The NexStar User's Guide II
for the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy and Astro Fi
Overview of the Book
The NexStar User's Guide was the first book dedicated to Celestron's very
popular line of NexStar GoTo telescopes. This fully updated edition covers
the newest alt-azimuth computerized scopes from Celestron. Detailed
information on the alignment and operation of these scopes provides a
complete reference that expands greatly upon the manuals provided by
Celestron. Details are provided on each model allowing owners to enjoy
trouble-free use of their telescope and providing the information a
prospective buyer needs to make a smart purchasing decision. It also covers
the StarSense system and the SkyPortal app in complete detail.
Extensive information on connecting and controller the telescope with
PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones is provided. A chapter is devoted to
updating the firmware in the hand control, mount and StarSense camera.
Chapters on accessories, collimation, maintenance and troubleshooting tips
round out the book's expansive coverage. Additionally, the book offers a
brief, but thorough, introduction to amateur astronomy, making it an ideal
source for both the beginner to astronomy as well as the seasoned veteran
looking to get the most out of a new telescope.
Contents and Excepts for the complete Table of Contents.
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Quotes for the First Edition
strength of your book, besides its content, is that it speaks
clearly, and in a "friendly" manner, that doesn't assume much in
the way of prior astronomical/telescopic knowledge, yet it
doesn't "talk down" to the reader. I know that I will return to
it as a reference a lot in the future." - Gary Gotch
"Very pleased with it - good mix
of material to support the beginner to NexStar scopes (GOTO
class of scopes) and some advanced insight to using the scope
that I had not discovered until I read the book (that is always
good sign the book is a keeper)." - James
would like to let you know that I am finding your book, 'The
NexStar User's Guide' useful to the point of being
indispensable. It is not simply a good guide to the NexStar
Computerized Goto Mounts, but also provides a thorough grounding
for learning Observational Astronomy."
- Peter J. A. Bilitch
"My copy of The NexStar User's
Guide arrived yesterday and I must congratulate you on a most
worthy endeavor. The book is excellent and addresses relevant
issues of critical importance to NexStar owners. [I am using,
currently, a NexStar 5]. Thanks so much for putting together
this outstanding reference source." - Dr. James E. Gilbert
Reader comments on Amazon.com
Highlights of the
- The author is an active participant in online discussions, creator of the
most popular NexStar-related web site on the Internet
(http://www.NexStarSite.com) and tests equipment and firmware for Celestron.
- Basic astronomy concepts are presented for the beginner in a brief,
- Information is provided on each model and advice
is given to aid in selecting the model best suited to the individual.
- The alignment process, critical to achieve accurate GoTo performance,
is detailed in its own chapter.
- Basic operation of both the hand controls and SkyPortal are covered in detail to provide a complete reference
and to supplement scarce and sometimes confusing information in the
- A chapter is provided to encourage the reader to expand viewing
targets beyond just 'hunt and peck' on the hand control.
- Additional chapters provide details on accessories, maintenance,
collimation and other practical information.
- A chapter is devoted to the use of personal computers (PCs), tablets
and smartphones to interface with and supplement the basic operation of
- Publisher: Springer
- Pages: 275
- ISBN-13: 978-3319649320
- ISBN-10: 3319649329