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Nexstar compatibility? (Mac-specific)

Hi

Are the Nexstar 5SE and 8SE still the only Celestrons of that range that can be operated using Starry Night Pro on a Mac? I did see a respondent on these forums say that he had SNP6 working with a Nexstar 4SE - that's the scope I'm looking to purchase and wanted to see if it would work. Would also consider a 6SE if it's compatible. Any difference in compatibility between SNP6 and 7? (I have 6 and would upgrade to 7 if either the 4SE or 6SE are supported.)

thanks!

Matt

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    Keiron Smith

    Hi Matt,

    On V7 yes, your Celestron SE (any model) will be supported.  Your Celestron SE should also work using V6.  Any Celestron SE model should work with both V6 and V7.  However, the telescope plugin has been rewritten for V7, improved significantly, and now also supports SkyFi wireless telescope control natively on Mac.

    http://www.skysafariastronomy.com/products/skyfi/index.html

    On Mac, Version 7 now supports a tremendous amount of scopes:

    • Meade LX-200 Classic and GPS
    • Meade LX-400 ACF with AutoStar #497 controllers
    • Meade LX-600 / 800 / 80
    • Meade ETX-LS / LT
    • Meade ETX 90-125
    • Meade LXD 55-75 / 650-750
    • Meade LX 90
    • Meade Magellan I
    • Meade Magellan II
    • Celestron NexStar 5i / 8i / GPS / SLT / SE / Advanced GT
    • Celestron AVX / CGE / CGEM / CPC series
    • SkyWatcher SynScan
    • Orion Sirius / Atlas / SkyView Pro / SkyQuest XTg / StarSeeker
    • iOptron SmartStar / MiniTower
    • iOptron iEQ45 with 8406 controller
    • iOptron 8407 / 8408 contollers
    • Astro-Physics GTO
    • Losmandy Gemini
    • Vixen SkySensor 2000
    • Vixen StarBook / Sphinx
    • Sky Commander
    • Losmandy DSC
    • StellarCAT ServoCAT
    • Starmaster Sky Tracker
    • SiTech Controller
    • Takahashi Temma 2
    • Bisque Paramount + TheSkyX
    • Tangent Instruments BBox Encoder System (and compatible)
    • Celestron AstroMaster
    • JMI NGC Max
    • Lumicon Sky Vector
    • Orion Sky Wizard / IntelliScope
    • Takahashi Super Navigator

    Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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