The NexStar User's Guide II: For the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy, and Astro Fi / Edition 2

The NexStar User's Guide II: For the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy, and Astro Fi / Edition 2

by Michael Swanson
ISBN-10:
3319649329
ISBN-13:
9783319649320
Pub. Date:
11/01/2017
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing
ISBN-10:
3319649329
ISBN-13:
9783319649320
Pub. Date:
11/01/2017
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing
The NexStar User's Guide II: For the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy, and Astro Fi / Edition 2

The NexStar User's Guide II: For the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy, and Astro Fi / Edition 2

by Michael Swanson
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Overview

As with the first edition, this book is a thorough reference for the telescope models covered. The original NexStar User's Guide has remained very popular among the NexStar owner community. This updated edition has been completely rewritten to cover all current Celestron altitude-azimuth computerized telescopes (German EQ mounts are not discussed). Detailed information on the alignment and operation of these ‘scopes provides a complete reference that expands greatly upon the manuals provided by Celestron. It also serves as a guide to buying the most suitable model for a variety of budgets and interests.

Connecting and controlling the telescope with PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones is covered in great detail. A chapter is dedicated to updating the firmware in the hand control, mount, and StarSense camera (an optional accessory). Chapters on accessories, collimation, maintenance, and troubleshooting tips round out the book’s extensive coverage of the subject matter. Additionally, the book offers a brief, though complete, introduction to amateur astronomy, making it an ideal source for both the beginner astronomer as well as the seasoned veteran looking to get the most out of a new telescope.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319649320
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2017
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 838,149
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Swanson is a veteran IT manager for the United States Navy with a lifelong interest in astronomy, technology, and computer programming. Shortly after purchasing his first NexStar telescope in the year 2000, he established what would quickly become the definitive Internet resource for NexStar telescopes - the NexStar Resource Site (www.NexStarSite.com). Since 2001, he has worked with Celestron in reviewing and testing their latest technologies, contributing numerous suggestions during the design process.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction.- Chapter 2 - Astronomy Basics.- Chapter 3 - Overview of Celestron's Alt-Az Computerized Telescopes.- Chapter 4 - Alignment.- Chapter 5 - NexStar and StarSense Hand Control Operation.- Chapter 6 - SkyPortal Operation.- Chapter 7 - Connecting a PC, Mac, Tablet, or Smartphone to Your 'Scope.- Chapter 8- Expanding Your Horizons - Choosing Objects to View.- Chapter 9 - accessories for Your Telescope.- Chapter 10 - Firmware Updates.- Chapter 11.- Collimation, Maintenance, Care, and Cleaning.- Chapter 12 - Tips, Solutions, and Troubleshooting Common problems.- Appendix A - Internet Resources.- Appendix B - Glossary.- Index.

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