SKU: GC39-93999

Celestron StarSense Hand Control USB

Designed specifically for use with their StarSense AutoAlign System and compatible motorized mounts, Celestron's StarSense Hand Controller connects to and is powered by the mount via a coiled cord. Once connected, it puts a 45,000+ object database in the palm of your hand and helps you to explore near and deep-sky celestial subjects from the Moon and planets; to galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. If you're not sure what is available overhead, simply use the Tour Mode and the controller will show you the best objects based on your current location, date, and time.

To get you observing faster the controller works with the StarSense system to automatically align your scope with little input from the user, while the 3 rates ensure accurate tracking all night with little correction required. Backlash compensation and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) help to increase the smoothness, precision, and accuracy of tracking. It's 4-line/18-character LCD screen gives you access to the intuitive menu-driven user-interface for fast navigation of the sub-menus while showing you all information in red to preserve night-adjusted vision. Variable brightness levels for the screen and button backlight ensure comfortable use.

Features

Intuitive menu-driven user interface

Nine slew speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 0.3°/sec, 1.0°/sec, 2°/sec, 4°/sec

Multiple tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, and Solar

Anti-backlash correction: Train-out intrinsic play in gears for smoother movement and tracking

Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): Improves tracking precision for long-exposure astrophotography and imaging

Database

45,000+-object database

100 user-defined objects for customization

Filters for creating custom object lists

Solar System: All 7 planets plus the Moon, Sun, and Pluto

Custom lists of all the brightest stars, double stars, variable stars, and asterisms

Custom lists of all the best galaxies, nebulae, and clusters, as well as the complete Messier catalogue, and select NGC objects

Functions

Multiple alignment options: StarSense auto, StarSense manual, Solar system, Polar, or Quick align

Sky Tour: Based on location, date, and time, the system shows the best objects in the sky and automatically slews to them

Identify: Center an object and press the button to search the database. It will display the name and angular distances to the nearest matching objects from the telescope's current location

Selectable for EQ or Alt-az mounts

Physical Characteristics

4-line, 18-character LCD window

Red backlighting for comfortable viewing without affecting night-adjusted vision

Adjustable brightness levels

19 function keys, backlit in red

Mini USB port: Connect to a computer, for use with software programs for point-and-click slewing capability and updating firmware via PC

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Product Overview

Designed specifically for use with their StarSense AutoAlign System and compatible motorized mounts, Celestron's StarSense Hand Controller connects to and is powered by the mount via a coiled cord. Once connected, it puts a 45,000+ object database in the palm of your hand and helps you to explore near and deep-sky celestial subjects from the Moon and planets; to galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. If you're not sure what is available overhead, simply use the Tour Mode and the controller will show you the best objects based on your current location, date, and time.

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