WiFi Access to the Universe with the SkyPortal WiFi module.
Celestron's innovative new SkyPortal WiFi Module takes the technology behind their SkyPortal app even further, by activating a wireless control feature for most computerized Celestron telescopes. Compatible with Android and iOS devices.
More than merely enabling completely wireless operation (including telescope alignment), the SkyPortal WiFi Module will allow you to automatically slew the scope to an object with a simple tap on your iPhone/iPad planetarium interface. The SkyTour feature will even generate a list of the best stars, galaxies, and nebulae to see based on the user's time and location.
The SkyPortal WiFi Module can also be used with Windows computers using Celestron's Nexremote software. Instructions are pending for this, as soon as we have that information, we'll update this listing.
The SkyPortal WiFi Module can be used with most Celestron computerized telescopes. Simply plug it into the auxiliary port, or hand control port. The original hand control is not required, except for Nexstar 4/5 SE telescopes.
The SkyPortal WiFi Module is confirmed to not work with the Nexstar GT series telescopes.
For Apple iPad or iPhone users, the Celestron SkyPortal app is required. ($5 at the app store)
For Windows users, the Celestron Nexremote program is required. This program is provided with many Celestron telescopes, and is also available as a separate purchase.
This product was fomerly named the SkyQ Link II.