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Celestron Starsense Autoalign System - 94005

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Accessory
Celestron
94005
$500

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Highlights

  • Enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope. See a full list of compatible telescopes in the technology tab.
  • No need to identify or locate any star in the sky–StarSense automatically aligns your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes
  • Aligns in 3 minutes or less
  • Provides advanced mount modeling—align on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise GoTo pointing accuracy
  • StarSense hand controller included

Become an instant astronomer, even if you've never used a telescope before, with the one-of-a-kind StarSense AutoAlign. Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand control, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database. In about three minutes, it's gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.

How it Works

The self-alignment technology behind our award-winning SkyProdigy series is now available for most of Celestron's current computerized telescopes and compatible with many older models as well. (See compatibility list below.)

A small digital camera takes the place of your finderscope and attaches using one of two provided mounting brackets. The included StarSense hand control, with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects, takes the place of your NexStar hand control. The camera automatically captures a series of images of the sky. StarSense identifies the stars in the images, matching them to its database. Once a positive match is confirmed, StarSense calculates the coordinates of the center of the captured image, thereby determining exactly where the telescope is pointed.

Before StarSense, using a computerized telescope required a lengthy alignment process of finding and centering at least two bright stars in the telescope's eyepiece. But StarSense automatically aligns itself with minimal user input. Just enter your time, date, and location and let StarSense do the rest!

Advanced Mount Modeling

Even the most advanced telescope users will love using StarSense AutoAlign. This affordable accessory replaces the expensive software usually used for advanced mount modeling.

With built-in mount modeling, you'll get superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon. When your alignment needs to be perfect, add up to 10 additional calibration stars to achieve a new level of accuracy, great for locating objects in the camera's field of view for astroimaging.

 StarSense camera field of view: 6.88º x 5.16º


StarSense Compatibility List

Any mount with 5.x or greater is compatible with the software

Compatible
Advanced VX CGX-L
Astro Fi CPC, CPC DX
CG-5 (with CG-5 Aux. splitter) NexStar Evolution
CGE NexStar GT (2015 models and newer with Aux. splitter)
CGE Pro NexStar SE Series
CGEM II NexStar SLT
CGEM, CGEM DX SkyProdigy
CGX
Not Compatible
NexStar i Series NexStar GPS
Ultima 2000 Early generation GoTo mounts (such as Compustar)
LCM series
Manuals:
StarSense AutoAlign Manual
Software & Firmware:
Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM) Software

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.

Shipping

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.
Camera Information:
Imaging Sensor Aptina MT9M034 1 .2 Megapixel CMOS
Pixel Array 1280 x 960
Pixel Size 3 .75μm x 3 .75μm
Objective Lens Diameter 20mm (2-element)
Objective Lens Focal Length 40mm
Objective Lens Focal Ratio/F-stop f/2
Control Board 32-bit processor with embedded Linux Operating System
USB Port USB 2 .0
Auxiliary Port Connects to Celestron telescopes
Hand Controller Information:
Object Database 45,178
LCD Red backlit 4 Line LCD
CPU STMicro ARM 32-bit Cortex™-M3 CPU
Software and Firmware Fully upgradable
RS-232 Port PC connectable for software/firmware upgrades

Questions & Answers

  • The star Sense auto alignment system, does it come with the stand to make it turn and adjust or is it just the controller and the star finder piece that goes on he tub and I have the celestron 130 eq. Will it work with that

    The StarSense Alignment system will work with computerized Celestron mounts, giving the computer commands to move the mount to align it.  It won't work with mounts that don't have the computer and motorization.