Celestron’s All-Star™ Polar Alignment is an innovative polar alignment procedure available on selected Celestron computerised telescopes that allows any bright star to be selected while the software calculates and assists with the mount’s polar alignment. Accurate polar alignment of a German equatorial mount is essential in order to undertake long-exposure astroimaging, otherwise your final resulting images will show trailed stars or field rotation.
Celestron and PlaneWave Instruments have jointly developed specialised telescope control software. CPWI’s telescope control and Sky Viewer display makes selecting your target easy from its extensive 10 million object database.
CPWI uses PointXP mount modelling, which accepts numerous star alignment points for superior pointing accuracy. PointXP (the same technology found in Celestron’s StarSense accessory) goes beyond the pointing capability of a traditional hand control. By adding multiple star alignment points, CPWI accounts for various types of alignment errors, including instrument flexure. The result is the best possible pointing accuracy for your Celestron telescope.
Celestron’s EdgeHD is an aplanatic flat-field Schmidt optical system that produces aberration-free images with pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the field of view of today’s large imaging sensors and wide field eyepieces. EdgeHD’s optics virtually eliminates both field curvature and off-axis star coma, to provide an astrographic-quality system at a fraction of the price of competitors.
For powering your astronomical equipment in the field, Celestron’s Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery types. Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) boasts an un-recharged shelf life of 10 years and can be charged and discharged 2000 times.
NexRemote software allows you to control your Celestron computerised telescope from a personal computer by providing full emulation of the Celestron hand controller. Everything that can be done using the telescope’s handset can now be accomplished remotely from a PC or laptop including alignment in any tracking mode, selecting a celestial object from the internal database and connecting to popular planetarium programs.
With Celestron’s patented SkyAlign alignment technology, SkyAlign is the simplest method to align a computerised telescope, providing ease of use for beginners while retaining the accuracy demanded by more experienced users. Simply point your telescope at any three bright celestial objects and your telescope will orient itself with the night sky.
Celestron’s SkyPortal is a FREE planetarium and telescope control app for iOS and Android devices. With SkyPortal you can control and automatically align your compatible Celestron telescope as well as explore our Solar System, 120,000+ stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the International Space Station too. SkyPortal includes everything that you need to experience the night sky in a more exciting new interactive way.
Solar Safe filter technology provides the ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation, including in IR and UV region of the visible spectrum, and it also filters out 99.999% of visible light. Celestron Solar Safe filter technology is GUARANTEED SAFE for direct solar observation and has been independently tested by SAI Global Assurance Services.
StarBright XLT is Celestron’s revolutionary optical coating system that outperforms any other coating in the commercial telescope market. Celestron use unique enhanced multi-layer mirror coatings, multi-layer anti-reflective coatings and high transmission water white glass to give an impressive overall system transmission. Celestron’s most popular Schmidt-Cassegrain/EdgeHD telescopes come standard with this high-quality optical coating, making for an incredible value.
Sky recognition technology that has revolutionised the manual telescope by eliminating the confusion common among beginners and enhancing the user experience for even seasoned telescope users.
Setting up your telescope’s alignment has never been easier with Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology. StarSense uses an onboard digital camera to take three pictures of the night sky. It then analyses these pictures against an internal database (similar to fingerprint matching) and automatically aligns the telescope. The entire process takes about three minutes, and needs absolutely no user intervention.
For finding out what is up in the sky now, tonight or later, Starry Night is ideal. It is a planetarium software package which provides easy-to-understand explanations and impressive visuals of all kinds of night sky phenomena. Use Starry Night to learn more about extra solar planets imagery, 3D Stars rendering, observation planning, telescope control, multiple-panel printing, and much more. Starry Night is available on macOS and Microsoft Windows.
Celestron’s WiFi technology lets you control your telescope with a tap of your smart device. Connect your device to your WiFi telescope’s built-in wireless network, or you can upgrade your compatible Celestron computerised telescope with the SkyPortal WiFi module, and you can explore the universe with Celestron’s SkyPortal mobile app for iOS and Android.