The Celestron StarSense AutoAlign helps you become an instant astronomer, even if you've never used a telescope before. Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand control, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database. In about three minutes, it's gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: and StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, currently visible in the night sky.
The self-alignment technology behind the award-winning SkyProdigy series is now available for all of Celestron's current computerized telescopes and backwards compatible with many older models as well. (Please check compatibility).
A small digital camera takes the place of your finderscope and attaches using one of two provided mounting brackets. The included StarSense hand control, with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects, takes the place of your NexStar hand control. The camera automatically captures a series of images of the sky. StarSense identifies the stars in the images, matching them to its database. Once a positive match is confirmed, StarSense calculates the coordinates of the center of the captured image, thereby determining exactly where the telescope is pointed.
Before StarSense, 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 minimal user input. Just enter your time, date, and location and let StarSense do the rest!
Even the most advanced telescope users will love using StarSense AutoAlign. This affordable accessory replaces the expensive software usually used for advanced mount modeling.
- 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
* Please check telescope compatibility
|COMPATIBLE ||NOT COMPATIBLE |
|NexStar SE Series ||NexStar i Series |
|CPC, CPC DX ||Ultima 2000 |
|NexStar GT (with Aux. splitter) ||Early generation GoTo mounts (such as Compustar) |
|CGE Pro ||NexStar GPS |
|Advanced VX || |
|CG-5 (with Aux. splitter) || |
|CGEM, CGEM DX || |
|CGE || |
|NexStar SLT || |
|NexStar Evolution || |
|LCM (with Aux. splitter) || |