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- The Celestron RS-232 Cable connects your computerized telescope to a laptop or PC for control via various planetarium software programs.
- Attaches to the computer’s serial port and the telescope’s hand control via a phone jack plug.
- The Celestron NexStar RS-232 Cable is also necessary for flash upgrades to hand control software.
- Cable is 62 inches long.
- Requires a Serial-to-USB Adapter (#18775) if your computer does not have a serial port.
The Celestron RS-232 Cable is used to connect your PC or computer to NexStar computerized telescopes via a port in the hand control. The large adapter attaches to the serial port of your computer. If your computer does not have a serial port, you will need a Serial-to-USB Adapter (NC-9991) so that you can connect the RS-232 Cable via a USB port instead. The other end of the cable terminates in a phone-jack style plug, and simply snaps into the port designed for this purpose.