Celestron’s SkyPortal planetarium and telescope control app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. With SkyPortal you can 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.

Celestron SkyPortal

Celestron SkyPortal

With SkyPortal you can control and automatically align your compatible Celestron telescope from your mobile device using StarSense and WiFi technology (StarSense Autoalign and SkyPortal WiFi Module sold separately).

The experts at Celestron have partnered with the renowned app developers at SkySafari to provide the best planetarium experience you’ll find in a free mobile app. SkyPortal is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. SkyPortal includes the following features:

  • Celestron’s All-Star Polar Alignment routine, allowing you to easily polar align your German Equatorial or wedge-mounted Alt-AZ mount, without accessories that aid in polar alignment
  • Introducing Tilt-to-slew feature. Slew your mount by simply tilting your phone/tablet.
  • French and Italian localisation
  • Augmented reality feature

PLANETARIUM FEATURES

  • Compass Mode enables you to hold your device up to the night sky and instantly identify stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Zoom in to view fainter objects not visible to the naked eye.
  • View a custom list of all the best celestial objects to view based on your time, date, and location.
  • Simulate the night sky up to 100 years in the past or future to plan your observing session. Look ahead to see when Jupiter’s Great Red Spot will be visible. Or animate a lunar eclipse such as the “Blood Moon” so you know what to expect before you set up your telescope.
  • View hundreds of astronomical photographs and NASA spacecraft images. Or listen to more than four hours of audio narration to learn the history, mythology, and science of the heavens.
  • Night Vision Mode helps you preserve your eyesight after dark.

COMPUTERISED TELESCOPE CONTROL

Pair your device to your compatible Celestron WiFi telescope, such as NexStar Evolution, or any compatible Celestron telescope equipped with the SkyPortal WiFi Module (formerly SkyQ-Link). Fast and easy alignment options allow you to align your telescope in minutes without any prior knowledge of the night sky. Tap any object and your telescope automatically centers it in the eyepiece.

SkyPortal’s telescope alignment incorporates advanced mount modelling, providing better pointing accuracy than other telescope systems that rely on a dedicated computer.

The SkyPortal App is available from Google Play and Apple App Store.

Products Compatible with SkyPortal

Celestron Astro Fi 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron Astro Fi 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope

£529.00
  • 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain with fully coated glass optics
  • Control your telescope via integrated WiFi using the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
  • Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup.
  • Accessories include: two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), star diagonal, finderscope, and a NEW integrated smartphone adaptor.
  • Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray
Out Of Stock

Celestron Astro Fi 130 Newtonian Telescope

£459.00
  • 130mm Newtonian Telescope with fully coated glass optics
  • Control your telescope via integrated WiFi using the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
  • Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup
  • Accessories include: two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), finderscope, and a NEW integrated smartphone adapter.
  • Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray
Out Of Stock

Celestron Astro Fi 5 Schmidt-Cassegrain

£549.00
  • Control your telescope via integrated WiFi using the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
  • 125mm (5″), F/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with XLT fully multi-coated optics provides outstanding views the Moon and planets, as well as bright deep space objects beyond our solar system
  • 1250mm Focal Length
  • Accessory tray holds 2 x 1.25” eyepieces, miscellaneous accessories, including a rubber-lined area for a smart phone or small tablet
  • Includes a StarPointer finderscope, 2 Kellner eyepieces, and mirror star diagonal
Celestron Astro Fi 6 Schmidt-CassegrainOut Of Stock

Celestron Astro Fi 6 Schmidt-Cassegrain

£649.00
  • 6″ Schmidt Cassegrain with fully coated glass optics.
  • Control your computerised telescope via integrated WiFi using Celestron’s free SkyPortal app
  • Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup.
  • Accessories include: two eyepieces (40mm and 13mm), star diagonal, StarPointer finderscope, and a NEW smartphone adaptor.
  • Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray.
Out Of Stock

Celestron Limited Edition NexStar Evolution 8 HD Telescope with StarSense – 60th Anniversary Edition

£3,095.00
  • 60th anniversary special edition run of only 600 units
  • Each telescope comes with a unique serial number and certificate of authenticity signed by Celestron pioneer Alan Hale and CEO Corey Lee
  • EdgeHD optics provide superb visual and astroimaging performance free of coma and field curvature
  • Carbon fibre telescope tube to minimise thermal expansion with ambient temperature changes
  • Retro details and all-new look with vintage-style badging and logos and a set of 3 interchangeable emblems
  • Rechargeable lithium-iron phosphate battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
  • Built-in WiFi – No hand control required! Use your smartphone or tablet to control the telescope via WiFi
  • StarSense AutoAlign automatically aligns your telescope in about 3 minutes
  • Fastar compatible so you can image deep sky objects at f/2, often eliminating the need to autoguide or track on a wedge
  • NexStar Evolution mount packed with convenient features including a USB charge port, adjustable lighting and precision machined worm gears for both axes
  • Includes 3 quality eyepieces – 32mm (2”), 15mm, and 9mm (both 1.25”), StarPointer Pro™ finderscope, StarSense AutoAlign, 2″ star diagonal with 1.25″ adaptor and more.
NexStar Evolution 5Out Of Stock

Celestron NexStar Evolution 5

£1,225.00
  • Compact, portable 5-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings
  • Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!
  • Computerised GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
  • Rechargeable internal lithium-iron battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing.
  • Improved industrial design with manual clutches and integrated carry handles, plus the added convenience of two accessory trays and a USB charge port for your smart device
Out Of Stock

Celestron NexStar Evolution 6

£1,425.00
  • Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!
  • Compact, portable 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings
  • Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
  • Rechargeable lithium-iron battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
  • Improved industrial design with manual clutches and integrated carry handles, plus the added convenience of two accessory trays and a USB charge port for your smart device
Out Of Stock

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8

£2,095.00
  • Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!
  • Compact, portable 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibility
  • Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance brass worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
  • Rechargeable lithium-iron battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
  • Improved industrial design with manual clutches and integrated carry handles, plus the added convenience of two accessory trays and a USB charge port for your smart device
Out Of Stock

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 HD with StarSense

£2,575.00
  • 8” EdgeHD Optics: Provides superb visual and astro-imaging performance, free of coma and field curvature.
  • Rechargeable lithium-iron battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
  • Built-in WiFi: No Hand controller required! Just use your smartphone or tablet which connects to the telescope via WiFi.
  • StarSense Auto Align: Automatically aligns your telescope and works with the SkyPortal app for complete wireless control.
  • Fastar/HyperStar compatible: Image deep sky objects in seconds at f/2, often eliminating the need to autoguide or track on a wedge.
  • NexStar Evolution Mount: Packed with convenient features, including manual release clutches and precision machined worm gears for both axes, tray lighting, USB charge port, tray lighting for your accessories, and more.
  • Fully motorized computer go-to: After automatically aligning with StarSense, select and go to objects with a tap on your smartphone.
Out Of Stock

Celestron NexStar Evolution 925

£2,475.00
  • Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!
  • Portable 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibility
  • Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
  • Rechargeable lithium-iron battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
  • Improved industrial design with manual clutches and integrated carry handles, plus the added convenience of two accessory trays and a USB charge port for your smart device
Out Of Stock

Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module

£109.00
  • SkyPortal WiFi module is compatible with all current Celestron computerised telescopes and selected older models.
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Wirelessly align and control your telescope using smartphone or tablet with Celestron’s free SkyPortal app
  • SkyPortal app works with iOS and Android devices
  • Easy to use: tap any celestial object you see in display’s sky to identify it instantly. Tap again and your telescope slews to that object, centring it perfectly in the eyepiece.
  • SkyPortal app database contains over 100,000 celestial objects and allows you to view astroimages and listen to audio descriptions for hundreds of the most popular objects while you observe.
  • Sky Tour feature generates best stars, galaxies and nebulae to view based on your exact time and location
  • WiFi module does not require batteries or external power.

Celestron StarSense AutoAlign for SkyWatcher Mounts

£289.00
  • Automatically align your computerised Sky-Watcher mount with StarSense
  • StarSense will automatically align your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes – No need to identify or locate any star in the sky
  • Replaces SynScan hand control, uses the Celestron StarSense hand control and StarSense camera. Comes with mounting bracket that is compatible with most Celestron and Sky-Watcher optical tubes.
  • 3 AUX port accessories: Supports StarSense and optional GPS accessory.
  • Lightweight and easy to attach with the included tripod strap.