are controllers interchangeable?
Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:07 PM
Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:06 PM
Call Celestron customer service to confirm compatability first.
You need Java to download CFM. If you need to know what you need to connect to your pc, let me know.
Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:16 PM
The upgrades work with individual series models.
When using CFM, it walks you through the whole process easily.
Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:23 PM
Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:13 PM
You will need to download the HCupdater and MCupdater programs from the Celestron site... here and here.
The CG-5 is a GEM mount and the SE is an ALT/AZ mount, so you will have to reprogram the HC for the mount you want to use it on. I have done this many times before with no problems.
Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:16 PM
Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:54 AM
If you do the firmware upgrade to the latest v4 or v5 level (which depending on which hand controller you have is 4 or 5.21.xxxx) for your CG-5 then also go and download the CGEPro manual and use the hand controller section, it will describe all the new functions and procedures.
If you want additional info on the firmware differences have a look at www.nexstarsite.com