Dismiss Notice
New Cookie Policy
On May 24, 2018, we published revised versions of our Terms and Rules and Cookie Policy. Your use of AstronomyConnect.com’s services is subject to these revised terms.

More Views

Agena Flexible Slow Motion Cable with Rosette Handle - 11.5"

4.7 (64 Reviews) Read Reviews Write Review
Brand Agena AstroProducts
Part Number -
Availability available

Product Info

Manufacturer Description

This is a flexible slow-motion control stalk for manual control of your mount's RA or Dec axis. The cable is 11.5" long and the end shaft has a 0.24" (6mm) bore. If your Antares, Celestron, Orion, Vixen or other mount has a knob or short stalk for slow motion control on either axis, then you can replace it with this control stalk for more convenient control of the slow motion function. Just remove the existing part (knob/short stalk), slide this longer stalk on to the slow motion shaft, tighten the locking screw (no tools required) and you are good to go. Sold individually or in pairs.

Important Note: Be sure to measure the diameter of your mount's shaft before you order this item. Some mounts have a larger 8mm shaft, and this item will not work with those.

Reviews

4.7 (Based on 64 Reviews) 98% of reviewers recommended this product.
Rating Distribution
Sort by
  • Date
  • Rating
  • Useful
    1. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Daniel L.
      1549829746
      Feb 10, 2019

      5.0 Great Service

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Order processed and shipped quickly. I will be ordering from Agena again.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    2. oscgom

      oscgom New Member

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Oscar S.
      1547354149
      Jan 12, 2019

      5.0 good quality. Upgraded by epoxied

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      good quality. Upgraded by epoxied vixen knob.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    3. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Gregory M.
      1543201925
      Nov 25, 2018

      4.0 Slo Mo Cable with Rosette Handle

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Perfect fit but miss having the larger, fist size handles. Rosette is okay but just not as functional for arthritic hands.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    4. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Daniel N.
      1542560606
      Nov 18, 2018

      5.0 Slow motion cable 11.5 inch

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Does the job at a reasonable price. Cable attaches to 6 mm shaft

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    5. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Charles G.
      1537283311
      Sep 18, 2018

      5.0 Parts

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Hard parts to find, but Agena made it easy and correct. Got parts and costs all reasonable. Will do business again.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    6. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Ian U.
      1535435104
      Aug 27, 2018

      5.0 The product was exactly what

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      The product was exactly what I wanted.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    7. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by harry m.
      1535187907
      Aug 25, 2018

      5.0 Ski Mo cable knobs

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Exactly as described, good quality. Our community needs a better name for these, tho... hard fo search for.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    8. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Claude H.
      1533931640
      Aug 10, 2018

      5.0 6.5" Handles

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Another review mentioned that the screws were too long for Vixen PortaMount. I easily replaced them with hex screws from the hardware store and they work great. A good replacement for the original plastic handles from Vixen.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    9. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Walter P.
      1529261500
      Jun 17, 2018

      5.0 Great replacement control cables.

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Install in seconds, comfortable and easy to control knobs.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    10. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Matt L.
      1527055414
      May 22, 2018

      3.0 Well Made, But One Major Caveat ...

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      This is a well made product, but beware that due to the excessive length of the knurled portion of the set screw, there may be some clearance issues. These do not work on a Vixen Porta II mount due to the lack of clearance between the set screw and the mount housing. In my case, I ended up using them on an older Vixen alt-az mount without any issues. Make sure that you have at least 3/8" clearance between the slow motion shaft and any obstruction on the mount for which you may be considering purchasing these handles.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    11. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Harold W.
      1525860285
      May 9, 2018

      5.0 As good as the original

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Works just like the original slow-mo wands and priced better than others on the internet.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    12. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by randell g.
      1524699287
      Apr 25, 2018

      5.0 lost oem

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Works great

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    13. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Mark H.
      1524159788
      Apr 19, 2018

      4.0 Not bad

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      The extension stalk works and fits fine, the quality is just ok.... I think the knob itself is a little short in length. I prefer the knob that came with my twilight 1 alt Mount. That one is a little easier to use with gloves.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    14. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Ralph S.
      1521117397
      Mar 15, 2018

      5.0 Product as advertised. Better design

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Product as advertised. Better design than original parts.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    15. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by john b.
      1520909827
      Mar 12, 2018

      4.0 telescope slow motion knobs

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      telescope slow motion knobs

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    16. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Cari M.
      1516067916
      Jan 15, 2018

      5.0 Perfect fit for my telescope!

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Perfect fit for my telescope!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    17. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by sel y.
      1515210992
      Jan 5, 2018

      5.0 Slow Motion Controls

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Good Quality works very well at a very low price

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    18. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Clifford M.
      1507939832
      Oct 13, 2017

      5.0 works fine

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      works fine

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    19. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by gdjsky01
      1507681625
      Oct 10, 2017

      5.0 Perfect.

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Does what it says. Decent quality. Decent price. Fast shipping. What more can you ask??

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    20. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Bob
      1507569015
      Oct 9, 2017

      5.0 slow motion cables

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      great product they make easy to align your scope without taking your eye off of your target. make it easy to find planets and DSO's

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    21. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Richard W.
      1506663644
      Sep 28, 2017

      5.0 Manual Slow motion Cables

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Good replacements for manual slow motion cables for many older Japanese and other Asian manual drive equatorial and alt-azimuth mounts including older Vixen and Celestron manual drive mounts.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    22. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by William K.
      1504758045
      Sep 6, 2017

      5.0 good replacement cables

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      These are good quality replacement cables for any telescope with 6mm slow motion shafts. Well made and fairly stiff.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    23. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Rodger R.
      1503517479
      Aug 23, 2017

      5.0 great product

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      The product is great and easy to use, and the shipping was very fast.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    24. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Tat Y.
      1503193845
      Aug 19, 2017

      5.0 nice product could use improvement

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      fast delivery and good product. Wished tightening screws had flat head slot

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    25. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by David G.
      1502114042
      Aug 7, 2017

      5.0 Great replacement

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Just what I needed. They stock several sizes. Great pricing

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    26. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Tami B.
      1498261363
      Jun 23, 2017

      5.0 very satisfied, came early

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      very satisfied, came early

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    27. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Roy S.
      1495288274
      May 20, 2017

      5.0 Good value

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Good value

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    28. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by David N.
      1495019809
      May 17, 2017

      5.0 Works well

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      How complex can a flexible shaft be? This works fine with the added bonus of being easy to install and remove.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    29. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Benjamin F.
      1488115423
      Feb 26, 2017

      5.0 Tripod slow motion stalks

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      These are an excellent item to add to your tripod accessories. A lot handier than reaching forward to grab hold of the knob especially in the dark I highly recommend these

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    30. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by David C.
      1483460714
      Jan 3, 2017

      5.0 Good cables

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Sturdy, functional. Easy replacement for the too-short cables on my Orion 90EQ. Very glad to find these at a reasonable price. Thank you, Agena!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    31. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by James S.
      1482787911
      Dec 26, 2016

      5.0 Slo-mo control wand

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      It fits the base studs on my Vixen Porta II and works as intended. Little more to say about this simple piece of gear.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    32. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Steven G.
      1482626473
      Dec 24, 2016

      5.0 Agena flexible slow motion cable

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      They work as advertised. If you are in the market for slow motion cables these are worth consideration.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    33. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Pam K.
      1482618557
      Dec 24, 2016

      4.0 Could Be a Little Sturdier

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      The cable is a little on the flimsy side. The one I lost was a little thicker and I felt better quality. But it gets the job done; the slo-mo function cannot be done without a cable.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    34. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by steve a.
      1482598110
      Dec 24, 2016

      5.0 I'M IN CONTROL AGAIN

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Bought a nice used telescope, but the control stalks had been replaced with small knobs. These slo-MO cables worked perfectly to make tracking control easy.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    35. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by JOSEPH J.
      1482585455
      Dec 24, 2016

      5.0 Cable & handle

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Very good

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    36. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Deedo of NYC.
      1475280000
      Sep 30, 2016

      4.0 A cut above

      Pros:

      Lightweight,Strong Construction,Easy to Use

      Cons:

      Comments:

      These are a better quality then the ones that usually come with telescopes. Good quality.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    37. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Paul of Largo, FL.
      1475193600
      Sep 29, 2016

      5.0 Exactly what I needed. High quality. Fast shipping.

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Accurate

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Nice.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    38. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by BKR of El Paso, TX.
      1453593600
      Jan 23, 2016

      5.0 Slow Motion Cables

      Pros:

      Lightweight,Easy to Use,Accurate

      Cons:

      Comments:

      I had two slow motion control cables on my telescope that for some reason had broken. I tried reinforcing and taping, but without good results. I had tried several places over the years to find replacements and was not successful until I found this source. It was just what I needed and they work perfectly as replacements.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    39. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Waywatcher of Sweet Home, OR.
      1444521600
      Oct 10, 2015

      5.0 Perfect Slow Motion Control

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Compact,Lightweight,Accurate

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Shipping was super fast. Slow motion controls are accurate and smooth. These really upped the quality and experience with my telescope!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    40. Dr. Ski

      Dr. Ski Well-Known Member

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Dr. Ski of Obscure Philippine Island.
      1444435200
      Oct 9, 2015

      2.0 Flexible???

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      I am befuddled by the high reviews here! The quality of these are laughable and the cost of materials and labor could not be more than 50 cents. It is almost a sin to put this on my vintage Vixen Super Polaris EQ mount. But, with some black electrical tape around the cheap crimped metal ends, they look OK. They do function so I gave them 2 stars. I reckon that "flexible" can be loosely defined. I'm glad I bought the shorter ones. The longer ones would look like hair licks. I'm just sayin'.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    41. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Brian C of Decatur, GA.
      1443225600
      Sep 25, 2015

      5.0 Works as expected

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Strong Construction,No Fuss

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      What can I say? Slow motion cables are perfect if they don't slip on the mount posts, and don't break. By that definition, these are the most perfect cables available. They do their job, end of story.

      I have these on a Celestron CG4, and I prefer them to the motors Celestron provides.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    42. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Jim of Davidsonville, Maryland.
      1424476800
      Feb 20, 2015

      4.0 A useful accessory to older mounts

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Strong Construction

      Cons:

      A Bit Stiff

      Comments:

      Inexpensive and solidly constructed. The flex cable is a bit stiffer than I would prefer, but still usable. The 6mm bore fits many telescope mounts and can be easily bored/drilled to 1/4" if needed.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    43. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Phil of Pottsboro, Texas.
      1413590400
      Oct 17, 2014

      4.0 Fine adjustments while at the eyepiece

      Pros:

      Easy to Use

      Cons:

      Comments:

      These controls help with guiding the telescope. Using these controls allows better control of small movements.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    44. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Steve of Ann Arbor, MI.
      1369958400
      May 30, 2013

      5.0 A Perfect Replacement

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Strong Construction,Accurate

      Cons:

      Comments:

      These were the perfect replacement for parts lost on my current telescope. They fit well, worked as advetised and were acquired at a great price, after looking at other vendors.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    45. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Raipier of Raleigh, NC.
      1369440000
      May 24, 2013

      4.0 Good Cables...only cables around

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Lightweight

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Got the cables within days of purchasing which is always great. The quality is of okay construction, but I was expecting this. It is these or some Vixen ones that are like twice the price.

      They work great and really help me slew my newtonian scope, since it is hard to reach around that big 'ol tube. I got a pair of the 6.5" and 9.5" for my 8" newtonian reflect with german mount. I might cut the 9.5 to a 6.5 and have both mounted on my declination axis.

      Only con is that the screws are too tall and hit my mount in one area. So I just grinded them down, or you can buy new screws for like $0.50 at the store.

      Great cables for the price, might need new tighening screws though depending on scope/mount.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    46. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by AstroDad of Lebanon, PA.
      1363996800
      Mar 22, 2013

      5.0 Awesome cables!

      Pros:

      Flexible,Lightweight,Sturdy,Easy to Use

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      These cables were even better than the cables that came with my son's telescope. I will recommend Agena whenever I can and I will use Agena first for all of my Astronomy needs. THANKS!!!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    47. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by rockethead26 of Indiana.
      1363996800
      Mar 22, 2013

      4.0 6.5" cable

      Pros:

      Compact,Strong Construction

      Cons:

      Could Be Easier To Attach

      Comments:

      I bought these to substitute for the longer controls that came standard on my StarGuy version of the Vixen Porta II mount. The long ones are fine for a longer telescope tube, but I needed something shorter for use with my short tube Lunt 60 Solar scope.

      The shorter controls are definitely easier to use, but the only thing I would change is the small thumb screws that make it really difficult to tighten the control securely to the mount.

      This is a minor issue since it's easy enough to buy a couple of replacements at the local hardware store.

      Overall, these slow motion controls are great and the price is right.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    48. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Astronut of SW Missouri.
      1360368000
      Feb 8, 2013

      3.0 Decent for the cost

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      These are OK for the cost. I had to drill and pin the ends to keep them from slipping. These were purchase as a replacement at about half the cost of the originals. These are functional after the mod, but not the same quality as the Vixen ones I replaced (lost).

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    49. spongebob

      spongebob New Member

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by spongebob of NJ.
      1348272000
      Sep 21, 2012

      4.0 Pretty Good

      Pros:

      Easy to Use

      Cons:

      Comments:

      On one the cover was too short showing the metal cable on both ends. On another, the head of the set screw was too long, thus hitting the head of the Porta mount and making it impossible to use.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    50. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by beagle of Charleston, WV.
      1341360000
      Jul 3, 2012

      5.0 Excellent Slow Motion Cable

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Easy to Use,Convenient

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      My cable was another brand and came apart on the flexible shaft. I replaced it with the Agena flexible slow motion cable which appears to be of quality construction and stronger built at a reasonable price. Very satisfied and shipping was quick. Agena provides excellent products and service.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    51. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Dr Keith of Upstate NY.
      1341014400
      Jun 29, 2012

      5.0 Slow Motion Knobs

      Pros:

      Accurate,Strong Construction,Lightweight,Easy to Use

      Cons:

      Comments:

      It works... just like Vixen slo mo knobs for Porta mount like tripods...for $9 vs $50 like Vixen charges.. Buught and donated pair to local Observatory for Vixen Tripod I also donated for refractor.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    52. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by lakevillagazer of Largo, Florida.
      1341014400
      Jun 29, 2012

      5.0 Slo-mo cable headquarters

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Strong Construction

      Cons:

      Comments:

      There don't seem to be many places to buy replacement slo-mo cables. You guys came through for me once again.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    53. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Jimmy of Capitola CA.
      1336262400
      May 5, 2012

      5.0 Just what I needed!

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Lightweight,The perfect length,Strong Construction,Great flexibility

      Cons:

      Comments:

      The telescope I bought came with unbelievably short slow motion cables. So short and stiff there was practically no cable! When I told this to the cutomer service rep he balked and said they should be fine. They had no replacement because they are all that short. The R.A. one was always blocking the OTA, and I could not bend it at all and it was so short I almost injured myself by overextending my arm. Then I found your website, ordered one cable (I used the stock R.A. one I got for the Dec part, it's longer and a good length for that)got it very promptly and it works like a charm. Good price too. Thank you!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    54. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Jon of Las Vegas,NV.
      1330300800
      Feb 26, 2012

      5.0 Good product, quick shipping

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Easy to Use

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Good quality in a hard to find item at a reasonable price

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    55. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by boomchuck of Salem, OR.
      1330128000
      Feb 24, 2012

      5.0 Slow motion controls

      Pros:

      Accurate,Compact,Easy to Use,Strong Construction,Lightweight

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Last year I purchased an EQ-1 mount to work with my PST solar scope, but when I got home my controls were gone. I checked with Orion but they don't sell parts like that. Other controls that I found were too expensive. But Agena had the controls in various sizes and at a very good price. Service was excellent and I was very pleased with the quality.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    56. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by MawkHawk of Detroit, MI.
      1324944000
      Dec 26, 2011

      5.0 Excellent

      Pros:

      Good Price,Stay on well

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      The cables stay on tightly, better than the originals. The price is very good and shipping was super fast.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    57. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by softlib of Pueblo, CO.
      1324080000
      Dec 16, 2011

      5.0 Great product. Great prices. Fits CG-4.

      Pros:

      Lightweight,Accurate,Easy to Use

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Works well with Celestron CG3 and CG4, and also with Orion SkyView mounts.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    58. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by JMiller of Durham, NC.
      1320451200
      Nov 4, 2011

      4.0 Decent Product

      Pros:

      Cons:

      Comments:

      These stalks are a bit cheaply constructed but they work fine and serve their intended purpose well.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    59. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by George of Sacramento, CA.
      1306800000
      May 30, 2011

      5.0 Agena Flexible Slow Motion Cable

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Accurate,Compact

      Cons:

      Comments:

      I use the cable for my astronomy tripod and it is an exact copy of the original equipment.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    60. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Atnbirdie of Middletown, MD.
      1306627200
      May 28, 2011

      5.0 A cable that is really a cable!

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Accurate

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Unlike other sites that call plastic slow motion controls"cables", these really are spring cables in a plastic sheath. I had plastic ones from another vendor that broke in the cold. These are quality items.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    61. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Tim C of Marietta, GA.
      1300233600
      Mar 15, 2011

      5.0 Very High Quality

      Pros:

      Strong Construction

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Bought these to replace the very poor quality knobs that come with a Vixen mini porta mount. Quality of these cables exceeded my expectations (especially for the price). Now I'm very happy with my Vixen mini-porta. I bought the 11.5 inch version by the way.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    62. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Kevin the Starman of Medford, OR.
      1267228800
      Feb 26, 2010

      4.0 Slow Motion Cables

      Pros:

      Accurate

      Cons:

      Comments:

      I needed the longest cables so I could reach around my meter long tube of my 4.7" refractor.
      These cables are sturdy and allow me to stay at the eyepiece as I manually keep the objects in the field of view of my choice.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    63. dkuchta5

      dkuchta5 New Member

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Hosebag of Rochester, NY.
      1258070400
      Nov 12, 2009

      5.0 Very solid, well made

      Pros:

      Strong Construction

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      I used these to replace the poor quality slow motion controls on a Vixen mini portamount. These were MUCH better quality than they appeared in the pictures. Very heavy duty, solidly made, good construction. Fairly stiff which is what you want in these. You just need enough flexibility to help isolate vibrations from your hands getting into the mount. These do the trick.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    64. Guest

      Skill Level
      Unknown
      Time with Product
      Unknown
      User Notes:
      Review by Adam of Estherville, IA.
      1257724800
      Nov 8, 2009

      5.0 As Advertised

      Pros:

      Strong Construction

      Cons:

      Comments:

      These stalks work as well as the ones that came with the scope. A quality replacement.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
      Was this review helpful? Yes / No

      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    Sort by
    • Date
    • Rating
    • Useful