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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

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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What's New?

  • PC Control updated on 23 Mar 2021 - added info about Astro-Gadget's AuxFi wireless adapter
  • NexStar User's Guide II and Links updated 22 Feb 2021 - Yahoo Groups have closed down; I have archived files from key Groups
  • Odds and Ends updated 26 Jun 2020 - added an article about cleaning the roller bearings on NexStar 8/9.25/11 telescopes
  • PC Control updated on 26 Jun 2020 - added FireCapture (imaging/guiding software) to programs compatible with NexStar
  • PC Control updated on 29 May 2020 - added SkyTrack (satellite tracking software) to programs compatible with NexStar
  • PC Control updated on 11 Apr 2020 - added info about Astro-Gadget's StarBT and StarFi wireless adapters as well as their all-in-one USB serial adapter cable
  • NexStar User's Guide II updated 24 Mar 2020 - Starizona has introduced a hand control bracket for the NexStar SE series
  • Odds and Ends updated 21 Feb 2020 - added an article about updating the electronics on NexStar 8/9.25/11 telescopes
  • Links updated 17 Dec 2019 - added links to file archives of several of the older Yahoo Groups
  • NexStar User's Guide II updated 3 Dec 2019 - added article updating information about widest true field of view possible with SCT and EdgeHD optical tubes used with reducers

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