Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope with StarSense AutoAlign
What if your telescope could align itself with the press of a button? Now it can with the StarSense AutoAlign accessory. Just switch on your telescope and—in about three minutes—it’s ready to locate any object in the night sky. No more centering alignment stars in the eyepiece or adding GPS coordinates.
Once the quick automatic alignment is complete, you can choose an object to view or take a Sky Tour of the best objects currently visible. With StarSense, even first time users can harness the power of a computerized telescope.
How Celestron’s patented StarSense technology works
StarSense AutoAlign is made up of two components that work together with your telescope: the camera and the StarSense hand control. The camera attaches to your telescope in place of a finderscope. Its wide field of view captures images of the star patterns overhead. Then, StarSense compares those images with its internal database of more than 40,000 celestial objects, matching up star patterns like fingerprints. Once a match is confirmed, StarSense calculates its exact position and the location of thousands of stars, nebulae, galaxies, and more.
Your telescope just got smarter
You can enhance any current Celestron computerized telescope with StarSense AutoAlign, all the way up to the monster CGE Pro 1400HD. It’s also a perfect companion for Celestron’s entry-level computerized telescopes like NexStar SE or NexStar SLT. Check out the product specifications for a full compatibility list.
The most accurate GoTo alignment ever—perfect for astroimaging
StarSense AutoAlign is fast and convenient for a night of casual stargazing. But for serious amateur astronomers and imagers, it’s much more than just a time-saver. For long exposure astrophotography, you want the best pointing and tracking accuracy possible. Previously, advanced mount modeling was only available with a laptop and expensive software. But now, it’s built into StarSense AutoAlign.
Once you’ve performed the automatic alignment, you can improve your telescope’s accuracy by adding up to 10 additional calibration stars. With each additional star you add to your alignment, you improve StarSense’s internal model of the night sky.
The StarSense hand control also features Celestron’s proprietary All Star Polar Alignment procedure. By automating the GoTo alignment, StarSense can have you polar aligned and ready for a night of imaging in less than half the time of a traditional GoTo hand control.
- NexStar SE Series
- Evoluttion Series
- CPC, CPC DX
- NexStar GPS Series
- CGE Pro
- Advanced VX
- CGEM, CGEM DX
- NexStar SLT (with Aux Splitter)
- LCM (with Aux Splitter)
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DocumentationDownload the Celestron StarSense User Manual
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