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Star Lists

The stars in the NexStar 5/8 and original GT hand control are accessed via a Celestron specific identifying number.  A cross reference is necessary to lookup the Celestron number if you know the SAO number.  Star lists are available on Celestron's web site, but previously the 60/80/114/4 star list provided on the Celestron web site had several major errors.  If you downloaded the list from them after about January 23, 2001, you have a good list.

Stars in the new GT, NexStar 5i/8i, and NexStar 8/9.25/11 GPS are accessed via SAO numbers.  These lists just identify which stars are in the hand control databases and identify additional double stars.

In each file, there are separate sheets for the entire star list, the alignment stars, double stars and variable stars.  The variable stars listed are just those originally identified by Celestron, but I expanded the double star lists substantially.


The first three star lists are in Excel (97 or later) spreadsheet format.   If you do not have Excel, but want to use the star lists, you can download a free Excel Viewer from Microsoft's web site (MS Windows only).  It moves around, but try Download Center at office.microsoft.com.


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Star list for the NexStar 60/76/80/102/114/4/130 GT models.  2,824 stars including 564 double stars.


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Star list for the original NexStar 5/8.  10,384 stars including 1,367 double stars.


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Star list for the NexStar 8/9.25/11 GPS, 5i/8i, CPC, LCM, SLT, AS-GT, StarSeeker, CGE, CGE Pro, CGEM and the GT with version 4/104 hand control. 29,522 stars including 2,566 double stars.

The following three star lists are in Adobe PDF format.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available at www.adobe.com.  These lists are the double stars only.  You can get the full star lists in PDF format on the NexStar pages at Celestron's web site - www.celestron.com.  Telescope models as above.


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List of 564 double stars for the NexStar 60/76/80/102/114/4/130 GT models referenced by NexStar and SAO numbers.


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List of 1,367 double stars for the original NexStar 5/8 with NexStar and SAO numbers cross referenced.


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List of 2,566 double stars for the NexStar 8/9.25/11 GPS, 5i/8i, CPC, LCM, SLT, AS-GT, StarSeeker, CGE, CGE Pro, CGEM and the GT with version 4/104 hand control.  Referenced by SAO numbers to allow use of the star list in the hand control.


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