I am the original owner and have used this mount with small refractors and DLSRs.
The mount is rated to 12 pounds so don’t expect to put an 8″ SCT on it but 5″ SCTs and Maks weigh about 9 pounds or less as did the 80mm f/6 refractor I used successfully with this mount. I also used a 40mm PST H-alpha scope with it. It runs on 8 AA batteries or an adapter. Will also include the hard case that I keep the mount in.
I am asking $100 for the mount, if I do not have to ship it. If interested, email me at JamesDixonLR at Gmail.com. Thanks for looking.
For Sale – Celestron AVX Mount
Hi there! My name is Chad Binns. I’m a CAAS alumnus who will be moving out of state later this year and would like to sell my Celestron AVX equatorial mount and accessories. I purchased this mount ~5 years ago and have only logged about 20 hours of use on it. This sale includes:
GoTo hand control
and eyepiece/barlow holder
alignment scope (not yet installed, but installs inside the mount)
cables (including some that I believe are for either a guidescope or PC
hookup? I’m not really sure. I only use about half of the cables that came
with the mount and PowerTank.)
(a cooler) and foam insert from shipment
New, these items (excluding the PowerTank) would cost a combined ~$750-800 (from BHPhoto and/or Celestron). I’d like to sell the combined package for $350 (including the PowerTank for free since I’m not sure how long it will hold a charge being 5y old). I’ve tested the mount with the PowerTank and everything seems to be working properly; the PowerTank holds a charge and the mount can slew with both motors using the hand control. Cheers and clears!