Here we go with a price drop on another popular and useful Celestron accessory – the SkyPortal WiFi module.
With this module in place on a Celestron GOTO computerised mount, you can align and control your telescope wirelessly using your smartphone or tablet using Celestron’s free SkyPortal app for iOS and Android devices.
With the SkyPortal app you will see a graphical representation of the night sky on your phone or tablet. You can select and explore 100,000+ objects that is contained in SkyPortal’s database and while you observe, you can view astroimages and listen to audio descriptions for hundreds of popular celestial objects. Simply tap on any celestial object you see in the sky to identify it instantly and then tap again and your telescope slews to that object, centring in your telescope’s eyepiece. Not sure what to observe tonight? The Sky Tour feature generates a list of all the best stars, galaxies and nebulae to view based on your exact time and location
The SkyPortal WiFi module is compatible with the following mounts:
- Advanced VX
- Astro Fi
- CG-5 (with CG5-aux splitter)
- CGE, CGE Pro
- CGEM, CGEM II, CGEM DX
- CGX, CGX-L
- CPC, CPC DX
- NexStar GT (2015 and newer with Aux splitter)
The module is not compatible with NexStar i, NexStar GPS, Ultima 2000 and earlier generation goto mounts such as Compustar.