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Celestron StarSense AutoAlign

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Celestron StarSense AutoAlign

Become an instant astronomer, even if you have never used a telescope before, with the one-of-a-kind StarSense AutoAlign. Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand control, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database. In about three minutes, it's gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.

Celestron StarSense AutoAlign - How it Works

The self-alignment technology behind our award-winning SkyProdigy series is now available for all of Celestron's current computerized telescopes and backwards compatible with many older models as well. (See compatibility list below.)

A small digital camera takes the place of your finderscope and attaches using one of two provided mounting brackets. The included StarSense hand control, with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects, takes the place of your NexStar hand control. The camera automatically captures a series of images of the sky. StarSense identifies the stars in the images, matching them to its database. Once a positive match is confirmed, StarSense calculates the coordinates of the center of the captured image, thereby determining exactly where the telescope is pointed.

Before StarSense, using a computerized telescope required a lengthy alignment process of finding and centering at least two bright stars in the telescope's eyepiece. But StarSense automatically aligns itself with minimal user input. Just enter your time, date, and location and let StarSense do the rest!

Advanced Mount Modelling

Even the most advanced telescope users will love using StarSense AutoAlign. This affordable accessory replaces the expensive software usually used for advanced mount modeling.

With built-in mount modeling, you will get superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon. When your alignment needs to be perfect, add up to 10 additional calibration stars to achieve a new level of accuracy, great for locating objects in the camera's field of view for astroimaging.

Celestron StarSense AutoAlign Accessory General Features:

  • Enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope*.
  • No need to identify or locate any star in the sky - StarSense will automatically align your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes.
  • Only accessory available that will enable automatic GoTo alignment.
  • Aligns in 3 minutes or less.
  • Provides advanced mount modeling - the ability to align on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise goto pointing accuracy.
  • StarSense hand controller included.

Celestron StarSense AutoAlign Specifications:

  • Weight (oz): Camera body only: 17 oz (0 g)

  • Communication Ports: RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux interface and USB on camera

  • Computer Hand Control: Four line, 16 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons

  • Database: 40,000+ objects

  • StarSense camera field of view: 6.88º x 5.16º

Celestron StarSense AutoAlign Compatibility:



  • NexStar GT (with Aux. splitter)

  • NexStar SE Series

  • CGE Pro

  • ​Advanced VX

  • CG-5 (with Aux. splitter)


  • CGE

  • NexStar SLT

  • NexStar Evolution

  • LCM (with Aux. splitter)

Not Compatible:

  • NexStar i Series

  • Ultima 2000

  • Early generation GoTo mounts (such as Compustar)

  • NexStar GPS

Please Note: Some Starsense units may need a firmware update in order to run with newly released Evolution mounts. This may require additional cables.


Specifications: Celestron StarSense AutoAlign

  • Weight (oz): Camera body only: 17 oz (0 g)
  • Communication Ports: RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux interface and USB on camera
  • Computer Hand Control: Four line, 16 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
  • Database: 40,000+ objects

What's in the Box

What's in the Box: Celestron StarSense AutoAlign

  • StarSense Camera, Large Camera Bracket and Large Bracket Base
  • StarSense Hand Controller
  • Small Camera Bracket
  • 4mm Allen Wrench
  • Camera to Auxiliary Port Cable
  • 2 Thumbscrews for Large Camera Bracket
StarSense Manual 
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13 October 2021  | 

I have just received the Starsense auto align, thank you so much for your speedy replies and speedy dispatch.
I will bookmark your site and definitely buy from you guys when I need more equipment.
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