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Most Helpful Positive Review It works, but I wish it was a little different
It does what it is supposed to do, which is to track the sky, assuming you ...
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Most Helpful Negative Review Drive does not fit mount
I purchased the motor drive for my Celestron 127EQ telescope. The model num...
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Drive does not fit mount

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on August 31, 2012
I purchased the motor drive for my Celestron 127EQ telescope. The model number was the one quoted by Celestron as the one for the mount. I received the drive from Optics Planet (Excellent service, and price match, by the way, so no issues with seller). However when I tried to attache the flexible drive shaft to the drive screw, the hole in the drive shaft was too small, and would not fit the drive screw. I have not been able to attach to the mount. I have contacted Celestron, but have not received any response as to why the drive motor does not fit the mount.
Pros: Very intuitive to attach to moutn
Cons: The drive shaft did not fit the telescope it was designed for...
Would recommend: No
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Celestron Motor Drive for the AstroMaster Telescope

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on January 20, 2011
Using the Celestron Motor Drive makes focusing effortless. I would definitely recommend this device for anyone who wants to focus and track celestial objects electronically.
Pros: Ease of use ...
Would recommend: Yes
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It works, but I wish it was a little different

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on May 26, 2009
It does what it is supposed to do, which is to track the sky, assuming you do a reasonable job aligning your mount. You can do minor slewing with the buttons on the control, so it is easy enough to manually correct for any setup inaccuracies.

My biggest gripe is that the R.A. drive does not have a clutch that you can disengage. With the motor installed, you *cannot* turn the RA by hand using the slow-speed hand control, so you might as well remove the hand control. That is a *big* irritation, as even the 8X speed is way too slow for going any distance. You'll be reduced to loosening and pushing the scope directly.
Pros: Good tracking, 2-axis
Cons: No clutch for R.A. drive...
Would recommend: Yes
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Never Drift Off Again

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on November 30, 2008
At high magnification I could take a long exposure shot of Saturn with ease. Its far cheaper and works great to track the sky than autotrackers. You just have to know what you're looking at....
Would recommend: No
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