Can I put star sense explorer on my old C5? I can buy a new 80mm refractor with star sense explorer for $180 from Costco. Can I take the unit off the refractor and mount it on my old C5? I'd probably want to move the red-dot finder too.
Or, is it possible to buy just the star sense explorer (new with code) somewhere?
Has anyone done this? I don't find anything in this beginners forum after a quick search.
Plenty of people have done that with their larger dobs.
Only issue I can see with a C5 is with a dew shield on, is there enough space up there to hold a phone mount? You may need to go with the magnet holding method too, as I'm not sure where to mount the thing exactly...
For your C5, what mount/tripod are you currently using? Another option is to buy a DX version (albeit more expensive) and share the mount between the C5 and 102mm/130mm scope. That makes more sense if you want a new mount + spare scope.
And no, unfortunately Celestron doesn't sell just the phone mount + code separately
Edited by Anony, 31 March 2023 - 09:59 AM.