Flexible Slow-Motion Control Cables for Sky-Watcher/Celestron Mounts

Flexible Slow-Motion Control Cables for Sky-Watcher/Celestron Mounts

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About this product

Model:  mount_control_cables
Part Number:  20485

Intended primarily for Sky-Watcher EQ2, EQ5 and AZ3 and Celestron equivalents but will fit other similar mounts.

Also known as 'Slo-Mo' cables, they assist the manual centring and smooth tracking of targets.

Approximately 30cm long.

Supplied as a pair.

Customer reviews

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Just the job
17 August 2023  | 

Quality items. Just what I needed to replace old ones. Much stronger and more flexible. Less likely to give way.

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Slow motion cables
26 March 2023  | 

Good quality cables with fully metal screws and fittings. They also have a decent sized knob with which to make small adjustments. A good addition to the Enhanced motor drive kit. Far better than the sub standard plastic knobs that comes with an EQ5.

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Flexible Slow-Motion Control Cables for Sky-Watcher/Celestron Mounts
04 November 2022  | 

Well made rods. They fit my Celestron Telescope perfectly. I couldn’t be more happy with my purchase, and would recommend these slow motion rods to anyone who need to replace their own rod. On the plus side they are longer and have easier to grip ends against the Celestron rod ends. Very happy with the quality and the price for a pair of rods.

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Useful addition
10 October 2022  | 

I purchased these for my Skywatcher AZ5 mount, and they work fine. Only small niggle is that the screws are long, and can catch on the mount; the solution was not to slide the control rod all the way on, but leave a gap of about 2mm. Proper grub screws would be better, to avoid this.

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Excellent service
11 October 2021  | 

This pair of cables makes a great addition to my Skywatcher 200P and EQ5 mount. Delivered so quickly by FLO

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Superb product and service
09 January 2021  | 

These were out of stock last year but I received an e-mail from FLO when they were back on the books. These slow motion controls are just what I was looking for. Arrived within 3 days of ordering, very well packaged, and delivered speedily. Excellent service. I would thoroughly recommend FLO.

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Very pleased
29 September 2020  | 

Fast delivery. Well packaged. Good quality.
Very happy.

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Convenient, easy to use controls
25 July 2020  | 

I'm using these slow motion controls with a Vixen Porta mount and they work very well. The long flexible RA control doesn't interfere with the tube (either an 80mm refractor or 127mm SCT) when viewing objects near the zenith such as M92 in Hercules. Highly recommended!

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Good and solid
15 May 2020  | 

The cables on my cheap Newtonian reflector had cracked.
I got these delivered and they are much better than the originals.
Very solid, sturdy and longer.

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very good guiding help
31 October 2018  | 

Hello all-great little -simple help. Helps in confined-small spaces. well made-very good quality-price and delivery..
very pleased-finishes the mount off as it should be.
keep up the good work.
kindest regards--Garreth


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Q1. Will the Skywatcher Control cables fit and work with the Vixen Porta Mounts?

Yes, the fitting and use of these are exactly the same with the Porta mounts.