This Celestron Replacement Hand Controller was designed for the Celestron SLT or LCM telescopes and comes complete with cord and instructions. The red LEDs on the Celestron Replacement Hand Controller illuminate the buttons from the back to make them easy to see in the dark.
Celestron Replacement Hand Controller
At the push of one of those buttons you can select a catalog or object, change the speed at which your telescope tracks or moves through the sky, and more. Remember, the Celestron Replacement Hand Controller is a replacement controller. All Celestron computerized telescopes come standard with a controller.
OPT Product Number: 93996
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SKU CE-93996 Manufacturer Celestron Warranty 2 Year Warranty
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- Celestron Replacement Hand Controller
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsI am looking for a replacement controller for my CGE PRO mount. Will this work or do I need the Nexstar plus hand controllerQuestion by: Dolbs on Jun 24, 2014 3:31:09 PMThe SLT/LCM hand controller will not work for the higher end Celestron mounts as it has a different database and different firmware that only works on the smaller alt-az mounts. You will need the appropriate Nexstar+ controller for your CGE Pro.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Jun 25, 2014 6:12:12 AMI have a CGE Pro mount. It came with the Nexstar + controller.
The instruction Manuals I down loaded have an in depth section on the controller with flow charts, but the Nexstar + controller seems to be an upgrade from what is in the Manuals. It has many more options & some buttons have been changed around. Have tried to go back to Celestron to see if their Manuals have been updated to cover the Nexstar +, but their site is still under construction. I could sure use a flow chart.
Thank You, Brian.
Question by: Brian Miles on Oct 22, 2016 7:28:00 PMUnfortunately, at the moment Celestron does not have a full updated manual for the newer hand controllers. They do have this short addendum to the original manual, though: http://www.nexstarsite.com/download/manuals/NexStar+Addendum.pdf.
Hopefully a full manual will be uploaded soon.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Oct 30, 2016 4:20:00 PMWill this controller work with the original Nexstar 8? The one that I have was bought the first year that Celestron brought out the Nexstar line. It has a sliver grey tube and is not GPS equipped. The controller that came with the telescope has issuesQuestion by: Orion800 on Nov 30, 2014 5:11:59 AMUnfortunately, no. This controller has completely different firmware and internal electronics and will only work on the SLT and LCM mounts. I would recommend contacting Celestron regarding replacement of the hand controller for a pre-2005 Nexstar telescope.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Dec 1, 2014 6:05:38 AM
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