Beginning with a brief history of Go-To telescopes and the genesis of this still new technology, the author covers every aspect of the newly expanding capability in observing. This includes the associated Sky Portal smartphone and tablet application, the transition from the original Nexstar GoTo system to the new SkyPortal system, the use of the Sky Portal application with its Sky Safari 4 basic software and Celestron WiFi adaptations, and discussions on the use of SkyPortal application using the Celestron adapter on older Celestron mounts. Comments and recommendations for equipment enable the reader to successfully use and appreciate the new WiFi capability without becoming overwhelmed. Extensively illustrated using actual screenshots from the program interface, this is the only guide to the Nextstar SkyPortal an observer will need.
|Specifications||Format: Paperback | 219 pages
Dimensions: 155 x 235 x 12.7mm | 503g
Publication date: 17 Jun 2016
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Publication City/Country: Cham, Switzerland
Edition Statement: 1st ed. 2016
Illustrations note: 200 Tables, color; 153 Illustrations, color; 14 Illustrations, black and white; XIX, 219 p. 167 illus., 153 illus. in color.