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Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory

B&H # CESSGPSA Mfr # 93969
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You Pay: $179.95
Product Highlights
  • GPS: 16-Channel
  • Links Up and Downloads Automatically

The SkySync GPS Accessory from Celestron boasts a 16-channel GPS module. It will improve the accuracy of your initial star alignments thereby gaining more precise go-to movements as you view the night sky. It will save you the time and hassle of trying to align your scope for the night's sky-watching.

Simply strap the unit onto a leg of your telescope's tripod and connect the SkySync to your telescope's drive base auxiliary port or to your telescope's hand controller. The SkySync GPS Accessory will do the rest. The SkySync will link up and automatically download the exact time, date, longitude and latitude from one of the many global positioning satellites.

  • 16-channel GPS module
  • Compatible with all non-GPS Celestron computerized telescopes
  • Plugs into your telescope's hand controller or auxiliary port
  • Links up and automatically downloads information from orbiting global positioning satellites
  • Comes with 2 mounting straps
Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory
  • 2 x Mounting Strap
  • Celestron Accessories Two Year Limited Warranty
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    CelestronSkySync GPS Accessory
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Strong construction (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (5)
      • Astrophotography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      Easy to use and set up

      By John Fletcher

      from Gold Coast Australia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory:

          Saves time in set up and very accurate

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          5.0

          SkySync GPS Accessory

          By Alex

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Hidden Extra Cost

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory:

          I recently purchased a Celestron C6 on an Advanced VX mount. Every time I started the alignment process I had to adjust the time and date, which seemed to be initializing incorrectly. I read the User's Manual and noticed that there was no GPS receiver on this new, "advanced" mount! I paid an extra sum for this unit and set the mount to recognize it as a time and location source, and the problem was solved.

          I am giving 5 stars to this GPS unit because it works perfectly and it was easy to integrate into my mount.

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          5.0

          Work exactly like it says!

          By Pierre

          from Quebec, Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography

            Comments about Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory:

            Hi, I bought this SkySync Gps for my Celestron CG5-GT, first of all when I plugged it was not working, I check all my setup and read on the Net, the problem was the firmware, so I updated both of them (motors and NexStar remote) it worked fine thereafter. The GPS get fix in less minute and another good thing, you can plug it under the remote the remote cable don't go around your mount, so for me it is a good buy!

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            5.0

            Celestron Skysync Gps Very Easy To Use

            By GARY MILES

            from COOBER PEDY ,AUSTRALIA

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory:

              THE SKYSYNC GPS ACCESSORY IS AS EASY AS PLUG TO A COMPUTERISED CELESTRON TELESCOPE, ENABLE GPS IN THE HANDSET AND ITS ON, TRULY PLUG AND PLAY ,I HAVE NOT FOUND ANY COMPLAINTS WITH THIS GPS ITS REALLY SO SIMPLE ,THANKS CELESTRON FOR A 5 STAR ACCESSORY.

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              5.0

              simplified location status

              By new kid on block

              from edmonds wa

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Astrophotography

                Comments about Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory:

                I'm a beginner and it worked once I used the correct sequence to start the process

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                5.0

                SkySync GPS Accessory

                By TheOD

                from NorthWest/ Lake Havasu City, AZ

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Strong Construction
                • Widely Compatible Adapter

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Astrophotography
                  • Terrestrial Viewing
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory:

                  The SkySync GPS is very easy to install into the telescope system. Just plug it in and enter Long./ Lat., Time,Date and off you go. You still have to align your scope before use, but no more with the Long/Lat, Time and Date. Travel to another destination near or far, Your GPS remembers. It saves hassel, time,it's more accurate (everytime). Why guess at it?

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product!

                  By LabFx

                  from Saint-Basile-Le-Grand, Quebec, Canada

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory:

                      Using it with my CGEM DX Edge HD 1100, it simplifies the operation of localisation. Since it is linked to the mount, the positionning and the initial alignments are done without efforts, letting me concentrate in choosing and observing my targets.

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