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Welcome to the NexStar Resource Site -
THE Internet Resource for All Models of NexStar, CPC, Evolution, Astro Fi, SkyProdigy, LCM, CGE, CGE Pro, CGEM and AS-GT Telescopes!

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The NexStar User's Guide II
for the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy and Astro Fi with Complete Coverage of StarSense and SkyPortal
Now Available!

The NexStar User's Guide was the first all-NexStar book in print. The second edition is fully updated to include detailed information for the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy and Astro Fi models. It also covers the StarSense system and the SkyPortal app in detail. Visit the NexStar User's Guide section of the website to view the contents, excerpts from the book, updated information and links to the resources discussed in the book.

Thinking of introducing someone (or yourself) to amateur astronomy?  A NexStar SE or SLT scope and The NexStar User's Guide II are the perfect solution.  You get a great beginner's scope and a book that will help you learn both the scope and amateur astronomy.


NexStar Observer List (NSOL)
is a free PC control program for all models of  NexStar, Evolution, SkyProdigy, CPC, LCM, CGE, CGE Pro, CGEM, CGX/CGX-L, AVX, AS-GT and Ultima 2000 scopes, as well as Tasco StarGuide scopes.  Click here to read more and download the latest version.


This site is devoted to the computerized "GoTo" telescopes from Celestron. Most of the models feature a computer hand control as standard equipment allowing the scope to automatically GoTo objects in its generous database. They track objects automatically as well.  Basic information about these scopes is available at the Celestron web site, but this site is a collection of information not found anywhere else. Two other great sources of information are the many Celestron-related Yahoo Groups and Cloudy Nights forums, (see Links above).

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Mike Swanson


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