Features are limited, and end-of-slew detection may be unreliable requires adjustment of encoder resolution. Requires an astronomy CCD camera. This software allows use of a web cam for autoguiding via the RS port on the bottom of the hand control or can also use an optional hardware interface to the auto guide port on models that have this port. Note that for full remote control, you will likely be better served by NexRemote below since Network Telescope Control doesn’t provide the capability to align the scope. Glad to be able to help! Or sign in with one of these services.

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I assume the handcontroller has a connection which you can use to “upgrade” the firmware? This driver has been supplied by the manufacturer and has passed all conformance tests report here. Important Information By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.

All costs are in US dollars and you should certainly visit the vendor’s web site and study their latest information prior to purchase. Will post some images and error messages later, just wanted to get the ball rolling in case someone had an easy fix. This software allows use of a web cam for autoguiding via the RS port on the bottom of the hand control or can also use an optional hardware interface to the auto guide port on models that have this port.


Also can use the DigitalSky Voice plug-in: Telescope control with a hand-picked database of objects. Be prepared for limitations and problems. In other words, the Celestrron driver program acts as an interface between another program and your telescope.

Celestron CGEM ASCOM Issues [Archive] – IceInSpace

Just can’t get it to work in anything but Stellarium! Posted September 26, edited. Ascom 2X Mount Adaptor Paramount, etc. This is a specialized program that allows the use of PC cameras web cams for imaging some deep sky objects.

Connecting Serious with Celestron CGEM II

This driver does NOT support Synta mounts. This is a very complex package, be sure to study the web site and ask questions before buying. If you know of any errors in the information below or of any additional programs, please email me at swanson.

Driver name users, in the Chooser: Models not specified in their documentation – I would recommend you download and try the software before purchase. But, I have the latest NexRemote program from Celestron site. These two PCs can be separated on a local network or all the way around the world via the Internet.

Displays a transparent crosshair on the PC screen ccgem provides arrow buttons that emulate the hand control arrow buttons. When known for certain, I have indicated compatibility with Vista – other programs may also work with Vista but I have not yet received confirmation.

The developers old web site reported “most Celestron telescopes although they haven’t been tested”. Palm Pilot or compatible running Palm OS version 2. A unique package that allows the PC to act as the direction buttons on the hand control.


By using a camera capable of displaying stars on the PC screen in real-time, you can manually guide with the arrow buttons on screen or on the real hand control. Basic telescope control software that can be setup to work remotely from one control PC to another server PC connected to the telescope. Other useful observing tools as well.

This is a rather resource intensive program, see the web site for minimum PC requirements. Imaging automation software – this is complicated software, be sure to research fully before you buy. I haven’t ascmo NexRemote so don’t know about that.

Hmmm You may have to install Ascom 5. This version corrects the installer so it can be installed on Platform 5 and 6 and later. This is a very complex product, be sure to read the info at the web site and celrstron questions before you buy.

It should also work with TheSky6 and TheSky5 but not all functionality will be present.