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Celestron NexStar+ Hand Control with USB for Celestron Equatorial Mounts # 93982

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Brand Celestron
Part Number 93982

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The Celestron NexStar+ EQ Hand Control is the new standard accessory on all current equatorially mounted NexStar-style telescopes, and is compatible with the Celestron Advanced VX, CGEM, CGEM II, CGEM DX, CGX, and CGE Pro 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 Tour Mode, 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 Controller, 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 at Celestron's website.


  • USB
  • All-Star Polar Alignment
  • Flash Upgradeable

Manufacturer part number: 93982

Product carries full 2 year Celestron factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).


5.0 (Based on 1 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by Jerome A.
      Feb 9, 2018

      5.0 Great upgade




      A nice improvement from my original serial port hand control. The USB port is really appreciated, for making a serial adapter no longer necessary and for reducing cable clutter. The ridged up/down/left/right buttons really help me find the right one by touch - I always seemed to drift off to either the Enter button above or 2 button below them. Another nice touch is the option to change the display to a much more legible Bold font. I'm keeping the original one as a backup, but hopefully I'll never need it!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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