Celestron NexStar+ AZ Hand Controller

BH #CENSHCUA • MFR #93981
Celestron NexStar+ AZ Hand Controller
Key Features
  • Designed for Select Alt-Az Mounts
  • 40,000-Object Database
  • 2-Line, 16-Character LCD Display
  • Red Backlight Preserves Night Vision
Celestron's NexStar+ AZ Hand Controller is the brain for their NexStar telescopes. This tethered hand box connects to, and is powered by, the mount via a coiled cord. Once connected, it puts a 40,000-object database in the palm of your hand and helps you to explore near and deep-sky celestial subjects from the Moon and planets to galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. If you're not sure what is overhead, simply use the Tour Mode and the NexStar+ will show you the best objects based on your current location, date, and time.
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Celestron NexStar+ Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Features
  • 3Database
  • 4Functions
  • 5Physical Characteristics

Celestron's NexStar+ AZ Hand Controller is the brain for their NexStar telescopes. This tethered hand box connects to, and is powered by, the mount via a coiled cord. Once connected, it puts a 40,000-object database in the palm of your hand and helps you to explore near and deep-sky celestial subjects from the Moon and planets to galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. If you're not sure what is overhead, simply use the Tour Mode and the NexStar+ will show you the best objects based on your current location, date, and time.

Multiple set-up and alignment systems help to get you observing faster, while the 3 rates ensure accurate tracking all night with little correction required. Backlash compensation and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) help to increase the smoothness, precision, and accuracy of tracking. Its 2-line/16-character LCD screen gives you access to the intuitive menu-driven user-interface for fast navigation of the sub-menus while showing you all information in red to preserve night-adjusted vision. Variable brightness levels for the screen and button backlight ensure comfortable use.

Features

  • Intuitive menu-driven user interface
  • Nine slew speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 0.3°/sec, 1.0°/sec, 2°/sec, 4°/sec
  • Multiple tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, and Solar
  • Anti-backlash correction: Train-out intrinsic play in gears for smoother movement and tracking
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): Improves tracking precision for long-exposure astrophotography and imaging

Database

  • 40,000-object database
  • 100 user-defined objects for customization
  • Filters for creating custom object lists
  • Solar System: All 7 planets plus the Moon, Sun and Pluto
  • Custom lists of all the brightest stars, double stars, variable stars and asterisms
  • Custom lists of all the best galaxies, nebulae and clusters as well as the complete Messier catalog and select NGC objects

Functions

  • Alignment options: One or two-star, Solar system, Quick and Last
  • Sky Tour: Based on location, date, and time, the system shows the best objects in the sky and automatically slews to them
  • Object info: Provides useful information about the selected object such as magnitude and constellation. Includes extended information about 200 popular objects

Physical Characteristics

  • 2-line, 16-character LCD window
  • Red backlighting for comfortable viewing without affecting night-adjusted vision
  • Adjustable brightness levels
  • 19 function keys, backlit in red
  • Micro USB port: Connect to a computer, for use with software programs for point-and-click slewing capability and updating firmware via PC
UPC: 050234939812

Celestron NexStar+ Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.585 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 4.1 x 2.2"
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