Celestron Telescope GPS Accessory Kit CN16 93968 for NexStar SE Telescopes contains the CN-16 GPS module, a mounting bracket for the CN-16, and an accessory port kit to allow the GPS module to communicate with a Celestron NexStar SE Telescope.
Celestron CN16 GPS (Global Positioning System) module mounts on the tripod leg of a Celestron NexStar SE Computerized Telescope using the supplied snap-on holder. A cable from the CN16 connects to the supplied auxiliary port kit, which is in turn connected to the telescope. This converts the scope into a go-to system that uses GPS satellite transmissions for fully automatic stellar alignment, with no manual data input necessary on your part. The auxiliary port also allows other accessories (your computer, an off-axis guider, etc.) to be integrated with the scope's computer hand control.
Once the CN16 is mounted on the scope, the scope is taken outside and a rough polar alignment done. An optional polar alignment scope is available to make this procedure quick and relatively painless. A polar alignment subroutine in the computer hand control will aid in refining the alignment if extreme precision is needed for astrophotography purposes.
The 16-channel GPS receiver of the C-N16 then determines the telescope's latitude and longitude on earth from the GPS satellite signals with an accuracy measured in meters. It determines the time from the GPS satellite signals with an accuracy measured in fractions of a second. Once the telescopes's computer is told by the CN-16 precisely where and when on Earth it is, the computer slews the telescope to the appropriate alignment guide stars for your confirmation - all in only a few short minutes, and with no work or data input necessary on your part.
The C-N-16 GPS module makes aligning on the skies almost as simple as turning on the scope power. Whether you're in your back yard, or if you travel frequently to different observing locations with your NexStar SE Telescope , Celestron Telescope GPS Accessory Kit CN16 #93968 will let you spend more time observing and less time getting ready to observe.
Features of Celestron Telescope GPS Accessory Kit CN16 for NexStar SE Telescopes:
- Converts the telescope into a go-to system that uses GPS satellite transmissions for fully automatic stellar alignment
- An optional polar alignment scope is available
- 16-channel GPS receiver of the C-N16 determines the telescope's latitude and longitude on earth from the GPS satellite signals
- Makes aligning on the skies simple
- Celestron Telescope GPS Accessory Kit CN16 for NexStar SE Telescopes 93968