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SkySafari 5 Pro on MacBook

I purchased SkySafari 5 Pro for my son's new MacBook computer to control his new Celestron 5SE telescope, StarSense and SkyPortal WiFi dongle (my Christmas present to him). It does not seem to work. I called Celestron and they said SkySafari only works from an iPad and NOT from the MacBook! Is this true? Do I need to purchase it again for the iPad? Thanks!


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    Bill Tschumy

    The Mac product does not support connecting to a StarSense mount via the SkyPortal Wi-Fi.  It does support connecting to StarSense though the hand controller jack via either a serial cable or using our SkyFi.

    Yes, the iPad product is a separate purchase.  You can always ask Apple to refund the Mac purchase and you can buy the iOS one instead.

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    Mark Stensland

    Thank you Bill. I'll probably just purchase the iPad app for him too.

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