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Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes to RS-232 Port

Item # HN-CELE038

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Celestron
Telescope Accessories Series
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  • Allows computerized Celestron telescope to connect to PC
  • This cable connects to your PC's serial port
  • For use with a USB port, and adapter will be needed
  • Allows for upgrading software in hand-controller
  • Length is 62"
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Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes to RS-232 Port
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Strong construction (5)
  • Widely compatible adapter (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (12), Avid adventurer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    THE BEST!! COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT!!

    It is very easy to work with and is awesome to see the heavens from my computer!!!! It is very exciting and i just can't stop working with it!! I always print ...Read complete review

    It is very easy to work with and is awesome to see the heavens from my computer!!!! It is very exciting and i just can't stop working with it!! I always print everything that i see!! It is so easy to use that 5 year old can use it! If I can do it, you can do it!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Love the idea but....

    This would be absolutely perfect if it could be a USB connection instead of a serial connection. Not a whole lot of laptops come with a serial port anymore!!! It works like it ...Read complete review

    This would be absolutely perfect if it could be a USB connection instead of a serial connection. Not a whole lot of laptops come with a serial port anymore!!! It works like it should when you buy the serial to usb adapter...

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    5.0

    Exactly What I Ordered

    By Timothy

    from WARWICK,RI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes to RS-232 Port:

      This is a tough one to screw up... It was exactly what I ordered, arrived quickly and performed as expected.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes

      By Trex

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Good price fast delivery

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes to RS-232 Port:

        Fast delivery, good price

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Nexstar rs232 Cable

        By CJlomax

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • I wish it was longer

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes to RS-232 Port:

        Works out of the box, however I have a Mac so I had to use a virtual machine (XP) and install my prolific USB driver in it. I used the VM to control the telescope using the connection at the end of the hand control via the Nexstar program.

        Very very simple..

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        RS-232

        By John

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Padding
        • Great Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes to RS-232 Port:

          This RS-232 and Collimater and power pak and eyepiece with barlow kit should have come with the NexStar 130 SLT Bundle.

          The part is necessary for a Laptop, yet is way overpriced

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Works with SLT series

          By somename

          from Savoy, IL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography
            • Bright Conditions
            • Terrestrial Viewing

            Comments about Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes to RS-232 Port:

            I got this to upgrade firmware of 102 SLT and had no problem updating both band control and motor control firmwares. I also tried ASCOM control, and it works for that also. So, if you have SLT line of telescopes, this serial cable will work for you.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Customer Q & A

            3 Questions About This Product
            Q: "Can you view images on your computer"
            A: The cable will allow you to control a properly-aligned telescope from your computer. However, seeing with the telescope "sees" on your computer will require an imaging device like the Zhumell Digital Eyepiece. Here's the URL; just paste it into your browser's address window: http://telescopes.com/products/zhumell-1-25in-digital-eyepiece-super-sale-closeout-32584.html.
            Q: "Can this cable be used with my Meade DS-2130ATS with Autostar?"
            A: Unfortunately, no. You'll need the Meade version for the Meade scope. Here's the URL; just paste it into your browser's address window: http://telescopes.com/products/meade-usb-to-rs-232-bridge-cable-18621.html.
            Q: "does this cable require buying additional software? does the software that came with my new telescope work with it?"
            A: The Celestron Cable NexStar telescopes to RS-232 Port requires no additional software. The software supplied with your scope should work fine with it.
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