You can also switch your image from portrait to landscape simply by turning the padded eyepiece clamp and readjusting the X-, Y-, and Z-axis to realign your phone with the eyepiece. Nice, but not great. First is refer to the tips on Mike Swanson’s excellent Nexstar Resource website. control and Sky Viewer display makes selecting your target easy. Position the clamp around the eyepiece and release. Read our guide! This is awful. If returned for repair the diagnosis might be nothing wrong with it (except location). Do you think Celestron will go for that? If you are interested in seeing what wifi is near you and what channels are being used, try running "Net Stumbler" or "Wigle wifi" apps. It is certainly used in Australia but possibly not Canada by the sound of it. There are also known conflicts between the 2.4 GHz channel and USB3 devices. I never needed 'Swarfega' in my life before changing a Celestron focuser. But a telescope will. ... Addendum for NexStar Evolution Telescopes: Addendum to the Advanced GT mount manual (firmware v.4.10) Addendum to the CGE mount manual (firmware v.4.10) I don't think I'll be using StarSense and I already have an extra Nexstar + HC. It’s internal WiFi was never reliable. The three-axis adjustment. Guess I need to find someone who has a PC. Planetarium software package which provides easy-to-understand explanations and impressive visuals of all kinds. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Just point the telescope at any three bright objects—stars, bright planets, or even the Moon—and your telescope can orient itself with the night sky. Was expecting a bit more, to be honest. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe! I don't know US Law, but in the UK you can return and have goods replaced within 14 days, no quibble. This innovative software solves the time-consuming problem of trying to pinpoint the North Celestial Pole. The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for for those Astronomers on the go. NOTE: NexYZ is compatible with telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, monoculars, and microscopes. Not happy, regretting my purchase already. Celestron Tech Support also said the reasons why its almost impossible to buy a new telescope right now are 1) COVID, many more people are buying telescopes than last year, 2) purchases are ramping up due to the upcoming holidays, but the main reason is: 3) shipping containers from China are being held at Chinese and US ports. NexYZ’s patented design works with telescopes (with most 1.25” or 2” eyepieces), spotting scopes, binoculars, monoculars, and microscopes (with the included adapter rings). (You may need to remove the eyepiece from the microscope to install the ring.) NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter. Reading foreign policy news helps figuring it out. However, WIFI is still absent, I occasionally get the dreaded "No Response 16" and "No Response 17," and sometimes the mount starts turning and never stops. EclipSmart solar products feature Solar Safe filter technology providing the ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation, including both IR and UV light, and filters 99.999% of visible light. Unleash the full pointing accuracy of your Celestron computerized telescope with a specialized telescope control software suite. Our proprietary StarBright XLT optical coatings dramatically increase transmission, up to 97.4% on our Schmidt corrector lenses. But don’t let this put you off. Celestron’s award-winning Nature DX binocular gets a major upgrade with the addition of ED objective lenses. Start here to find the perfect telescope for you! Celestron NexStar 6SE and 8SE Computerized Mount Features: The Celestron NexStar Computerized Mount can hold up to 12 lb Compatible with scopes under 17" in length Every ~5 minutes, the telescope all of a sudden starts slewing in one axis at full speed and I cannot stop the movement unless I turn the power off. I presently mount an Nexstar 8SE OTA, Tasco 4 inch Starguide MAK OTA and an ES David H. Levy Comet Hunter Mak-Newt OTA. Edited by giganova, 17 October 2020 - 10:01 AM. Celestron NexStar 8SE is a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a computerized alt-azimuth mount. After I turn on the telescope, I see a network "Celestron-FOD" for about one minute. If unfortunate to live in an area of severe Internet Clutter, there is not much you can do other than seek other solutions, perhaps using the 802.11ac 5 gHz channel which Celestron WiFi doesn’t yet support. As far as stability I Have a CPC 1100 tripod under mine. NexYZ is the ideal solution for star parties and group bird walks where everyone wants their own shot of the action. Must be similar to that black grease that I got all over while installing the feather touch focus knob! Michael's site was very helpful: I successfully updated the firmware for both the hand controller and mount, yeah! I have had the Evolution (Mount and 8 EdgeHD SCT) on a Wedge for about 3 years now. However, no luck getting the scope connected to my iPhone 11 using WIFI. I've had much better success with other wireless options. Condition is "Used". But had to sit patiently whilst my wife got a ancient can of the stuff out of the garage as I dare not move in fear of spreading even more black gunk mayhem. I tried the WIFI reset bottom on the telescope and are getting the same results. Sky recognition technology that has revolutionized the manual telescope by eliminating the confusion common among beginners and enhancing the user experience for even seasoned telescope users. I also want to get a second dovetail and mount a small guide telescope and plate to mount my mirrorless SLR with a fast lens instead of the stock Cassegrain for wide-field astrophotography. Most adapters rely on you placing your phone perfectly on the platform and only offer limited adjustment in two axes. To do this, reference NexYZ Tension Adjustment Guide under Support & Downloads. 2) Talk to the vendor and get a replacement of the entire telescope under warranty, which is what I did. It has high-quality optics with a huge 8-inch primary mirror and focal length of 2032mm(80inch). Good luck! I now use RS232 serial to USB adapter cable to mini-computer and then network that to indoor computer using Windows Remote Desktop. NexYZ fits any eyepiece from 35mm to 60mm in diameter, including telescopes equipped with 1.25” or 2” eyepieces, spotting scopes, monoculars, and binoculars. Plugged a USB cable into the base of the hand controller and started CFM. For more NexYZ Imaging Tips and Tricks, check out our knowledgeable base file here. At end of article is another link for troubles after updating firmware. What makes NexYZ’s patented design different from other smartphone adapters? The secure platform stands up to the weight of these heavier devices with ease, thanks to NexYZ’s strong metal spring and threaded twist lock. Community Forum Software by IP.BoardLicensed to: Cloudy Nights, This is not recommended for shared computers, Back to Celestron Computerized Telescopes, Question about element count and edge correction, Mars – 11/28/2020, 19h14m EST - C9.25 First Light, Right angle power extensions for Celstron threaded locking power plugs. Will be using SSF5. No WIFI: the Celestron WiFi only shows up for less than a minute after I turn on the telescope and I am unable to connect a mobile device. I leave it up to you to deduct why that is. Y'all can, of course, Google the term. Yep, exactly that! There are many things you can do to improve things. I'm interested in your thoughts; specifically the stability of the tripod and mount. Edited by giganova, 20 October 2020 - 06:21 PM. But you might have to arrange this via your retailer. ED glass is specially formulated and contains rare-earth compounds that greatly reduce a visual defect called chromatic aberration. It sounds a little different than your case: I could see the SSID but connections failed. Switching phones, eyepieces, or optical instruments, requires only slight adjustments to re-center the camera over the new eyepiece. Built with manual clutches, the Evolution is one of the first fork-mounted computerized telescopes … Should you need to tighten the tension on each axis for a customized secure connection, click the Support & Downloads tab to read our NexYZ Tension Adjustment Guide. You then adjust the phone’s position using the X and Y axis knobs – this too is easy and relatively quick. I added a second generation SkyPortal external WiFi accessory. Yes, I can refresh the hand controller, but I'm still having the same problems that it can't communicate with the mount. Celestron nexstar SE mount - posted in Mounts: I have a Celestron Nexstar 8SE and have just ordered an equatorial mount and may want to cell the SE mount, hand controller and tripod but … The Celestron NexStar SE Computerized Mount is the same one supplied with the amazing NexStar 6SE and NexStar 8SE, and is packed full of features! So I asked my vendor (B&H) to send me a replacement 6" and decided to swap the 6" OTA for an 8" later. 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