NexStar+ Hand Control is compatible with all altazimuth (AZ) NexStar telescopes
Flash upgradeable via the Internet; latest updates and support can be found at Celestron's website
40,000 object database
Dual line, 16-character LCD screen with adjustable backlighting
RS-232 connection for computer control
The Celestron NexStar+ AZ Hand Control is a standard accessory on all current altazimuth mounted NexStar-style telescopes, and is compatible with the Celestron SLT, LCM, SE, and CPC computerized telescopes. With the push of a button, you can access NexStar+'s huge database of over 40,000 celestial objects. Automatically slew to objects in a variety of catalogs, including the Messier, NGC, Caldwell, and SAO brightest stars. The planets as well as a list of the most popular objects are also included. Not sure what to look at? Use the Sky Tour, and you'll be shown a selection of the most popular objects for the time and date you are observing! A variety of alignment procedures are pre-programmed into the NexStar Plus Hand Control, including SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star, 1-Star, 2-Star, and Solar System. You can also choose from a variety of tracking rates (sidereal, solar & lunar) and slew speeds. Slew at 1, 2, or 3 degrees per second, or choose speeds as low as 2x or as high as 64x. This hand control includes Flash Upgradeable Technology, allowing users to upgrade its software via the Internet. Latest upgrades can be found on the Support Tab.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The controller that was sent to me is the 2nd generation Nexstar controller. The Nexstar+ is the third generation of the controller. While the controller that I received was an upgrade from what I had it was not what was advertised. It works for what I need. It arrived in good time. It was packed well. It's just not what they advertised it to be,
This controller differs from the previous version and has some extra features with an updated database. It works efficiently with my Celestron and is relatively intuitive to use.
I replaced my controller on my Nexstar 11 GPS, and this is great. Nicer red display, much better contrast.
Field upgradable firmware is nice, but I don't expect any upgrades will be released for my older telescope.
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