Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module
- Enables Wireless operation of compatible telescopes
- Provides SkyTour support as well- enables guided tours of the night sky
- Compatible with a wide range of Celestron telescopes
- Requires no batteries- plugs directly into your telescope
Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module
The SkyPortal WiFi Module by Celestron:
Celestron's innovative SkyPortal takes the technology behind their cool SkyPortal app even further by activating a wireless control feature for most computerized Celestron telescopes. More than merely enabling completely wireless operation (including telescope alignment) , the SkyPortal will allow you to automatically slew the scope to an object with a simple tap on your iPhone/iPad planetarium interface. And a SkyTour feature will even generate a list of the best stars, galaxies, and nebulas to see based on the user's time and location.
Compatible with Celestron's SkyPortal app available for Apple and Android devices. Containing 100,000+ objects, SkyPortal combines gorgeous astroimages and audio descriptions for a fully immersive observing experience. A Sky Tour feature will generate the very best deep sky objects to observe based on your location, date and time.
Celestron SkyPortal Adapter Highlights:
- The SkyPortal provides you with complete wireless control of your Celestron telescope
- Align your telescope wirelessly using your iPad or iPhone
- A planetarium-style screen allows you to send your telescope to any object displayed by simply taping on that object.
- Not sure what to look at? The Sky Tour function creates a list of all the best stars, galaxies, and nebulae up that night.
- The SkyPortal does not require any batteries; it plugs into the Aux port on your telescope.
- SkyPortal works with NexRemote as long as you download the latest version and SkyPortal Installer on the Celestron website.
Celestron Telescope and Mount Models Compatible with the SkyPortal Adapter:
- Advanced VX
- CG-5 (requires compatible cable)
- CGE Pro
- CGEM DX
- NexStar Evolution
- NexStar SLT
- NexStar SE
- SkyProdigy (no automatic alignment)
Celestron’s SkyPortal planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, thousands of stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, asteroids, comets, and satellites. You can even control and automatically align a compatible Celestron telescope from a smartphone or tablet using StarSense and WiFi technology.
|Module Type||Wifi Module|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
- Celestron SkyQ Link 2 WiFi Adapter
Have sent Sky Portal Module back for repair. Interface with customer service a bit cumbersome. Since then I have used SkyFi module and associated SkySafari Pro software and everything works great. I highly recommend the SkyFi system hardware and related SkySafari software. Still waiting on repair information on the SkyPortal module. Jerry E. Bayles firstname.lastname@example.org
The unit worked just as advertised. I haven’t used it much because of cold and cloudy weather, but my iPad synced to it easily and allowed me to direct the telescope through SkyPortal.
Much better than using the handpad
The module has an associated app on play store. It worked first time and failed at all subsequent attempts with the LG V20. I installed the app on my Redmi 4 and it works without any issues. The reason is more aggressive battery management or something else, which has nothing to do with the module or app itself. I am pointing this out so you know that this can be frustrating. I hear that connecting the phone to a power source disables all the monkey business in the background but I am going to be using it on my Redmi. With that out of the way, 5 stars to the product. I don't need to type in the date, time, location etc anymore. It picks up the info from the phone. And the second advantage is the ease of doing a 2 or 3 star alignment. I can get the whole list of stars on my phone display, which is from 2018. The handpad on the mount is from the 18th century or something - two line LED display. So this is a huge benefit. I can finish alignment in a flash and then use the phone to point out objects, and click the object on the phone and have the scope slew to it. There is also the audio description which is a neat addition. All in all, this is a handy device to have and a neat party trick, at a party of nerds. *wink*
So far poor! I’m on my 2nd module and I can’t get it to pair with my iPhoneX. Celestron says it is the CGX-L mount so I’m swapping that out to see if that resolves the problem!
Not Your Fault
Not the greatest. This is my second Sky Portal module that went South on me, and as I said not your fault. If anything I'd blame China where most of the modules are produced, You guys have given me excellent results as far as ordering and shipping.
I'm not sure what the complaint is
I wanted to control my AVX without using the hand paddle and I got to say using this with the app is great. I've been experiencing better pointing accuracy since I can add more calibration stars than I could with the Hand Controller. I want to try how well it works the StarSense. I haven't had the problem with multiple wifi signals interfering with the module. I've been using it around my apartment complex and everything is working just fine. I only wish the app could help with polar alignment since it would be faster than the drift method I'm currently using.