The Celestron NexStar+ USB AZ Hand Control is the new standard accessory on all current altazimuth mounted NexStar-style telescopes, and is compatible with the Celestron SLT, LCM, SE, NexStar Evolution, and CPC computerized telescopes.
With the push of a button, you can access NexStar+'s huge database of over 40,000 celestial objects. Automatically slew to objects in a variety of catalogs, including the Messier, NGC, Caldwell, and SAO brightest stars. The planets as well as a list of the most popular objects are also included. Not sure what to look at? Use the Sky Tour, and you'll be shown a selection of the most popular objects for the time and date you are observing!
A variety of alignment procedures are pre-programmed into the NexStar Plus Hand Control, including SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star, 1-Star, 2-Star, and Solar System. You can also choose from a variety of tracking rates (sidereal, solar and lunar) and slew speeds. Slew at 1, 2, or 3 degrees per second, or choose speeds as low as 2x or as high as 64x.
This hand control includes USB Flash Upgradeable Technology, allowing users to upgrade its software via the Internet. Latest upgrades can be found on the Support Tab on Celestron's website.
Manufacturer part number: 93981
Product carries full 2 year Celestron factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).
Mar 5, 2017
Great hand controller upgrade!Pros: Cons: Comments:
This USB hand controller is well worth the money. You need to download and install the Celestron Firmware Manager and install the database files into the hand controller before using. It is so much easier than using a serial adapter to get firmware upgrades. This controller has a new solar menu for those wishing to track the sun while using a solar aperture filter.
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