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Celestron GPS-Enabled Scope Displays a Date Several Years in the Past after GPS Link

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

In April of 2019, the worldwide Global Positioning System (GPS) experienced its second "rollover" event, something which occurs every 19.7 years.  Information on the rollover is widely available on the Internet but in regards to GPS receivers found in Celestron equipment, some of those receivers were affected by the rollover and in that case, after the GPS receiver links with the satellites the hand control will receive a date several years in the past. 

To deal with this issue, Celestron has released updated firmware for the NexStar+, NexStar version 4 and StarSense hand controls.  Celestron has also released an updated version of the NexRemote application.  So, to fix this issue on a Celestron scope requires one of these hand controls with the latest firmware or the latest NexRemote installation. 

For more details:

https://www.nexstars...GPSRollover.htm


 


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