USB Hand Control
In April 2016, Celestron began shipping NexStar+ and StarSense hand
controls with a mini-USB port on the bottom of the hand control. This
port is actually a connection to a USB to serial adapter inside the hand
control. As such, once you connect to it, your computer will have a
serial port that your astronomy software will interface with. Windows,
Mac and Linux will all require a driver to create this serial port.
Once the driver is installed, a serial port, designated by a number, will be
present on your computer. Configure your astronomy software to connect
to this port. You can find information about the correct cable to
connect to this port and the required driver in the
PC, Mac, Tablet and Smartphone
Control section of this website.