Celestron NexGuide Autoguider - Discontinued
The NexGuide Autoguider by Celestron:
Eliminate the need to have a laptop in the field with the Celestron NexGuide. This stand alone guider features a large 5.6 mm x 4.7 mm Sony CCD chip and auto calibration of each axis as well as automatically set guide rate parameters.
The included battery pack makes it even more field-friendly. The NexGuide also includes a 9-button hand control unit for easy menu navigation and a standard 1.25-inch ring for wide arrange of accessory compatibility.
Celestron NexGuide Autoguider Features:
- Stand-Alone autoguider eliminates the need for a laptop computer
- Sensitive CCD sensor allows you to track on fainter stars
- Larger chip provides more area for locating and keeping guide star on chip
- Automatic calibration of each axis in addition to automatically setting guide rate parameters
- Battery pack provides free and unrestricted use in the field
- Standard ring allows you to use any 1.25-inch eyepiece for centering and focusing
- 9-Button hand control allows quicker access to navigate menus
- Sony CCD Sensor - Chip size: 5.6 mm x 4.7 mm - Pixel Size: 9.6 u x 7.5 u
- Extermal Power Supply - 4 D-cell batteries (not included) or optional DC power supply
OPT Product Number: CE-93713
|Guider Type||Guiders/ Auto/ Stellar|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
I will say that a focal reducer should probably be added to your cart when you purchase this autoguider. The field of view, even with an f/5 refractor, is quite small, but I suppose that's to be expected. Other than that, it's simple and straight forward to use, it calibrates quickly, and guides rock steady for as long as I've given it a try (20-minutes so far, but I'm looking to extend that this winter.
I got this guider since Sep.14 2010. In the beginning, I did not use a right guiding telescope due to some of light axis problem on that telescope. After I changed to a smaller guide scope A60mm .F3.6(220mm and then everything coming to perfect. There are two issues caused I did not put 5 stars for rating. 1st is no alert sound when star lost. 2nd is battery box a little ****... :- Welcome to see my testing result on my blog. http://holidayfishing.blogspot.com/search/label/NexGuide%20Autoguider%20testing I will put more testing results on blog soon for longer exposure time and 1200mm after raining season here. Currently maximum exposure time on 600mm is 998 seconds with photo on my blog. Unfortunately, 15 mins results were deleted due to too many noise on DSLR photos. I will keep it next time for everyone who wish to own this guider. It worth the price. Have a clear sky..