The NexStar User's Guide II
for the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy and Astro Fi
with Complete Coverage of StarSense and SkyPortal
Overview of the Book
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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 controlling 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.
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additional information presented in the Guide". - Jim
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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