Once a location fix is obtained the handset will beep, display the results and skip ahead to the "Align:" prompt. Celestron Nex Star, Nex Star and Star Sense controlled telescopes are manufactured by Celestron and include the models listed below.
Star GPS-NX requires a Nex Star (firmware version 2.3, 104.0 or 4.0 as displayed using the hand control “Utilities: Version” menu item), a Nex Star or a Star Sense hand control with RS232 port (will not work with newer handsets that have a USB port).
All cables are made using strong thermoplastic or ABS DB9 shells or in the case of the 'performance' cables, tough die-cast metal.
Cables are FCC68 data rated multi copper cored with tough black PVC outer insulation.
Our new 65-channel GPS-NX02 receiver works with the Astro-Physics GTO, Celestron Nex Star, Nex Star , Star Sense, Losmandy Gemini, Meade 497/497EP Autostar, Audiostar, LX200 Classic, Autostar II, Orion Atlas/Sirius Go To, Sky-Watcher Syn Scan and Vixen Star Books (see telescope models).
"I am very impressed and this is an absolutely fantastic product" Dr. Clay Sherrod Arkansas Sky Observatory GPS-NX02 receiver Measures only 39 x 45 x 16 mm (1.5 x 1.8 x 0.6 in) If you own an Autostar 497/497EP or Audiostar controlled telescope such as the Meade ETX, LXD, LX80, LX90, LT series or an upgraded LX200 Classic then we recommend that you consider upgrading to the Star GPS Package which adds a Star Patch registration key () and serial cable ().
As a result, it was decided to drop "ETX" to eliminate comparison and confusion between the two. You have to manually enter time, date, and location. All three are markedly different." Back to the Table of Contents.
In fact, the "LS" mount has more in common with the LX90 Series. No GPS, no LNT technology (level and magnetic north sensor). Clay Sherrod: "Unfortunately there are NO common components unless some adaptations are made in brackets, spacing, and even some gears. You can see a photo of this on my ETX-105PE comments on the Helpful Information: Buyer/New User Tips page.
For effective computer control of your telescope mount you will need to download the latest Ascom Drivers.
Do you have a modern PC or laptop with USB connections only? Sky Fi and the Orion licenced version of this, the Orion Starseek Wi Fi Module, which are now widely available from general astronomy dealers can work using the supplied adapter with any of the below serial cables, or alternatively, astronomiser now offers direct cables for these, either 1m or 3m.
The official Autostar Software source remains the Meade web site.