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Celestron NexRemote Telescope Control Software Kit

Item# CELE037
 
5.0

(6 Ratings)

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Celestron NexRemote Telescope Control Software - General Features

 

  • NexRemote talks - Keep your eyes on the stars instead of the LCD by enabling speech support
  • Control the objects you want to see and the order that you see them
  • Create and save custom tours by launching NexTour
  • Use Night Vision Mode to reduce the effect of the laptop screen on your eyes
  • Wireless control of the telescope with Optional Gamepad Support
  • Connect to your personal GPS device to NexRemote with NexGPS
  • Download NexRemote updates online to use the latest features

 

Kit Includes:

 

  • NexRemote Software CD with license
  • RS-232 Cable to connect telescope to PC or Laptop
  • Serial-To-USB Adapter

 

When gamepad support is enabled, NexRemote uses the Logitech WingMan Cordless RumblePad as a means of remotely controlling the telescope operation. This is particularly useful when aligning the telescope with NexRemote and the PC is not within reach.

 

Compatible Telescopes:

 

  • NexStar SLT
  • NexStar 8i SE
  • Advanced Computerized Series
  • CPC GPS Series
  • CGE Series
  • Discontinued Celestron NexStar 8/9.25/11 GPS
  • Discontinued Celestron NexStar 5i/ 8i

 

Computer:

 

  • PC compatible (Note: 233MHz Pentium II or better is required)
  • Windows 98SE or better is required for basic operation
  • Windows NT, 2000, or XP is required for Virtual Port operation
  • NexRemote will not work with 64 bit version of Windows Vista
  • DirectX 7 or later must be installed.
  • SAPI 5.1 or later is required for speech support.
  • MDAC 2.5 or later is required for tour editing.

Port:

  • RS232 Serial Port (or USB-to-Serial / PCMCIA-to-Serial adapter)

Cable:

  • PC Port (programming) or HC Serial cable (Note: An additional device is required when using the GT telescopes. Please contact technical support for more details.)
    Gamepad:

•Logitech Wingman Cordless Rumblepad
•Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2
•Logitech Wingman Rumblepad USB
•Saitek P3000 Wireless Pad

Supplier Sku:
93710

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Celestron NexRemote Telescope Control Software Kit
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    Easy to use computer control software

    By Jim

    from Jackson, MS

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Setup of USB to serial

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron NexRemote Telescope Control Software Kit:

    Replicates NexStar hand control on your computer and expands it tour functionality.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fun!

    By Kevin

    from Falls Church, VA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron NexRemote Telescope Control Software Kit:

      I'm really enjoying NexRemote with my GPS 11. I've disconnected the HC and using the Computer port on the base. This is *not* the standard serial cable. The HC will be a good backup in case I have computer problems. I keep NexRemote at version 2.2 because that is what I'm used to but you can easily try out the newest HCs (if your MC board supports them).

      Setup was easy. I purchased a usb to serial adapter for my win7 laptop. Com5 was assigned to the serial port. In addition, I'm using SkyTools 3 Pro and it connects to virtual Com6 set in NexRemote so I can use both at the same time.

      It is inconvenient to use NexRemote and try to view through the eyepiece without a game controller. I'm using the LogiTech Rumble 2 wireless and it all works real well together.

      I like how the speech synth tells me where I'm at in the menus. It often means I don't have to look at the computer screen.

      Powering up the laptop means you may have to look at additional battery power at remote sites. Running the whole setup on my 28-Ah battery ran things down in about 4 hours. The telescope alone is good for 8 or more hours (haven't reached the limit).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      NexRemote for Nexstar 130 SLT

      By Arnoldo light traveler

      from Uvalde

      About Me Professional Guide

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Celestron NexRemote Telescope Control Software Kit:

      Product worked well with StarShooter USB Camera, had both screens side by side on desktop. NexRemote controls and handles just like having the handheld keypad in hand. Voice is excellent especially in the dark. Recommend this product to anyone wanting to have control and work like a pro with their telescope.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I would buy this again

      By PJ

      from Lutz, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography
        • Terrestrial Viewing
        • Travel
        • Yachting

        Comments about Celestron NexRemote Telescope Control Software Kit:

        Great addition and allows control from your computer (same as hand controller for functions), use with split screen for astrophotography from a distance.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect compliment to any GOTO Celestron

        By Josh K

        from Rio Rancho, NM

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Setup
        • Widely Compatible Adapter

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron NexRemote Telescope Control Software Kit:

          The NexRemote bundle provides the end user the ability to sit comfortably in your chair and control your scope, schedule and plot and save your viewing targets for upcoming evenings, and allows you more distance from your motorized scope while it's slewing around. The greatest part of this kit is the RS232(serial) to USB adaptor cabling provided in the bundle. Most modern laptops don't have serial ports anymore. The hand controls on the celstrons don't stretch very far at all, and if you do any astrophotography with a CCD, your camera is likely hooked to your laptop. It's nice to be able to manipulate the scope and camera from one device and without being so close to the scope that you'd get hit in the head as it slews around.

          The ONLY thing missing from this package is the ability to use the planetarium application to slew the scope by pointing and clicking a target. However, despite this one con, having the planetarium application and tour schedule is excellent, because if you do not know the catalog ID for the target you want to view, you can reference it in the planetarium and figure it out. Otherwise, with just the handcontroller, you're stuck guessing which M or NGC object it is you're trying to aim for.

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          Customer Q & A

          Q1: I am thinking about buying a celestron telescope with some extra hardware and software. I was wondering if you could use the NexRemote Telescope Control Software Package in coordination with Celestron - Nexstar Computerized Hand Control. Cheers

          A: That is exactly what it is designed to be used with.

          Q2: Are there any planetarium programs that control the C11 Advanced series scope without the nexremote software?

          A: Starry night software pro plus would be the next best choice.

          Q3: Will this software/hardware package work with my C6-RGT telescope and the CN16 accessory kit? Thanks!

          A: Yes, the NexRemote system will work with the C6-RGT scope and CN16 GPS kit.

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