Celestron have taken their expertise in telescope technology to develop their NexRemote™ Telescope Control Software. The NexRemote software allows a Celestron computerised telescope to be controlled from a personal computer and provides full emulation of every aspect of the Celestron computerised hand control, including:

  • Alignment in any tracking mode
  • Celestial object database
  • Programmable user objects
  • Hibernation
  • Connection to popular planetarium programs

In addition to being a hand control emulator, NexRemote includes several exclusive features that will turn your observing session into a full interactive, multimedia experience:

  • Use your favourite planetarium software at the same time as NexRemote
  • Custom tour creation
  • Use speech support to hear NexRemote say everything out loud

The software was developed for Celestron’s high-end telescopes that use the NexStar control system, including the NexStar SLT and SE series, Advanced VX, CPC, CGEM, and CGE Pro. NexRemote began shipping in March 2005 with select high-end computerised Celestron telescopes, and now ships with several of our telescope series. Contact your Celestron dealer to find out which models include NexRemote. NexRemote software comes with an RS-232 cable to connect your Celestron telescope to a PC.

If you already own a compatible Celestron computerised telescope and want to take it to the next level of convenience and enjoyment, NexRemote software can be downloaded for free here (please note that you will need a RS-232 cable and a serial-to-USB adapter).

System Requirements

Compatible Telescopes:

  • NexStar GT
  • NexStar SLT
  • NexStar SE
  • Advanced VX
  • CPC
  • CGEM
  • CGE
  • Discontinued Celestron NexStar 8/9.25/11 GPS
  • Discontinued Celestron NexStar 5i/8i/8i SE
  • Discontinued Celestron Advanced Computerised

Computer:

  • PC compatible (233MHz Pentium II or better is required)
  • Windows 98SE or later is required for basic operation
  • Windows NT, 2000, or XP is required for Virtual Port operation
  • NexRemote will not work with 64-bit version of Windows Vista
  • DirectX 7 or later must be installed (download for free here)
  • SAPI 5.1 or later is required for speech support (download for free here)
  • MDAC 2.5 or later is required for tour editing. If no database entries are displayed when you launch NexTour, download this update for free by clicking here.

Port:

  • RS-232 serial port (or USB-to-serial /PCMCIA-to-serial adapter)

Cable:

  • PC port (programming) or HC serial cable. Note that an additional device is required when using NexStar GT telescopes; please contact technical support for more details.

Note:

  1. Virtually any gamepad can be configured to work with NexRemote. Read the help files for details.
  2. The 2 software discs (NexRemote and SkyX) are no longer included in newer mounts, as both have been rendered redundant due to the inclusion of the Starry Night Software. NexRemote is still available for download, but is no longer supported

Products with NexRemote

Celestron Advanced VX 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron Advanced VX 11″ Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

£2,899.00
  • Celestron 11″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and Advanced VX German equatorial mount package
  • Celestron 11″ Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Aluminium Optical Tube
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 2350 mm focal length (f/10)
  • 40mm eyepiece (70x), 1.25″ visual back for use with 1.25″ accessories, star diagonal and 9×50 finderscope to help accurately find objects included
  • Advanced VX mount is the most compact and portable of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as their larger mounts with minimal flexure and an improved industrial design
  • Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 13.6kg (30 lbs)
  • High-torque motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances and for smoothly driving heavy loads
  • Every feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and more
  • Ergonomic design for easy disassembly into compact portable components
  • Track across the meridian without interference from the motor housings
  • Latitude range for use between 7 – 77° latitude.
  • Improved electronics with increased memory for future expansion
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Celestron Advanced VX 6" Refractor TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron Advanced VX 6″ Refractor Telescope

£1,799.00
  • Celestron 6″ (150mm) f/8 refractor and Advanced VX German equatorial mount package
  • Perfect for high contrast planetary views
  • Accessories include a 20mm eyepiece and 9×50 finderscope
  • Advanced VX mount is the most compact and portable of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as their larger mounts with minimal flexure and an improved industrial design
  • Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 13.6kg (30 lbs)
  • High-torque motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances and for smoothly driving heavy loads
  • Every feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and more
  • Ergonomic design for easy disassembly into compact portable components
  • Track across the meridian without interference from the motor housings
  • Latitude range for use between 7 – 77° latitude.
  • Improved electronics with increased memory for future expansion
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Celestron Advanced VX 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron Advanced VX 6″ Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

£1,599.00
  • Celestron 6″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and Advanced VX German equatorial mount package
  • Celestron 6″ Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Aluminium Optical Tube
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 1500 mm focal length (f/10)
  • 25 mm eyepiece (60x), 1.25″ visual back for use with 1.25″ accessories amd 6×30 finderscope to help accurately find objects included
  • Advanced VX mount is the most compact and portable of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as their larger mounts with minimal flexure and an improved industrial design
  • Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 13.6kg (30 lbs)
  • High-torque motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances and for smoothly driving heavy loads
  • Every feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and more
  • Ergonomic design for easy disassembly into compact portable components
  • Track across the meridian without interference from the motor housings
  • Latitude range for use between 7 – 77° latitude.
  • Improved electronics with increased memory for future expansion
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Celestron Advanced VX 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron Advanced VX 8″ Schmidt-Cassegrain

£1,849.00

 

  • Celestron 8″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and Advanced VX German equatorial mount package
  • Celestron 8″ Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Aluminium Optical Tube
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • 2000 mm focal length (f/10)
  • 25 mm eyepiece (60x), 1.25″ visual back for use with 1.25″ accessories, star diagonal and 6×30 finderscope to help accurately find objects included
  • Advanced VX mount is the most compact and portable of Celestron’s German equatorial mounts offers the same rigidity as their larger mounts with minimal flexure and an improved industrial design
  • Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 13.6kg (30 lbs)
  • High-torque motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances and for smoothly driving heavy loads
  • Every feature an astroimager wants: PEC, an autoguider port, the ability to image across the meridian, and more
  • Ergonomic design for easy disassembly into compact portable components
  • Track across the meridian without interference from the motor housings
  • Latitude range for use between 7 – 77° latitude.
  • Improved electronics with increased memory for future expansion
  • NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Out Of Stock

Celestron Advanced VX German Equatorial Mount

£875.00
  • Holds a maximum instrument capacity of 13.6kg (30 lbs)
  • High-torque motors offer improved tracking performance & provide more power to overcome load imbalances and for smoothly driving heavy loads
  • Permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) for improved tracking performance for astroimaging
  • Ergonomic design for easy disassembly into compact portable components
  • Track across the meridian without interference from the motor housings
  • Latitude range for use between 7 – 77° latitude.
  • Improved electronics with increased memory for future expansion
  • NexStar hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Celestron CGX Equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron CGX Equatorial 925 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

£3,525.00
  • Celestron 9.25″ SCT and CGX computerised equatorial mount package
  • 9.25″ Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Aluminium Optical Tube
  • 2350mm focal length (f/10)
  • The CGX, with its 55 lb. load capacity, is Celestron’s most innovative, state-of-the art, computerised equatorial mount to date, and provides a very sturdy and rigid platform.
  • The drive system utilises low cog DC Servo motors with integrated optical encoders, belt and pulley motor connection, spring-loaded steel worm gears supported by precision sealed bearings, and brass worm wheels for smooth, accurate slewing and tracking performance with little backlash.
  • Fully remote imaging capable, with optical limit switches, home sensors, through-mount cabling, and hard stops.
  • Included Celestron PWI software allows direct computer control via USB 2.0 connection.
  • Proven NexStar+ computerised telescope control technology supports functions to address imagers’ needs, such as All-Star Polar Alignment, Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC), and adjustable tracking through meridian.
Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1100 RASA 11" TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1100 RASA 11″ Telescope

£7,499.00
  • Celestron RASA 11″ telescope and CGX mount package
  • Rowe-Ackermann 11-inch f/2.2 optical design
  • Rare-earth glass for images free of false color, coma, and field curvature
  • 43.3 mm optimised image circle with pinpoint stars to the far corners of even the largest astroimaging sensors. 52 mm usable field for larger format sensors
  • Custom engineered linear brass focuser bearing reduces image shift
  • Dual-speed 10:1 FeatherTouch Micro Focus Knob for precise focusing
  • Exceptional 34kg/75 lb load capacity CGX-L mount.
  • Larger 144 mm diameter worm wheels to better and more accurately drive heavier loads
  • Longer 270 mm dovetail saddle to better support larger optical tubes
  • Massive 70mm/2.75″  stainless steel tripod legs with a wider stance for improved stability under heavy loads
  • Spring-loaded brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm gear reduce friction and provide optimum gear mesh
  • Internal cabling for worry-free remote operation. Power input and lower accessory ports remain stationary while the mount slews to avoid snags
  • Includes Celestron’s new PWI telescope control software featuring multi-point mount modelling for extremely precise pointing accuracy
Celestron CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) Computerised TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) Computerised Telescope

£3,649.00
  • 11″ diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 2800mm focal length (f/10)
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Fully computerised dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
  • Ergonomic design for easy lifting and moving the telescope
  • Heavy-duty tripod with sturdy 2″ steel legs and accessory tray
  • Convenient remote hand control holder – Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
  • 9×50 finderscope, eyepiece and diagonal included
  • Can be used with Celestron CPWI software
  • Compatible with Celestron StarSense and SkyPortal WiFi module
Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerised TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Computerised Telescope

£2,225.00
  • 8″ diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 2000mm focal length (f/10)
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Fully computerised dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
  • Ergonomic design for easy lifting and moving the telescope
  • Heavy-duty tripod with sturdy 2″ steel legs and accessory tray
  • Convenient remote hand control holder – Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
  • 9×50 finderscope, eyepiece and diagonal included
  • Can be used with Celestron CPWI software
  • Compatible with Celestron StarSense and SkyPortal WiFi module
Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerised TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron CPC 925 GPS (XLT) Computerised Telescope

£2,799.00
  • 9.25″ aperture diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 2350mm focal length (f/10)
  • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings
  • Fully computerised dual fork arm Altazimuth mount
  • Ergonomic design for easy lifting and moving the telescope
  • Heavy-duty tripod with sturdy 2″ steel legs and accessory tray
  • Convenient remote hand control holder – Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope
  • 9×50 finderscope, eyepiece and diagonal included
  • Can be used with Celestron CPWI software
  • Compatible with Celestron StarSense and SkyPortal WiFi module
Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD Computerised TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD Computerised Telescope

£4,799.00
  • Celestron 11 inch f/10 EdgeHD optics provides stunning views and sharp astroimages free of visual defects
  • Sturdy dual fork arm mount with upgraded gears and motors anchors the telescope for superior tracking and pointing accuracy
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics with spring loaded RA worm block with enveloping brass teeth
  • Re-designed electronics deliver constant regulated power to the motors making them capable of driving the telescope even when not perfectly balanced
  • Computer assisted All-Star polar-alignment
  • NexStar+ hand control and internal GPS guides users through the simple SkyAlign setup and features a 40,000+ object database
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading updates over the Internet
  • Ready for serious astroimaging, CPC Deluxe HD features All-Star Polar Alignment and Permanently Programmable Periodic Error Correction when equipped with the HD Pro Wedge
Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD Computerised Telescope

Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD Computerised Telescope

£2,949.00
  • Celestron 8-inch f/10 EdgeHD optics provides stunning views and sharp astroimages free of visual defects
  • Sturdy dual fork arm mount with upgraded gears and motors anchors the telescope for superior tracking and pointing accuracy
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics with spring loaded RA worm block with enveloping brass teeth
  • Re-designed electronics deliver constant regulated power to the motors making them capable of driving the telescope even when not perfectly balanced
  • Computer assisted All-Star polar-alignment
  • NexStar+ hand control and internal GPS guides users through the simple SkyAlign setup and features a 40,000+ object database
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading updates over the Internet
  • Ready for serious astroimaging, CPC Deluxe HD features All-Star Polar Alignment and Permanently Programmable Periodic Error Correction when equipped with the HD Pro Wedge
Celestron CPC Deluxe 925 HD Computerised TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron CPC Deluxe 925 HD Computerised Telescope

£3,749.00
  • Celestron 9.25 inch f/10 EdgeHD optics provides stunning views and sharp astroimages free of visual defects
  • Sturdy dual fork arm mount with upgraded gears and motors anchors the telescope for superior tracking and pointing accuracy
  • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics with spring loaded RA worm block with enveloping brass teeth
  • Re-designed electronics deliver constant regulated power to the motors making them capable of driving the telescope even when not perfectly balanced
  • Computer assisted All-Star polar-alignment
  • NexStar+ hand control and internal GPS guides users through the simple SkyAlign setup and features a 40,000+ object database
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading updates over the Internet
  • Ready for serious astroimaging, CPC Deluxe HD features All-Star Polar Alignment and Permanently Programmable Periodic Error Correction when equipped with the HD Pro Wedge
Out Of Stock

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerised Telescope

£499.00
  • Compatible with 2″ eyepieces
  • High quality 130 mm reflector
  • Fully computerized Altazimuth mount
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included
  • BONUS Astronomy Software download with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
Celestron NexStar 4SEOut Of Stock

Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerised Telescope

£599.00
  • 4-inch aperture Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You’ll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
Celestron NexStar 5 SLT Computerised TelescopeOut Of Stock

Celestron NexStar 5 SLT Computerised Telescope

£579.00
  • High quality 125mm/5″ aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain optics
  • Fully computerised Altazimuth mount
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included
  • Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • BONUS Astronomy Software download with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
  • Can be used with Celestron’s PWI software
Out Of Stock

Celestron NexStar 6 SE Computerised Telescope

£1,149.00
  • Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • 6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000 celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
Celestron SLT 6Out Of Stock

Celestron NexStar 6 SLT Computerised Telescope

£679.00
  • High quality 150mm/6″ aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain optics
  • Fully computerised Altazimuth mount
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included
  • Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • BONUS Astronomy Software download with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
  • Can be used with Celestron’s PWI software
Celestron NexStar 8SEOut Of Stock

Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerised Telescope

£1,599.00
  • 8-inch aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You’ll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.