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"NexRemote Telescope Control Software Package"
NexRemote Telescope Control Software Package


Now Celestron Advanced Series GT, NexStar “i” Series, GPS, and CGE Series telescopes can be set up and operated remotely from a PC or laptop! NexRemote duplicates all of the functions and features of our NexStar software on the standard NexStar Hand Control plus much more! Visit our NexRemote page for more information.

Kit Includes:

NexRemote Software CD with license
RS-232 Cable to connect telescope to PC or Laptop
Serial-To-USB Adapter

When gamepad support is enabled, NexRemote uses the Logitech WingMan Cordless RumblePad as a means of remotely controlling the telescope operation. This is particularly useful when aligning the telescope with NexRemote and the PC is not within reach. See the Gamepad Reference section for a complete list of all operations.

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Compatible Telescopes:

  • NexStar SLT
  • NexStar 8i SE
  • Advanced Computerized Series
  • CPC GPS Series
  • CGE Series
  • Discontinued Celestron NexStar 8/9.25/11 GPS
  • Discontinued Celestron NexStar 5i/ 8i


  • PC compatible (Note: 233MHz Pentium II or better is required)
  • Windows 98SE or better is required for basic operation
  • Windows NT, 2000, or XP is required for Virtual Port operation
  • NexRemote will not work with 64 bit version of Windows Vista
  • DirectX 7 or later must be installed. (DirectX can be obtained for free by clicking here.)
  • SAPI 5.1 or later is required for speech support. ( This is free to download and can be obtained from the DOWNLOADS Tab.)
  • MDAC 2.5 or later is required for tour editing. (If no database entries are displayed when you launch NexTour, you can download this update for free by clicking here.)


  • RS232 Serial Port (or USB-to-Serial / PCMCIA-to-Serial adapter)


  • PC Port (programming) or HC Serial cable (Note: An additional device is required when using the GT telescopes. Please contact technical support for more details.)


  • Logitech Wingman Cordless Rumblepad
  • Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2
  • Logitech Wingman Rumblepad USB
  • Saitek P3000 Wireless Pad

NOTE: Virtually any gamepad can be configured to work with NexRemote. Read the help files for details.

*NexRemote is included with select NexStar "i" Series, GPS, and CGE Series telescopes beginning in March, 2004 (contact your Celestron Dealer for availability of models with NexRemote).

  • NexRemote talks - Keep your eyes on the stars instead of the LCD by enabling speech support
  • Control the objects you want to see and the order that you see them
  • Create and save custom tours by launching NexTour
  • Use Night Vision Mode to reduce the effect of the laptop screen on your eyes
  • Wireless control of the telescope with Optional Gamepad Support
  • Connect to your personal GPS device to NexRemote with NexGPS
  • Download NexRemote updates online to use the latest features


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