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SkySafari, Celestron AVX and SkyWire

Hi.
I use SkySafari 5 with Celestron SkyPortal WiFi. It disconnect frequently and I can't use the Nexstar+ hand controller to do polar alignment.

Can I use SkySafari 5 to align my Celstron AVX mount with SkyWire and use the Nexstar+ hand controller simultaneously? Can I do polar alignment with the Nexstar+ hand controller and continue using SkySafari 5 connected though SkyWire?

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    Bill Tschumy

    Rafael,

    Yes, this is one of the advantages to connecting through the hand controller (via SkyWire or SkyFi).  You can seamlessly switch between using the HC and SkySafari.  That is not possible when connecting via Celestron Wi-Fi.

    Note that you need to make sure your hand controller is not one of the newer ones with an USB connection on the bottom rather than an RS-232.  The SkyWire doesn't work with USB.  The SkyFi, on the other hand, does.

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    Rafael

    Thanks Bill.

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    Steve Teel

    I have recently purchased a SkyWire Lightening product with the same intent as Rapfael. However, I DO have the new NexStar+ with USB. Can I return my product?

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    Bill Tschumy

    Certainly you can return it.  Why don't you call the office at 1-866-688-4175 (Toll Free) on Monday and they can arrange the return.

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