Celestron NexStar+ (NexStar Plus) Hand Control EQ w/ USB Port

Celestron NexStar+ (NexStar Plus) Hand Control EQ w/ USB Port

Due to high demand and global product shortages due to the pandemic, please call for availability.

The Celestron NexStar+ hand controller is the perfect upgrade for a Celestron computerized equatorial mount, or to replace a lost or damaged hand controller. It never hurts to have a spare hand controller on-hand.

This simple plug-in replacement features an upgraded mini USB port instead of the classic phonejack-style RS-232 port. The hand controller is fully backwards-compatible with virtually all telescope-controlling astronomy software on the market thanks to the on-board USB-to-RS232 chip; no separate USB-to-RS232 adapter is required.

Computer Features

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Flash-upgradeable firmware
  • 40,000 objects in the database including complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues
  • 100 user-definable objects
  • Expanded information on over 200 objects
  • Two-line, 16-character LCD with red LED backlighting
  • Buttons are red LED backlit
  • Alignment: Two-star + optional calibration stars, QuickAlign, 1-Star, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
  • Solar System alignment method allows to view the moon and planets during the day
  • All-star polar alignment function
  • Nine Slew Speeds: 5°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
  • Custom Rate 9 feature allows to set maximum slew rate
  • USB 2.0 port for external computer control and firmware updates
  • ASCOM compatible
  • Software Features include: Mount Calibration, Database Filter Limits, Hibernate, five Alignment Procedures, and user-defined slew limits
  • GPS Upgradable via SkySync GPS Accessory (sold separately)