The NexStar User’s Guide II

For the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy, and Astro Fi

  • Michael Swanson

Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Michael Swanson
    Pages 1-9
  3. Michael Swanson
    Pages 11-55
  4. Michael Swanson
    Pages 85-125
  5. Michael Swanson
    Pages 127-151
  6. Michael Swanson
    Pages 153-160
  7. Michael Swanson
    Pages 189-216
  8. Michael Swanson
    Pages 217-225
  9. Michael Swanson
    Pages 227-242
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 257-274

About this book


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.


NexStar manual Celestron telescopes SkyPortal SkyProdigy StarSense Telescope astronomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Swanson
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal CenterUSA

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