Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory

Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory

Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory

B&H # CESSGPSA MFR # 93969
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Product Highlights

  • GPS: 16-Channel
  • Links Up and Downloads Automatically

Price: $129.95

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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
UPC: 050234939690
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Celestron SkySync GPS Accessory
  • 2 x Mounting Strap
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Celestron 93969 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.59 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.25 x 6.25 x 4.35"

    Celestron 93969 reviews

    SkySync GPS Accessory is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 34.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2014-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than taking a computer out into the field. This product works very well. I used to take my laptop with me and use the custom software I wrote to get my gps cords now I don't have to. I does take a little time to sink up with the sats but it's no big deal. I have seen questions on which mount it will work on, the simple answer is go to you scopes utilities menu and see if it has a setting for a gps, if it does this product should work for you. Also take it outside to link up with the sats, I have seen reviews where people can't get gps data inside there homes. My gps ant connected to my laptop won't connect to the sats in my home so take it outside where it belongs!
    Date published: 2018-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work exactly like it says! 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!
    Date published: 2013-05-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works As It Should The SkySync GPS Accessory from Celestron is a nice accessory in that it provides accurate Longitude and Latitude coordinates and precise time. Yes, you can enter this info manually (as I did for the 5 years I've had my NextStar 8SE), however, this accessory does save you a little time and seems to be more accurate than when done manually. I've entered the same coordinates and time manually and have had the NextStar 8SE fail to align, yet doing same with this accessory it successfully aligns every time. Don't know why, but it does. Again, I've been using the 8SE for 5 years and know it well. My only negative about the NextStar 8SESkySync GPS Accessory from Celestron is that I think it is over-priced and should be about 30-40 perecent less cost for what it is. Other than thinking is is over-priced, it is a good and welcome addition.
    Date published: 2015-02-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from SkySync GPS Accessory saves time. It's nice to hook it up to the aux port and not worry about setting time and location. Takes about a min to contact the satellites but once acquired it is a god send. I don't care for the strap supplied with the unit to attach it to a tripod leg, but easy enough to figure out a work around. Also it is a little pricey. It would have been nice if the this hardware worked with Nexgps software. But it doesn't. According to Celestron the software was not designed to work with Celestron gps units, just third party GPS. What a shame!
    Date published: 2016-06-30
    Date published: 2012-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SkySync Gps bring Australian Stars closer! I am in Tropical Queensland - Australia, and the SkySync camera in conjunction with the Gps makes setup and accuracy very simple and pain free. It is surely a fantastic, clever and must have product for the backyard Stargazer!!!
    Date published: 2015-09-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work with Advanced VX I didn't believe the one negative review here, and the good number of negative reviews around the web. Now I know. I've tried everything humanely possible to get this to sync with the handset and nothing works, and given that most people say it is plug and play, I shouldn't be having issues. Sadly I waited until after my 30 days were up to test this unit (life was busy) so I'm going to talk to customer service to see if they'll be lenient. I've emailed Celestron, so we'll see what they say. For the price I would have never bought this if I had known how poorly it was going to work.
    Date published: 2016-10-03
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