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Celestron Hand Control (AZ)

B&H # CENSHCAZ Mfr # 93988
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You Pay: $99.95
Product Highlights
  • Hand Control for NexStar System
  • Flashable 40,000 Object Database

The Hand Control (AZ) from Celestron is compatible with all Altazimuth mounted NexStars, including SLT, LCM, SE and CPC series computerized telescopes. It is a hand control for Celestron's NexStar computerized system. Its database is upgradeable and kept current via the internet. To use the hand control plug the phone jack connector into the hand control port labeled on the electronics control panel.

The Hand Control (AZ) is designed to give you instant access to all the functions that your telescope has to offer. With automatic slewing to over 40,000 objects, and common sense menu descriptions, its variety of features can be mastered in just a few observing sessions.

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Window: dual-line, 16 character display backlit screen for comfortable viewing of telescope information and scrolling text
Instructs the telescope to use a selected star or object as an alignment position
Direction Keys allow complete control of the telescope in any direction
Contains the following catalogs; Messier, NGC, Caldwell, Planets, SAO brightest stars, and lists of the most popular objects
Displays the coordinates and useful information about the celestial objects selected from the database
Tour mode seeks out the most interesting sky objects for the current date and time, and automatically slews the telescope to those objects
RS-232 Jack allows interfacing with a computer to control the telescope remotely
Tracking rates: sidereal, solar, lunar. Tracking modes: alt-az, EQ north/south. Slew speeds: 1,2,3°/sec - 64x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x. Alignment procedures: skyalign, auto 2-star, 1-star, 2-star, solar system
Display LCD
Port RS-232
Tracking Ability Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
EQ North & EQ South
Alignment 2-Star Align,
1-Star Align,
Solar System Align,
Quick Align,
Last Align
Data Capacity 40,000+ objects
100 user defined objects
Celestron Hand Control (AZ)
  • Celestron Accessories Two Year Limited Warranty
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    CelestronHand Control (AZ)
     
    4.5

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    5.0

    exactly what i was looking for

    By qqmtl

    from Montreal,Canada

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Hand Control (AZ):

      got it in less than 3 days in good condition, good service

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      4.0

      Awesome replacement for skyprodigy contr

      By Liofa

      from Brisbane, QLD.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Hand Control (AZ):

        I bought this to replace my Skyprodigy handset when I connect to SkySafari Pro using the SkyFi connector. Even though the SkyProdigy handset says it can connect to a PC in the manual it can't, and this was confirmed when I contacted Celestron.

        This handset works perfectly with the PC and also gives me the capability to calibrate the telescope in various other ways, such as 1, 2 and 3 star methods, giving me greater flexibilty with the mount. It actually recognises that my mount is a SkyProdigy too!

        The handset is a little more advanced compared with the SkyProdigy, the menu's are a bit more confusing at first.

        Overall though, I am really pleased with the unit and the price. It's added an extra dimension to my Skyprodigy.

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