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Transform your smartphone or tablet into a wireless controller for your computerized telescope with Celestron's SkyPortal WiFi Module. It plugs into the Hand Control or AUX port and begins to generate it's own WiFi signal to directly connect to your mobile device without the need for a router. Since it uses the telescope's power there are no batteries, plugs, or cables required.
The SkyPortal module works in conjunction with the free SkyPortal mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. The app features a database of over 100,000 objects with astroimages and audio descriptions of hundreds of them including the history, mythology, and key features of them. It can assist with the telescope alignment and if you hold the screen up to sky, it will identify the objects based on your location, date, and time. If you don't know what you want to look at, the SkyPortal app will take you on a guided tour.
Use and Handling
Plugs into the telescope's Hand Control or AUX port
Emits its own WiFi signal to directly connect to smartphones and tablets
Lets you use your device as a wireless hand controller
Powered by telescope: no batteries, cables, or plugs required
SkyPortal Planetarium App
Free mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
Tap any celestial object you see in the sky to identify it, tap again to slews to that object
Directly interfaces with SkyQ Link II WiFi module
Assists in alignment procedures, except with SkyProdigy models
Over 100,000 celestial objects from the Moon and planets to galaxies and nebulae
Provides guided tours of available objects based on location, date, and time
Works as a stand-alone planetarium app
Astroimages and audio descriptions for the most popular objects
Explains the history, mythology, and key features of the most popular celestial objects
Hold your screen up to the sky to identify objects in Compass Mode
CG-5, with required #93923 splitter - sold separately