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Nexstar 114GT Model# 22098 and using a SkyQ Link Wifi 93959

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#1 SwampDawg

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 11:19 AM

Hello, I'm a new member of the site as well as a newb telescope user, from Florida.

I recently purchased a Celestron Nexstar 114GT model # 22098.

It was missing some parts and had no manuals but seems to function fine (from what I can tell). I've located some of the parts and it appears I've located most of the manuals thanks to https://www.nexstarsite.com .

I'm interested in using SkySafari with this telescope and obviously I would need a WiFi adapter.

That being said, does anyone know what WiFi adaptor would work with my telescope?

I'm looking at the SkyQ Link Wifi Adapter model # 93959/93973, but I cannot seem to find out if its compatible with my model.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:43 PM

Scroll down  on this link (to compatibility). It looks like any GT post 2015 is compatible with an Aux splitter.



#3 SwampDawg

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 01:08 PM

Well, there in lies my problem.
I don’t know the manufacturing date of my unit, but thinking it’s pre-2015.
All I have is the model # 22098, but no way to determine manufacturing date.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:45 PM

One thing that might help is running the Version command (under the Utilities menu) and posting the firmware levels here. 

You should see something like NXS4.xx or NXS5.xx (this is the firmware in the hand controller) and then a pair of other numbers (these are the motor controllers).



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:01 AM

Mark has it right, the best way forward is to determine the version number of the hand control.  If you don't find a version command on the hand control menu OR if the version reported is 4.03 or 4.04, then it is definitely pre-2012 and it is NOT compatible with the SkyPortal/SkyQ Link adapters. (mid-2012 is the actual date the GT mount transitioned to the NexStar 4/5 SE electronics and became compatible with Celestron's WiFi adapters)

 

Best regards,
Mike Swanson
Author of "The NexStar Users Guide II"
Author of "The NexStar Users Guide"
Author of "NexStar Observer List"
https://www.nexstarsite.com



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:01 AM

Thank you all, I'll see what I can find per version number.
Forgive my ignorance, but I have two additional questions:
1) Doesn't the Wifi module "replace" the hand controller?
2) If it does "replace" to hand controller, then doesn't the scope mount/motor determine if the module will work, rather than what version the hand controller is?

Edited by SwampDawg, 10 September 2019 - 06:12 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:54 AM

Retrieved the version number:

Telescope_Version.jpg



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:06 PM

Thank you all, I'll see what I can find per version number.
Forgive my ignorance, but I have two additional questions:
1) Doesn't the Wifi module "replace" the hand controller?
2) If it does "replace" to hand controller, then doesn't the scope mount/motor determine if the module will work, rather than what version the hand controller is?

1) Yes it does.

2) Older GT mounts had no way to display the MC (mount) firmware version so I was just simplifying the request to you as we would be able to determine the general MC generation based on the hand control version.

 

And...you have the post-2012 mount that is compatible with the Celestron WiFi module.

 

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Mike Swanson
Author of "The NexStar Users Guide II"
Author of "The NexStar Users Guide"
Author of "NexStar Observer List"
https://www.nexstarsite.com



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:44 AM

Thanks very much for everyone’s help!


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