Add tracking and tracking correction capabilities to any setup that uses a Celestron CG-4 equatorial mount. The right ascension motor drive allows the telescope to track a star’s movement through the night sky, and the addition of a declination motor gives you the ability to make adjustments in all four directions with the included drive corrector hand controller.
With this drive system mounted on a properly polar-aligned telescope, the user can do visual observations or sketches without objects constantly drifting out of the field of view. Astrophotography is also possible when a mount has dual-axis drive with drive corrector capabilities.
The Celestron dual-axis motor drive system is powered by four D-cell batteries in a self-contained battery pack. The drive can be used in either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. To change hemispheres (reverse the motor’s direction), simply flip the “N/Off/S” switch on the drive corrector hand controller.
Tracking on celestial object is essentially important when a high magnification is applied, in order to secure the target within the field-of-view of telescope eyepiece. When the dual axis motor drive is engaged, do not manually overwrite the tracking motions. Read the operating manual carefully upon installation. This is a general motor drive installation which doesn't require any engineering background.
- Dual-axis drive motors track the stars as they move across the sky
- The three-speed drive corrector lets you make tracking adjustments (forward or backward)
- Can be used in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere
- DC motor drive uses four D-cell batteries (user supplied)