Call us: 1.866.530.4155 Guest # 0
Sorry, this item is currently
Out Of Stock

Celestron SkyScout Connect for control of Celestron Computerized Telescopes

Item # HN-CELE297

Dimensions & Specifications

Product Guarantee

Manufacturer Warranty

Return & Exchange Policy

  • Connect your SkyScout directly to your Celestron computerized telescope
  • Locate any object in your telescope directly from your SkyScout
Images
Full Description
Specifications
Guarantee & Returns
Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Celestron SkyScout Connect for control of Celestron Computerized Telescopes
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Widely compatible adapter (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-5

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    5.0

    This is a link for Sky Scout, it works

    By PJ

    from Lutz, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Celestron SkyScout Connect for control of Celestron Computerized Telescopes:

      This links the Sky Scout to my 6SE Celestron Telescope, it does just that. All features are maintained on the telescope, the link allows you to slew to any star or planet for closer observation using your Sky Scout.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      MUST HAVE ITEM!

      By Waffle

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Celestron SkyScout Connect for control of Celestron Computerized Telescopes:

          Got this as a birthday present from my beautiful wife and it is just awesome! It enables my Celestron 6SE to use the GPS in my SkyScout to make the alignement process for my scope much much easier and amazingly accurate. No more fumbling around in the dark trying to load alignment information like coordinates or time, it does it all automatically and quickly! I now spend a lot more time viewing and enjoying rather than aligning and hunting. For someone like me who is new to astronomy it really makes learning the night sky much more enjoyable and easy!

          Another cool thing it does is when I am using the SkyScout to learn differant constellations, stars or other deep sky objects and I find something I want to take a closer look at it will slew my scope to that object with the push of a button. It doesn't always put the object I am looking for dead center of the eyepiece, but I have yet to not have it in the field of view. Combining the object data base's that are in my telescope and SkyScout and I never run out of objects to view! This is a must have! Trust me, you will not be disappointed

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It Works!

          By Al

          from San Rafael, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Celestron SkyScout Connect for control of Celestron Computerized Telescopes:

            I found Sky Scout Connect to work exactly as advertised. The instructions were simple to follow and effective. Once my Nexstar 4SE was aligned (I used auto align option)I was able to use my Sky Scout to direct my scope around the sky, slewing automatically from object to object. While my view was not on dead center each time, it was close enough. Sky Scout Connect helped me reduce the time it normally takes me to get a tour of the night sky.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Got to have!

            By casual observer!

            from Southern California

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great for alignment
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Cable not long enough

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography
            • For scope alignment
            • Terrestrial Viewing

            Comments about Celestron SkyScout Connect for control of Celestron Computerized Telescopes:

            Easy to use and set up. Great for telescope alignment for 2 or 3 star alignment. Just fun to play around with. Very accurate. You got to get one!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Pretty cool!

            By Lord Beowulf

            from Cedar Park, TX

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Neat feature

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Celestron SkyScout Connect for control of Celestron Computerized Telescopes:

            The SkyScout connect is a nice little add-on for your scope, and if you're considering adding GPS to your scope, the SkyScout plus the Connect gives you a much more versatile solution for only a fractional increase in price. With a working SkyScout, it's great to point the SkyScout at something, have it identify it and then slew the scope to that location. It's almost like magic!

            The Connect does make your hand controller (HC) a bit bulky, owing to the need to embed the existing coiled HC cord in the Connect behind the hand controller. Overall the kit does snap together into a nice neat assembly, but it's over twice the thickness of the original hand controller. It still retains the hook on the back for hanging the HC, and provides a new cable to go to the mount.

            The SkyScout attaches to the HC/Connect combo using a USB cable a the base of the Connect, while the Connect is internally connected to the serial port connector at the base of the HC. The USB cable that comes with the SkyScout is a bit short and keeps you tethered to the scope, although you can easily remove and reconnect as needed if you just want to use the SkyScout on its own. It's unfortunate that the USB connection was not configured to provide power to the SkyScout, however, as the SkyScout continues to eat batteries while it's connected and powered on. Also, I haven't looked for options yet, but the Connect blocks/uses the serial port at the base of the HC, preventing its connection to a PC. This appears to be an unfortunate oversight as it is not practical to remove the Connect from the HC on a regular basis.

            Displaying reviews 1-5

            Back to top

            Previous | Next »

            Tell us your thoughts about this product! Write a Review

            Customer Q & A

            1 Question About This Product
            Q: "hi if i connect sky scout to my 6se, will it save me the hassle of punchin in date, time, location?"
            A: The SkyScout will not allow you to bypass entering your date, time, and location.
            Ask a Question
            Email Address
            Your Question
            Please Enter
            Your Question
            Sponsored Links
            Customer Service
            Mon - Fri
            Sat
            9 am - 10 pm ET
            10 am - 6 pm ET
            Sales Assistance
            Mon - Fri
            Sat - Sun
            8 am - 12 am ET
            9 am - 12 am ET
            Hayneedle, Inc., Internet Shopping, Omaha, NE
            Recently Viewed Items (1)