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Celestron NexGuide Autoguider

B&H # CENA Mfr # 93713
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You Pay: $269.95
Product Highlights
  • Sony CDD Sensor
  • Does Away With the Need for A Laptop
  • 9-Button Hand Control

The NexGuide Autoguider from Celestron eliminates the necessity of a laptop computer for finding or tracking your celestial targets with an equatorial mount. A sensitive Sony CCD allows the tracking of even faint stars. The larger chip size of 5.6 x 4.7 millimeters with its 9.6 x 7.5u pixel size provides more area for locating and keeping the guide star on the chip. An automatic calibration of each axis and automatic setting guide rate parameters make use of the NexGuide a pleasure. A standard ring for centering and focusing allows any 1.25" eyepiece and a 9-button hand control provides quick and easy access to the navigation menus. It is perfect for imaging with a DSLR camera.

  • Stand-Alone autoguider eliminates the need for a laptop computer allowing less equipment in the field
  • Sensitive Sony CCD sensor allows you to track on fainter stars
  • Large chip provides more area for locating and keeping the guide star on the chip
  • Automatic calibration of each axis in addition to automatically setting guide rate parameters helps find and track the celestial target easier and faster
  • Battery pack of 8 AA user-supplied batteries provides free and unrestricted use in the field while use of an AC adapter provides unlimited viewing time
  • Standard ring allows centering and focusing of any 1.25" eyepiece
  • 9-Button hand control allows quick access to navigation menus
Image Sensor
  • Type: SONY ICX404AL CCD Sensor
  • Chip size: 0.22 x 0.18" / 5.6 x 4.7 mm
  • Number of effective pixels: 510 (X) * 492 (Y)
  • Exposure Time: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096 mS
  • Pixel Size: 9.6u x 7.5u
  • Power Supply 4 D-cell batteries,
    DC 6V~14V, 250mA,
    Power Jack: 2.1 mm, tip positive
    (not included)
    Celestron NexGuide Autoguider
  • 1.25" Extension Barrel
  • M42-to1.25 Adapter
  • Par Focal Ring
  • Hand Control
  • Guiding Cable
  • Battery Case
  • Serial Cable
  • RJ-45 Programming Plug
  • Celestron Accessories Two Year Limited Warranty
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    CelestronNexGuide Autoguider
     
    4.0

    (based on 1 review)

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    4.0

    Not for everyone

    By JHolland

    from Abilene, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Focus
    • Tough To Calibrate

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron NexGuide Autoguider:

    The reason I purchased this autoguider was to do wide-field piggyback photography. I use an 80 mm APO refractor for the nexguide and I piggyback with my DSLR and either 85 or 200 mm lenses. For this set-up, the nexguide is pretty good. If you find a good guide star, it will stay locked and you can do what you want with exposures. The reason I am going with 4 stars is that I wanted to also use a travel scope as the guide scope and take pictures through my 80mm APO. With this set up I was disappointed. The nexguide wasn't sensitive enough and would not stay locked on. So my recommendation would be the following. If you want to autoguide for wide-field shots, don't like the added laptop in the field, don't mind experimenting with noise and exposure until it is calibrated properly, and have at least a 400mm doublet or triplet to use as the guidescope, then the nexguide will serve you pretty well. If you want to use a smaller guidescope and a larger imaging scope, then you need a more sensitive autoguider. The bottom line is I like it for what it is good at doing and will keep it.

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    PACK

    Duracell D 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2 Pack)
    Duracell -  D 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2 Pack)
    • You Pay: $3.98
     

    Additional System Components

    Celestron -  80mm Guidescope Package
    • Price: $199.95
     
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