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About the Celestron StarSense AutoAlign...
The revolutionary technology in the award-winning SkyProdigy telescope is now available for almost every Celestron computerized telescope.
Before Celestron StarSense AutoAlign, using a computerized telescope required a lengthy alignment process of finding and centering at least two bright stars in the telescope''s eyepiece. But StarSense automatically aligns itself with no user input needed. With this one-of-a-kind accessory, you become an instant astronomer - even if you''ve never used a telescope before.
Celestron StarSense AutoAlign is not only compatible with all of Celestron''s current computerized telescope models, but backwards compatible with many older models as well. (See compatibility list below.)
The Celestron StarSense AutoAlign includes a small digital camera that attaches to the telescope''s optical tube, along with a specialized hand controller. Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand controller, and StarSense starts capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database of 40,000 celestial objects. In about three minutes, StarSense will gather enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more based on your exact time and location.
Even the most advanced telescope users will love using the affordable Celestron StarSense AutoAlign accessory. StarSense replaces expensive software used for advanced mount modeling, providing superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon. Add as many calibration stars as desired to give your telescope mount a new level of accuracy.
Need more to convince you about this exciting new technology? Then check out this review done by our own Ray Khan...
"Well, it was certainly an exciting time at the annual Starfest Astronomy Convention held in Mount Forest, Ontario. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a campground full of astronomical telescopes; anywhere in size from about 2" to 36" in diameter. Khan Scope was also very pleased to officially show and launch the new Celestron Starsense Auto Align Accessory - the first one in Canada!
I had connected the device to my Celestron Nexstar 8 SE telescope, and was quite excited about testing it out under the dark skies of River Place Park. Well, alas Friday night turned out to be cloudy, so I had to wait until Saturday night to test the device. Patience is something you learn in the hobby of astronomy....the more you want a clear sky to occur, the less likely it is to happen. I turned the Nexstar 8 on as soon as I could see a few stars in the sky, and entered the date and location on the Starsense unique hand control - a hand control which replaces your existing Celestron controller. The Starsense hand control is a higher resolution device and was easier to read, than my previous control, so that was definitely a bonus! The telescope then started slewing to the first of 3 stars that would be imaged and compared by the Starsense autoalign, and then went to a second and third star. The whole process took about three and half minutes.
And that was it.
The display read "Alignment Successful", and so I went to the hand control database, and selected the Solar System database, and entered the planet Saturn as the first "goto" object.....and VOILA the Nexstar 8 slewed to Saturn and the object was in the field of view of the eyepiece. Success! The Celestron Starsense Auto Align worked exactly as Celestron claimed it would and my friends and I were quite impressed. What''s more, if you have been on the fence as to whether or not to get one of these, then I suggest you get on board now, because for sure, demand is going to exceed supply!" --Ray Khan
And you don''t have to just take his word for it. Check out what our customers are saying...
" Hi, Ray! Just received my StarSense today, and I just tried it for the first time. You were absolutely right, a complete game-changer!!! It really made stargazing fun and not work, for the first time! Can''t thank you enough for letting me know about this amazing new device. It was totally worth the wait as well!" -- Richard Zuccato
Celestron StarSense AutoAlign Features...
- Enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope
- No need to identify or locate any star in the sky - StarSense automatically aligns your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes
- Aligns in 3 minutes or less
- Provides advanced mount modeling - align on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise GoTo pointing accuracy
- StarSense hand controller included
Celestron StarSense AutoAlign Compatibility...
NexStar SE Series
CPC, CPC DX
NexStar GPS Series
CGEM, CGEM DX
NexStar SLT (with Aux. splitter)
LCM (with Aux. splitter)
Celestron Product Number: 94005