Celestron StarSense Autoguider

Celestron StarSense Autoguider

Celestron StarSense Autoguider
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Celestron StarSense Autoguider

The Celestron StarSense Autoguider has automatic alignment to the night sky in 3 minutes with no user input. Has precision GoTo, so boosts the pointing accuracy of the mount, with autoguiding and assisted polar alignment, it has high-quality 4-element optical design with sharper optics which works with your NexStar+ hand control or CPWI software via wired PC connection or WiFi and comes with a 2-year warranty.

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Product details

Bar Code:  050234940085
Part Number:  94008-CGL
Brand:  Celestron
Skill Level  Beginner
Aperture  28 mm
Focal Length  120 mm
Warranty  2 Years


Using your telescope is now simpler and more enjoyable than ever thanks to the Celestron StarSense Autoguider. This strong, little device attaches to your Celestron mount to improve pointing precision and make it simpler for you to take clear, long-exposure photos. You will spend more time outside beneath the stars if you add this game-changing item, regardless of how accomplished you are at astroimaging or how new to the pastime you are.

Be prepared to observe in minutes with automatic alignment
The StarSense Autoguider aligns your telescope to the night sky without any user input in roughly three minutes. In order to automatically align the telescope, Celestron's unique StarSense technology 'sees' star patterns overhead and compares them to its internal database. By doing away with the trouble of manually aligning your telescope, this function allows you to concentrate on what matters—observing and imaging.

Supercharge Your Pointing Accuracy with Precise GoTo
much though Celestron's computerised mounts are praised for their precision in aiming, adding the StarSense Autoguider makes your mount much more effective. Even if you're using a powerful eyepiece or one of today's tiny image sensors, Precise GoTo centres celestial objects in the field rather than placing them within the telescope's field of view.

Autoguiding: Design Your Own Celestial Work of Art
One of the most fascinating things you can do with your telescope is take pictures of astronomical objects. However, with autoguiding the ability to make minute adjustments to the mount's tracking to keep your object locked in during lengthy exposures, which is necessary to obtain beautiful deep-sky astroimages. A separate autoguiding camera, a guidescope, and a computer were typically used in older, more complicated, and more expensive autoguiding configurations. All of that is replaced by StarSense Autoguider, allowing even newcomers to plunge head first into the realm of imaging. Your targets are clear and detailed, and the stars in the backdrop always appear as sharp pinpoints rather than oblong or streaky ones.

Choose the best alignment possible with assisted polar alignment
For the majority of casual observing and imaging, many users find that adding StarSense Autoguider to their setup greatly improves accuracy to the point where they no longer need to polar align their German equatorial mounts.

But if you want to reach the highest level of accuracy, the Autoguider makes the polar alignment procedure incredibly simple. You can achieve a full polar alignment in less than five minutes by simply following the on-screen directions on the hand control or in the CPWI programme.

4-element optical design of the highest calibre
The renowned optical designer Mark Ackermann created a superior 4-element optical design for the StarSense Autoguider. Its distinctive shape produces images that are sharper than those of other mini-guidescopes. The optical tube has a 2" astronomical filter thread. To align your mount in the dusk or to focus during the day, add an IR-pass filter or a neutral density filter.

In order to give outstanding guiding precision, the device additionally features an inbuilt microprocessor and a highly sensitive Sony IMX290-DLL monochrome CMOS image sensor. If you'd like, you can use your computer to view a live image from the camera.

Modern choices
The advanced settings in CPWI are perfect for advanced users to fine-tune their autoguiding configuration. Dithering settings allow you to slightly shift the mount between camera sub-exposures, which might improve the efficiency of your image-processing software.

Through CPWI, you may even steer a comet. Simply choose the comet from the database of more than 100,000 astronomical objects that is continually updated by the software. Better results will be obtained by guiding directly on the comet as opposed to neighbouring stars.

The best part is that you can continue to access intriguing features like these for the duration of your StarSense Autoguider. You get access to all upcoming firmware upgrades as a result of your purchase. With a quick firmware update, you'll always be able to take advantage of the most recent features added by Celestron experts to our devices.

Works with the set-up that you have
You get to decide how to operate your StarSense Autoguider. It functions with your NexStar+ hand controller, CPWI telescope control software over a wired PC connection, and Wi-Fi (using a Wi-Fi enabled mount or the SkyPortal Wi-Fi Module add-on). The Autoguider also integrates seamlessly with the rest of your Celestron accessories for a setup that complements your telescope.

Most modern Celestron computerised mounts, including German equatorial and altazimuth models, are compatible with StarSense Autoguider. For complete information on compatibility, see the chart below.

General Features:

Automatic alignment: Aligns your telescope to the night sky in about three minutes with no user input, thanks to Celestron’s patented StarSense technology.
Precise GoTo: Boosts the pointing accuracy of your Celestron mount, placing celestial objects in the centre of the field of view of high-powered eyepieces and small imaging sensors.
Autoguiding: Tracks celestial objects accurately for pinpoint stars in long exposure astroimages, eliminating the need for a separate autoguiding camera, guidescope, and computer.
Assisted polar alignment: Walks you through an easy, automated process to dial in the best polar alignment.
High-quality 4-element optical design: Features a unique optical design by famed optical designer Mark Ackermann, with sharper optics than other mini-guidescopes.
Multiple ways to control: Works with your NexStar+ hand control or CPWI telescope control software via a wired PC connection or Wi-Fi.

Technical Specifications:

Lens Design:    Double-Gauss
Aperture:    28mm (1.10")
Focal Length:    120mm (4.72")
Focal Ratio:    f/4.3
Number of Elements:    4
Coatings:    Fully Multi-Coated
CMOS Image Sensor:    Sony IMX290LLR, monochrome, back-illuminated
Sensor Size:    6.46mm diagonal
Pixel Size:    2.9μm x 2.9μm
Number of effective pixels:    2.13M
Onboard computer:    Integrated Computer-On-Module
Primary Arm® core:    2x Cortex® -A53 up to 1.4 GHz
Secondary Arm® core:    1x Cortex-M7 up to 600 MHz
RAM:    512 MB
ROM:    4 GB
GPU:    GC7000UltraLite
Operating Temperature:    -25°C to 85°C
Ports:    AUX and USB-C
AUX:    For connection to Celestron mounts
USB-C:    For PC connection for live view, USB 3.1
Housing:    Aluminium with plastic covers, threaded for 2" filters

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Not Compatible
NexStar SLT, Astro Fi, SkyProdigy, LCM series

About the Starsense Explorer Range

The StarSense Explorer Telescopes from Celestron offer a unique and convenient way to explore the night sky. 

A corresponding StarSense Explorer app uses your smartphone's camera and sensors to create an augmented-reality view of the sky, making it easy to locate celestial objects. The telescope's mount and motorised system automatically adjust to keep objects in view, making it a great option for beginners and experienced astronomers alike.

Available in different optical designs, including Dobsonain, Reflector, Refractor and Cassegrain, all are designed to provide clear views of celestial objects.

Popular in this range

Top selling telescopes in the StarSense Explorer range include the Explorer LT 114AZ and the LT 80AZ Newtonian telescopes. 

Popular new additions in the StarSense Explorer range include the StarSense Explorer 8" Dobsonian Telescope and the StarSense Explorer DX 5" Cassegrain Telescope.

Recommended by PicStop

Our recommendation from the Explorer range would be the StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ, which is simple to use with the Starsense app - ideal for beginners and experienced astronomers alike.

Worth a mention are the StarSense Explorer DX 6" Cassegrain Telescope and the Starsense Explorer 8" Dobsonian Telescope.

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