's company Valor Electronics ever make a
drive corrector for his C line of Telescopes?

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 03:49 PM

I think they farmed that out. Single axis drive correctors can be pretty tiny. The single axis Vogel Digitraks I have are pretty small although unlike that one they have both variable settings and fixed settings for Solar, Lunar, and Sidereal. That one was made for the C14 as it has the hand controller. Some small ones just have the fast/slow buttons on the box.


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