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Thread: After a long wait, the AVX with the 127 SLT Mak Lives!

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    Default After a long wait, the AVX with the 127 SLT Mak Lives!



    Finally achieved success today!
    The Advanced VX mount arrived today & this time it worked like it should.
    I waited since Sept. 23rd for this working mount.
    Sold many items that used to be my fave hibbies like my boat & motors but well worth it for this setup!
    My main objective was to get a rock solid mount that not only used the 6 inch Newtonian Reflector that came with the AVX mount
    but to also use the AVX mount for my 127 SLT Maksutov optical tube.
    Everything's charged up as I'll be making a test run about 1am Thursday morning to test out the better alignment & do some imaging of Jupiter.
    Here's some pics after setting both of the telescopes & mounts up, that little Mak tube sure looks mighty secure on top
    of that AVX mount!
    Also had some laptop issues that developed early in the morning but thanks to Rocky at Techno Cure Computers in Marine City, I'm back in business.
    Many thanks to the great conversations I had on this forum on this subject, after waiting about a year the AVX mount is ready to go!


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    Default Re: After a long wait, the AVX with the 127 SLT Mak Lives!

    Cargeena, what kind of trouble did you have previously with the AVX? I can't get mine to work and am going to send it back. It won't align.
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    Default Re: After a long wait, the AVX with the 127 SLT Mak Lives!

    The first one had the Error messages 17 & 18 then when I plugged it into the Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM) it locked into a Bootloader Error 0080.
    I sent it back, the 2nd one arrived.
    That one had a small puff of smoke when I fired it up so back that one went.
    The best thing I can say is to make sure the peg that the mount sits on is facing due North and use some type of level on the flat top where the mount sits.
    Also learned how to set the degrees on the side to your location, mine is at 42 degrees for my spot in SE Michigan.
    You can also do a mock polar alignment by unscrewing the polar alignment tool caps, swing the upper part of the mount until you can see through that hole.
    Look through the bottom & eyeball Polaris in the center by adjusting the Alt Az knobs & the Dec knobs if needed.
    My neighbor's AVX gave us fits but we reread the manual & the alignment tips in there do work after a few tries.
    If you've only had the AVX for a short time, best bet is to call Celestron Tech Support & ask for return label to sent entire mount box and contenets back for either replacement or warranty repair.
    I'll be monitoring this post & see if we can get a better description of what exactly happens & the steps you take.
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    Default Re: After a long wait, the AVX with the 127 SLT Mak Lives!

    OK, I will. If you want to hear of my dilemma see the thread in the Celestron called "need some help".
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    Default Re: After a long wait, the AVX with the 127 SLT Mak Lives!

    Sure will, Rick.
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