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StarGPS NX for Celestron NexStar Telescopes

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  • StarGPS NX for Celestron NexStar Telescopes

    Add GPS to your Celestron NexStar Telescope! Imagine the possibilities if your telescope could access the Global Positioning System... so that it always knew when and where you were observing from. No more checking your watch. No more looking up site coordinates or fiddling with the keypad to enter the date, time, latitude and longitude. StarGPS has solved your problems! It utilizes a single cable to connect your telescope to a GPS receiver smaller than a computer mouse and automatically input these values - making your telescope setup much easier and more precise! StarGPS-NX is a "plug-and-play" solution for use with the Celestron NexStar, Meade AutoStar, LX200 Classic and Losmandy Gemini telescopes. It includes a GPS-NX02 receiver and the proper cable for your telescope. No software is required since the GPS receiver outputs commands and data the telescope already understands. Simply connect the GPS to your telescope, turn on the scope, and watch the GPS LED indicate: Power ON Location Determined Setup Complete Celestron NexStar controlled telescopes are manufactured by Celestron and include the models: NexStar GT or StarSeeker, NexStar iSeries, NexStar SLT, NexStar SE, Advanced Series GT (CG5 mount), CGE Series, CPC Series (with built-in GPS) and NexStar GPS (with built-in GPS). StarGPS-NX requires NexStar hand control firmware version 2.3, 104.0 or 4.0+ as displayed using the hand control "Utilities: Version" menu item. What I have always liked about all the StarGPS that they are simple: no setup required, no CD to download, no drivers, no fuss. Just plug it in and it does the work for you...These are products that work, and once installed you can forget about them and enjoy the night sky. Then, next time you are ready to fire up the telescope again....StarGPS NX02 is ready and waiting.

    -Dr. P. Clay Sherrod, Arkansas Sky Observatories

    Features of the Star GPS Receiver...

    • Fast time-to-first-fix and low power consumption
    • High performance 65-channel SkyTraq chipset
    • Supports standard NMEA-0183, Meade LX200, Celestron NexStar, Synta Binary and Vixen HTTP protocols
    • Automatically detects telescope type (Meade, Celestron, Synta, Vixen or none)
    • Switches to standard NMEA output after 45 seconds if no telescope is detected
    • Lithium cell sustains internal clock and memory (recharges during normal operation)
    • LED power indicator blinks to indicate receiver status
    • Automatic cold start with no user initialization required
    • Compact design with integrated antenna/receiver
    • One-year warranty (parts and labor)

    Star GPS Product Number: 1043

  • specifications

    Module TypeGPS Module
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
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Douglas B.
United States United States

Nice Accessory.

The Star GPS NX is a nice addition to my set up. It quickly finds my location and the time and enters it into my GoTo system. Saves me time whenever I take my scope out. Just remember to set your scope to either Standard time or DST when the time changes.

United States United States

Works very well

It was easy to hook up and works very well.

Charles B.
United States United States

Nice GPS unit for Celestron Nexstar 127SLT Telescope

Seems to work as described. The GPS unit saves me from manually entering my location in the Celestron control module, and seems to link up very quickly. there is no visual feedback other than flashing lights indicating function.

Charles V.
United States United States

Useful for telescope setup

This item speeds up setup as it finds a satellite and knows exactly where you are. You just have to remember to change the time from Daylight Saving to Standard time when the times change. I wondered why I was an hour off. Oops!

United States

StarGPS NX for Celestron

Bought this to replace a Celestron CN16 GPS that fell victim to the GPS date rollover. Works great and is much faster acquiring satellites. Much smaller also. Make sure you read all directions first and you'll have no problems.


NX for NexStar

Works as stated. Sale price was less than a hundred dollars and I thought I would give it a try. I am glad I did. GPS locks in quickly and sends the information to the telescope base. It has added pleasure and convenience to using my NexStar SE.