Celestron StarSense Hand Control w/ USB Port

Celestron StarSense Hand Control w/ USB Port

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

The Celestron StarSense hand controller is the perfect upgrade for any Celestron computerized mount sporting the StarSense Autoalign Accessory, 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
  • 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
  • Requires the StarSense AutoAlign Accessory (sold separately)
  • GPS Upgradable via SkySync GPS Accessory (sold separately)

Note: If you are purchasing a new StarSense AutoAlign Accessory from us, you do not need to purchase the hand controller separately unless you want a spare one for backup.