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Celestron Motor Drive for AstroMaster/PowerSeeker EQ Telescopes

Item# CELE304
 
4.0

(44 Ratings)

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  • Motor Drive allows for tracking objects in the sky
  • No more turning knobs to follow objects
  • Eliminates the image shake from manual movements
  • Installs quickly and easily
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Description

Motor Drive for Celestron AstroMaster or PowerSeeker EQ series telescopes.  Allow for automatic tracking of objects on your AstroMaster EQ Mount.  No more turning knobs, let the motor drive track objects for you! 


Without a motor drive the AstroMaster telescope tracks objects in the sky manually.  For example, if you had Saturn or Jupiter in your eyepiece, the object would only stay in your field-of-view at high magnifications for a few seconds.  To track objects manually, you need to turn the knobs on the EQ mount to keep the object in your view.  Each time you turn the knob, the image shake makes viewing the object impossible, making you wait for the telescope to stabilize again.


A motor drive eliminates the need for manually tracking objects.  Once your object is located, simply turn on the motor drive and adjust the speed to match the objects tracking speed.  The motor drive runs for up to 40 hours on one included 9 volt battery.


CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

Supplier Sku:
93514
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand

Celestron

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Celestron Telescope Motor Drives

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Celestron Motor Drive for AstroMaster/PowerSeeker EQ Telescopes
 
4.1

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (38)
  • Strong construction (11)
  • Widely compatible adapter (8)
  • Great optics (5)
  • Good padding (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Poor fit (3)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (39)
  • Astrophotography (7)
  • Terrestrial viewing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (37), Avid adventurer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A must for serious viewing!

This drive is essential unless you like fighting to keep objects in your eyepiece. It's also a must for astrophotography. I only wish it was slightly smaller so it wouldn't interfere with the scope...Read complete review

This drive is essential unless you like fighting to keep objects in your eyepiece. It's also a must for astrophotography. I only wish it was slightly smaller so it wouldn't interfere with the scope movement as much. Other than that, it tracks well and is worth every penny!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Gets in the way

I bought this along with the Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope as a quick and easy rig for basic viewing while I do photography with my larger scope. Unfortunately it's really turned out...Read complete review

I bought this along with the Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope as a quick and easy rig for basic viewing while I do photography with my larger scope. Unfortunately it's really turned out to be more trouble than it's worth. The housing severely limits the range of positions to which the EQ mount can be adjusted, knocking out whole regions of the sky. If it was more easily removed or better yet could be easily swapped to the other side of the RA axis, it might be ok, but as-is, it's just too inconvenient. Added the fact that the first unit I received [...] wouldn't run the RA fast enough to track, I just can't give this a high recommendation.

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4.0

on time

By Robert F

from FORT DAVIS,TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Strong Construction
  • Widely Compatible Adapter

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron Motor Drive for AstroMaster/PowerSeeker EQ Telescopes:

    It got here on time and was easy to install.
    RTYREE

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Motor

    By Nandit

    from CATONSVILLE,MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Adds No Function

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron Motor Drive for AstroMaster/PowerSeeker EQ Telescopes:

    The product is not awesome!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Drive motor

    By Parker

    from COLUMBIA,SC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Motor Drive for AstroMaster/PowerSeeker EQ Telescopes:

      Does what it's supposed to.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Poor instructions

      By Steve

      from OMAHA,NE

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Unknown

      Cons

      • Poor instructions

      Best Uses

      • Can't Tell If It Works Or

      Comments about Celestron Motor Drive for AstroMaster/PowerSeeker EQ Telescopes:

      Tell me how it is to be installed and how to verify it is working and I will re-write your instructions.
      For example, you include two brackets. Why? Where does each go?
      Reviewers write that it is noisey. I don't hear anything which leads me to believe that although I followed the poor installations I probably have it installed wrong.
      When I turn it on should I see movement?

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Working as fine as the original Zhumell.

      By Jose

      from LA PLACE,LA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Motor Drive for AstroMaster/PowerSeeker EQ Telescopes:

        I purchased a Zhumell 114 telescope, at the beginning the motor drive was defective, but I got this replacement before I knew it, The problem persisted but I clean the gear from the line of the drive... now is awesosme, can't get any better then this. Love it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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