Celestron R/A Single Axis Motor Drive for the AstroMaster Telescope

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About Celestron

It allows telescopes to track the motion of the sky once the telescope is polar aligned. This model is a single axis (R.A.), DC motor drive. It is powered by two 9-volt alkaline batteries which lasts up to 40 hours.

A speed rate regulator is included to adjust the speed slightly faster or slower.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Best Uses:
Astrophotography (4),Astronomy (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Avid adventurer (3)

Celestron Specifications

Motor
Single axis (R.A.), DC motor
Compatible with
AstroMaster Telescope
Battery
Two 9-volt, Alkaline
Battery lasts up to
40 hours
Mfr #
93514
SKU
CNMDAM

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

PERFECT JUST WHAT I EXPECTED

drive is great, just as i was hoping, perfect for the 60mm refractor that i purchsed it for, got it for an old 1977 jason refractor with an equitorial mount, jason 313 discoverer! does everything it's desinged to.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Horrible junk

Hi, I just bought this Motor drive, I got to tell you that is a piece of junk, it not work, the engine does not have the enough power, the gears destroyed in the first attempt, hope you invest yours 39 box in something else with quality.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
4.0

Highly adaptable!

By

from Kansas  -  Casual/ Recreational

I bought this as an experiment. The mother board on my c8+ went belly up and couldn't find a replacement. I unsoldered the motor from the circuit board and soldered on leads to a small female jack, wired it to the c8+ drive motor and was back online. I'm looking for a larger knob for finer control, but that's my only complaint. If you want an external power supply buy a 12v to 9v power adapter for (of all things) a portable Medela brand breast pump. Works great.

 
4.0

Depends on what you do with it

By

from Kentucky  -  Avid Adventurer

I purchased this motor drive to attach to an old Tasco equitorial mount tripod that I had mounted a 'Barn Door Sky Tracker' to. My purpose was to use this motor to drive the RA gears on the old mount so I could take long photographic exposures of night sky objects using long focal length lenses...something around 105mm upwards to 300mm. Had to drill a couple of mounting holes to adapt it. The EQ mount uses a 100 tooth worm gear. Initial trials were disappointing until I realized I was running the motor too fast. After a few speed adjustments and experiments I found the right combination of motor speed to use with the 100 tooth gear and the mount tracked very nicely. The main problem I have is that the setup is entirely dependent on how accurately you align the EQ mount to the NCP. It must be aligned very closely. Also, the motor needs to be readjusted from time to time depending on where you point the camera. Overall, the motor worked fine if not a bit finicky at times, but that was for astrophotography purposes on an EQ mount it was not designed for. For simple tracking of objects across the sky for viewing thru a telescope, this motor is a very nice addition at not too much cost.

 
5.0

PERFECT JUST WHAT I EXPECTED

By

from westerly,ri  -  Avid Adventurer

drive is great, just as i was hoping, perfect for the 60mm refractor that i purchsed it for, got it for an old 1977 jason refractor with an equitorial mount, jason 313 discoverer! does everything it's desinged to.

 
5.0

excellant product would recommend highly

By

from minneapolis, minnesota  -  Avid Adventurer

I use this for astrophoto shooting, motor seems very strong, battery use seems good as advertised, which really surprised me after reading some comments from others on other sites. This works good in cold climate and would recommend to anyone useing a powerseeker scope

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible junk

By

from Bogota Colombia  -  Casual/ Recreational

Hi, I just bought this Motor drive, I got to tell you that is a piece of junk, it not work, the engine does not have the enough power, the gears destroyed in the first attempt, hope you invest yours 39 box in something else with quality.

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Questions about this item:

James G  I recently bought an AstroMaster 114 EQ Newtonian The CG-2 equatorial mount has two R A shafts, one on either side of the mount. I connected the 93514 Motor Drive to one shaft. If I connect the Slow Motion Cable to the other shaft will tumning that cable damage the Motor Drive? I have read and re-read the AstroMaster Instruction manual, the (downloaded) motor drive manual and the Knowledgebase Nowhere do I find where I CAN or CAN’T use the RA. Slow Motion Cable with the motor drive attached
WILLIAM G  Yes, it could damage the drive because you will be forcing the gears of the motor. However it is not needed anyway because there is a speed adjustment on the clock drive itself.
David B  What is the r/a shaft diameter that the 93514 motor drive needs for attachment? I would be using an Orion equatorial mount with an r/a shaft diameter of 7.5mm. Thanks
IAN F  My advise would be to ask Celestron Support they are most helpful
David B  What is the r/a shaft diameter that the 93514 motor drive needs for attachment? I would be using an Orion equatorial mount with an r/a shaft diameter of 7.5mm. Thanks
IAN F  My advise would be to ask Celestron Support they are most helpful
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