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Starsense Automatic Alignment Telescope Accessory, Black (94005)
Enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope. No need to identify or locate any star in the skyStarSense automatically aligns your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes. Aligns in 3 minutes or less. Provides advanced mount modelingalign on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise GoTo pointing ...
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Celestron

Starsense Automatic Alignment Telescope Accessory, Black (94005)

BCD1148

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Enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope. No need to identify or locate any star in the skyStarSense automatically aligns your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes. Aligns in 3 minutes or less. Provides advanced mount modelingalign on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise GoTo pointing accuracy. StarSense hand controller included. Hot Product 2014 Sky and Telescop Award. Become an instant astronomer, even if youve never used a telescope before, with the one-of-a-kind StarSense AutoAlign. Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand control, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database. In about three minutes, it's gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky. The self-alignment technology behind our award-winning SkyProdigy series is now available for all of Celestron's current computerized telescopes and backwards compatible with many older models as well. A small digital camera takes the place of your finderscope and attaches using one of two provided mounting brackets. The included StarSense hand control, with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects, takes the place of your NexStar hand control. The camera automatically captures a series of images of the sky. StarSense identifies the stars in the images, matching them to its database. Once a positive match is confirmed, StarSense calculates the coordinates of the center of the captured image, thereby determining exactly where the telescope is pointed.

  • Enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope in 3 minutes or less so star gazing isn't a scavenger hunt.
  • No need to identify or locate any star in the skyStarSense automatically aligns your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes.
  • Provides advanced mount modelingalign on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise GoTo pointing accuracy.
  • Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand control, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database.
  • StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.
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It's so easy now to align my scope
by Valued Customer on July 27, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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How did I live without it??? It's so easy now to align my scope! :) ok but first I need to say that my first try didn't work, the software needed to be updated on the hand control. I had to call celestron and they guided me through the installation. First a lady told me to return it, but I had done my research and I knew it was probably an update that was causing the problem. Later I called back and a gentlemen walked me though the steps, I had to download a zipfile to download a program (does not work on a mac) needs to be a windows computer. After I downloaded the software I had to download the driver for the cable, if not the program wont recognize the device. The link for the driver was also provided by celestron. Once I did that, it updated and now it works amazing! So if you are thinking about making your like easy just spend the money because it's worth it, and yes it's a hassle that you need to do an update but I would do it all over again, because I hate the 3 star alignment haha. Wishing you dark skies! :)

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Super product! Well done Celestron!
by Valued Customer on May 29, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Outstanding product - works exactly as described. Need to follow initial directions and on the first try, got me within a couple of degrees of desired objects.

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50/50 chance of this puppy working.
by Valued Customer on May 22, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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When it works, it's good. But usually the telescope starts to move to all sorts of places BELOW the horizon to figure it out. I've taken it out four times and two times it worked well enough to use. Forget about using the apps for GPS location, and entering it into the machine manually is a total pain and if you want to take the telescope elsewhere that becomes a problem. I'm NOT a fan of using this, so I manually reset it and will be using my iPad for the GPS and hopefully that will work to actually set my time and location and find the stars accurately. I mean, it couldn't find Sirius and when I tried to refine it, that worked but then when I put in Betelgeuse and Aldebaran, it slewed the telescope north and then below the horizon (?!?!).I read that you may need to factory reset it to get it to work, and the reviews on here aren't stellar (pun intended) so if you have the money and the time, get it. If not, maybe there's another product out there that works better. For now, it's off the scope.

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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on May 19, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Very nice product

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Works.
by Valued Customer on May 10, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Works as it should. Saves me the hassle of alignment.

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Make Astronomy FUN Againif you have a Celestron.
by Valued Customer on April 14, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Simply the best thing I got for my Celestron 8SE. Done right, it put everything in the FOV (Field of View) with an 8mm eyepiece. Make sure you update the firmware, as you should on all devices. Made astronomy fun on my second trip out!

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I don't think I could be happier with this purchase
by Valued Customer on April 01, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I don't think I could be happier with this purchase. It has saved my knees all kinds of pain when it comes to my star and polar alignments. It has significantly cut down on the time it takes me to get my alignment and I'm now getting much better polar alignments which is very important for my astrophotography compared to stock Nextstar hand controller that came with my telescope.

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Poor quality control
by Valued Customer on March 26, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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My hand controller has a mini usb connector while the cable included is a micro usb. I think the hand controller is an early version as they don't use mini usb anymore. What gives, Celestron?

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Real alignment time saver and accurate
by Valued Customer on March 21, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I shall keep this brief as others have written detailed positive reviews which I largely endorse. I obtained last night excellent alignment results from my StarSense with my Celestron CGEM And 8"" OTA in an unfavourable sky which was more then 60% clouded over in a ribbed pattern. It would have been a nightmare doing an alignment manually - spotting a bright star in a clear slot between clouds, identifying it hurriedly before it disappeared, then following manual alignment procedure - and doing this 3 or 4 times on widely spaced stars. So I consider it very impressive that the StarSense performed so well in these conditions. It seemed to seek out the clear areas of sky. Of course, in the end it was a poor viewing night! I also agree on the importance of updating the firmware and software, which however, is not that straightforward. The cumbersome updating procedure, in my case with RS232 serial cable plus USBs, and clumsy updating management software is the main detraction from this unit, the less technically minded should seek help.In conclusion, a real time saver in operation, excellent accuracy, good value and highly recommended.

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but much easier to use than the time consuming and super annoying 3 star alignment
by Valued Customer on March 10, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Expensive, but much easier to use than the time consuming and super annoying 3 star alignment. Makes the Celestron 8SE I have ready to use in minutes. Although it works well, I'd like to see the upgrade to use this as a camera as well. We'll see if that's ever implemented by Celestron. Supposedly it's in the works.

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Outstanding product, and a great time saver!
by Valued Customer on March 05, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Outstanding addition to my CPC9.25. Makes setting up for a quick backyard observing session much quickersimply level the mount, mount the scope, turn it on And tell it to align. After the initial calibration to my scope, alignment is literally a hands-off affair that on takes about 3 minutes. It will make my life much easier when setting up for public viewing nights. My only slight complaint is the fact that my old hand controller has a slightly different shape than the new one and thus the telescope's controller bracket doesn't fit the new one. I will be checkinywith Celestron to see if a new bracket is available. No big deal.

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It works. It really works!
by Valued Customer on February 24, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Arrived in pristine condition and it worked perfectly! I was up and running first time in 12 minutes. I couldn't be happier at its simplicity and functionality. Make alignment easy and saves time.

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