Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module
The innovative Celestron SkyQ Link WiFi Adapter takes the technology behind their cool SkyQ app even further by activating a wireless control feature for most computerized Celestron telescopes. More than merely enabling completely wireless operation (including telescope alignment) , the SkyQ Link 2 will allow you to automatically slew the scope to an object with a simple tap on your iPhone/iPad planetarium interface. And a SkyTour feature will even generate a list of the best stars, galaxies, and nebulas to see based on the user's time and location.
Compatible with Celestron's SkyPortal app available for Apple and Andoid devices. Containing 100,000+ objects, SkyPortal combines gorgeous astroimages and audio descriptions for a fully immersive observing experience. A Sky Tour feature will generate the very best deep sky objects to observe based on your location, date and time.
Celestron SkyQ Link 2 WiFi Adapter Highlights
- The SkyQ 2 Link provides you with complete wireless control of your Celestron telescope
- Align your telescope wirelessly using your iPad or iPhone
- A planetarium-style screen allows you to send your telescope to any object displayed by simply taping on that object.
- Not sure what to look at? The Sky Tour function creates a list of all the best stars, galaxies, and nebulae up that night.
- The Sky Q Link 2 does not require any batteries; it plugs into the Aux port on your telescope.
- SkyQ 2 works with NexRemote as long as you download the latest version and SkyQ Link Installer on the Celestron website.
Telescope Models Compatible with the SkyQ Adapter
SkyQ Link 2 is compatible with the following Celestron mounts:
- Advanced VX
- CG-5 (requires compatible cable)
- CGE Pro
- CGEM DX
- NexStar Evolution
- NexStar SLT
- NexStar SE
- SkyProdigy (no automatic alignment)
Celestron Product Number: 93973
- Additional Information
SKU CE-93973 UPC Code 050234939737 Manufacturer Celestron Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Customer Reviews 2 item(s)
- SkyQ Link 2 Problem
I faced problem to use SkyQ near my house where so many WIFI SSID near. I cannot solve some error message from SkyPortal so send email celestron customer service like below.
I have Nexstar SE 5, so I baught SkyQ Link 2 to control my scope with Ipad & android phone.
But I couldn't connect SkyPortal App to my Nexstar SE scope on Ipad and android phone.
I faced error message like below. I tested on direct mode and ap mode both.
"Connection Failure. Celestron SkyPortal can make a wireless network connection to the scope, but the scope is not responding. Make sure it is connected and powered on. Also check that your scope type is correct."
SkyQ Link 2 LED lamps are normal, but SkyPortal give me an error message above.
I read same case on http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/368583-celestron-skyq-link/page-8, but I couldn't find any solution so far.
Do you have any solution for me?
At last, I got email from celestron like below yesterday.
Thank you for contacting Celestron Technical Support Services.
Is there a lot of Wifi traffic in your area? If there are alot of WIFI traffic it can distrupt the signal. This includes any WIFI device such as smart phones, computers, TVs, game consules and routers.
According to this email, be careful before you buy this item where so many WIFI traffic area.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
- SkyQ Link
Great service via email and online chat, item has been shipped to hotel in New York on time. The SkyQ Link item works very well
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
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- Celestron SkyQ Link 2 WiFi Adapter
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Busa20 on Feb 11, 2015 5:29:26 AMGenerally, it is much easier to use a wired connection with a Windows laptop. You would need the RS-232 cable for your particular manufacturer and mount and then a USB to RS-232 adapter. Most mounts do not have wireless connections currently for Windows OS.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Feb 12, 2015 11:58:00 AMI want to use the Redshift-Pro-App on the IPAD in order to controll my Telescop with this Wifi-Adapter.
Question 1: Can i make a WIFI-Connection with my Hous-WLAN?
Question2: Witch Port-Nr. use this Adapter for the WLAN-Connection?Question by: Martin on Jun 21, 2016 7:10:00 AMUnfortunately, the SkyQ Link 2 will only work with the Celestron SkyPortal App, and at this time it is not compatible with apps from other manufacturers. The device generates its own WiFi network and your device connects to that, not to a WLAN connection.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Jun 21, 2016 5:39:00 PMHi there.
What is this compatible cable needed for CG-5 mounts? Where can I get it? Do you sell it? Can you explain the reason for such cable?
Thank you very much.Question by: Julio Dias on Apr 24, 2015 6:12:00 PMYou will need this item to connect the SkyQlink to a CG5 GT:
It is needed because the CG5 GT does not have a spare Auxiliary port.Answer by: Todd R (Admin) on Apr 26, 2015 12:29:00 PMQuestion by: UMac on Oct 31, 2014 7:40:29 AMThe difference between the two according to the manufacturer is essentially the cosmetics of the two devices. All else being the same. Keep in mind that everything is now run off of the Celestron Skyportal App which is available for both iOS & Android.Answer by: Roderick (Admin) on Nov 12, 2014 10:49:09 AMQuestion by: Jim Whitfield on May 3, 2016 9:03:00 PMHello Jim Whitfield,
I have a few questions to ask before giving my final answer.
Do you have a CGE mount or CGE Pro mount?
Do you have the SkyQ 2 Link WiFi adapter?
Just to clarify, both the CGE line and SkyQ link WiFi adapter line have been discontinued.Answer by: Tony Tardich on May 6, 2016 4:02:00 PMQuestion by: tomtom on Feb 12, 2015 11:57:17 PMNo it will not work with the CGE Mount, the Sky Q Link is designed to work only with the following mounts:
CG-5 (requires compatible cable)
SkyProdigy (no automatic alignment)Answer by: Todd_R on Feb 17, 2015 9:37:56 AMHello! What is the difference between the SkyQ Link 2 and the SkyPortal WiFi Module? I would like to add wireless capability to my Meade ETX-80. Do you know if this is possible using one of these to adapters?Question by: sgeoj on Jan 25, 2016 12:26:00 PMThe Sky Q Link is the device and Sky Portal is the App, but neither of these will work with the ETX-80. You can, though, buy a Meade Audiostar controller and then connect using a Southern Skies SkyFi adapter. Please contact us if you have questions about how to do this.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Jan 26, 2016 3:03:00 PM
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