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Celestron NexGO Universal Smartphone Adapter - 81036

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Celestron
81036
$49

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Highlights

  • A complete digiscoping solution: NexGO connects your smartphone to your optic eyepiece
  • NexGO’s design works with most optics including telescopes (with most 1.25” eyepieces), spotting scopes, binoculars, monoculars, and microscopes.
  • Folds up for easy transport and storage.
  • Charge your phone during use.
  • Features two directional knobs (X-, and Y- axis) that perfectly align your phone’s camera with the eyepiece in seconds.
  • Stands up to rigorous field use thanks to its robust, durable construction with a metal frame and polymer body.

The NexGO Universal Smartphone Adapter is a great first step into the world of astroimaging or digiscoping. The NexGO provides you everything you need to capture sharp, detailed images and video.

NexGO fits any eyepiece from 25.4mm (1.0”) to 44.45mm (1.75”) in diameter, including most telescopes with 1.25” eyepieces, spotting scopes, monoculars, binoculars, and microscopes.

NexGO accommodates a wide range of smartphones including the latest devices from Apple, Samsung, and Google. The phone platform is fully adjustable and can fit any device—usually with the case still on. For older phones that are 5” tall or less, the NexGO includes a booster to ensure the fit with the device.

Precise Alignment

The NexGO sports rack and pinion X- and Y- fine adjustment knobs for precise alignment and it folds up to a smaller size for easy transport.  Secure the NexGO smartphone adapter to your eyepiece by tightening the orange knob which will clamp the unit around the eyepiece.

Maximize your storage space when traveling or not in use, the NexGO smartphone adapter collapses to a compact configuration for easy transportation and storing.

NOTE: The X and Y adjustment racks come calibrated from the factory, but should you need to adjust them, go to the Support & Downloads tab and read our Tension Adjustment Guide for details.

Robust Construction

The secure platform stands up to rigorous field use thanks to its robust, durable construction with a metal frame and polymer body.  The NexGO will stand up to years of outdoor adventures.

Easy as Ever

Most adapters rely on you placing your phone perfectly on the platform and only offer limited adjustments. But NexGO gives you the power to place your phone on the platform, center it over the eyepiece with the X and Y adjustment knobs until you have the entire field of view in your shot. 

From start to finish, the process only takes about 30 seconds, including the time it takes to insert the phone into NexGO, attach NexGO to an eyepiece, start the camera app, and center the camera over the eyepiece using the knobs.

Switching phones, eyepieces, or optical instruments, requires only slight adjustments to re-center the camera over the new eyepiece. If multiple people want to capture a shot through your optic, NexGO’s simple spring-loaded clamps make it easy to remove one device and replace it with another in seconds. NexGO is the ideal solution for star parties and group bird walks where everyone wants their own shot of the action.

You can also switch your image from portrait to landscape simply by turning the padded eyepiece clamp and readjusting the X- and Y-axis to realign your phone with the eyepiece.

NOTE: NexGO is compatible with telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, monoculars, and microscopes. NexGO works with most phone cases, but if you have an especially large phone case with built-in batteries or a folio-style case, you may need to remove it.

NexGO Smartphone Adapter Instructions

  1. Unfold your NexGO, and make sure the clamp is locked in with the main assembly.

  2. Connect the NexGO to your eyepiece

  • Position the clamp around the eyepiece and tighten the orange clamp knob until secure.
  • This can be done with the eyepiece remove from the optical device, if you choose.
  • Attach your phone

  • NexGo works with most regular phone cases, but you will need to remove “folio-style” cases. To insert your phone, pull the spring-loaded slider out. Place your phone on the platform, making sure the bottom is touching the rubber base. Then release the slider. Your phone should now be secure and ready for imaging. If it feels a bit loose, you may need to make tension adjustments to the rack and pinion system to keep the phone firmly in place. To do this, reference Tension Adjustment Guide under Support & Downloads.
  • Align and shoot

  • Open your camera app. Center your phone camera over the eyepiece by adjusting the X- and Y-axis knobs. Finally, adjust the focus using the focuser on your optics and snap the image.
    For more NexGO Imaging Tips and Tricks, check out our knowledgeable base file here
MANUALS:
NexGO Smartphone Adapter Manual
NexGO Smartphone Adapter Quick Setup Guide
OTHER PRODUCT FILES:
Imaging Tips and Tricks
Tension Adjustment Guide

 

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Typographical Errors and Order Cancellations

Telescopes Canada reserves the right to cancel an order due to an error in pricing by Telescopes Canada or one of our suppliers, equipment being no longer obtainable, or other events which are out of our control.

Client-Initiated Cancellations

Client-initiated order cancellations are accepted prior to delivery of the equipment to the customer, thereafter it is a return.
Compatible Optics: Telescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Monoculars and Microscopes
Eyepiece Clamp Style: Traditional Clamp Style w/ adjustment knob
Eyepiece Clamp Range: 25.4mm - 44.45mm (1.0" - 1.75")
Phone Clamp Style: Easy Loading with Internal Springs
Phone Clamp Range: 58mm - 103mm (2.28" - 4.06")
Fine Adjustment Style: X,Y Motion- via rack and pinion system
Materials: Cast metal, reinforced plastic, aluminum
Accessories: (1) Smartphone booster for smaller/older phones (5" tall and under)
Dimensions (open): 196.5mm x 101.6mm x 76.2mm (7.75" x 4.0" x 3.0")
Dimensions (Closed): 146mm x 120.6mm x 76.2mm (15.75" x 4.75" x 3.0")
Weight: 12.8 oz (362.87 g)
Solar Warning
  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.

Questions & Answers

  • Does this work well with the iPhone 12?

    Yes it will work well with the newest iPhones