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Celestron USB to RS-232 Converter

Item# CELE043
 
4.0

(17 Ratings)

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  • Convert your RS-232 connection to USB
  • Includes driver software
  • USB offers faster speeds
  • Many new computers no longer offer RS-232 connections
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Description

This cable is used to convert a serial cable into a cable that is compatible with standard USB ports.

Recommended for use with Celestron's RS-232 cable (93920) and our Programming Cable (93922) which both feature serial connectors.

Supplier Sku:
18775
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

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Celestron

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Celestron USB to RS-232 Converter
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (13)
    • Astrophotography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Happy with purchase!

    I bought this because the laptop I use for Astrophotography and controling my mount with planetarium software didn't have an rs-232 port. Your going to need this if you own a Celestron mount...Read complete review

    I bought this because the laptop I use for Astrophotography and controling my mount with planetarium software didn't have an rs-232 port. Your going to need this if you own a Celestron mount and plan on controlling it with a computer that dosen't have an rs-232 port. Also, if yuou plan on upgrading the firmware in your hand controller your going to run into the same issue if you don't have an rs-232 port.
    Everything you need is in the box BUT you have to make sure you already own the cable that attaches to the hand controller otherwise this is useless!! Once you own that cable all you have to do is plug this little guy into the rs-232 end of hand controller cable and the other end with the usb into your computer. Your going to have to also install the included driver before anything else though. Once you have everything connected properly you can now control your Celestron mount and upgrade the mounts firmware also.
    I highly recommend this item because if you own a Celestron mount that doesn't have the latest firmware you are missing out on some great features like ALL-STAR Polar Alignment which in my opinion is an incredible feature.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    This should be included with the scope

    Well it does do what it is suppose to. I feel the appropriate cord should of had been included with the telescope to begin with. This seems an added expense which you are more...Read complete review

    Well it does do what it is suppose to. I feel the appropriate cord should of had been included with the telescope to begin with. This seems an added expense which you are more than likely going to need at some point. The price is a bit high. Just doesn't seem fair to almost being forced into this purchase when it could of easily been included.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Product

    By James

    from OMAHA,NE

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron USB to RS-232 Converter:

      Good product that should come standard with scope.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Celestron Problems

      By James

      from PAYSON,AZ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Celeston Delivery

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron USB to RS-232 Converter:

      The product is great but Celestron delayed shipments for about 8 Months. I did not like Clestrons responses when questioned. Bad news vendor!!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Necessary Item for newer computers

      By Ravenhorse48

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Celestron USB to RS-232 Converter:

      I use this along with the RS-232 cable to mate with the USB ports on my PC. With a newer PC there are no longer any regular serial D-Shell ports to connect to and this way I can connect into the USB ports on the desktop or my laptop and direct the telescope. Inexpensive for both the RS-232 and the USB conversion cable.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Celestron USB RS-232

      By mooNSpy250

      from Denver co.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works for computer contro

      Cons

      • Does not work for all aps

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron USB to RS-232 Converter:

      This cable works great for my Celestron 8SE and Stellarium control with my computer. Unfortunatly it does not work for updating or flashing your hand controller (HC). Using HCupdate program downloaded from Celestron I have tried to use it to load firmware 4.18 on HC to run Stellarium. It does not work and confirmed from several others on Astronomy forum I use. Fortunately I had an old computer with a serial port and used only the cable that came with the telescope (no USB), worked like a charm. You still need this to connect to a more modern computer for control

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      This product meets my needs perfectly

      By vardo

      from louisville, ky

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography
        • Terrestrial Viewing

        Comments about Celestron USB to RS-232 Converter:

        It fills a need . I can control my scope from my
        computer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        Customer Q & A

        Q1: How long is the cable on this ?

        A: The length of the cable is 62 inches.

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