A few things about Celestron I've learned as a noob.

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by , 06-06-2018 at 07:06 PM (528 Views)
I have a Celestron NexStar Evolution 6" and had to ship it back for replacement, likely because a code upgrade went bad.

Many people in the forum advise against a code upgrade unless something is absolutely not working with your mount or handset that could possibly be fixed by a code upgrade.

I don't really like that approach, but defer to the knowledge of people who have had Celestron scopes for years and have much more experience than I do.

I do plan to do an upgrade before my warranty for my replacement scope expires, as I'd hate to find out after it's expired that a code upgrade will brick my mount or handset and have to pay for it to be fixed or replaced.

When I do, though, I'll detach the handset from the mount, and upgrade that, then upgrade the mount with the handset still detached if I can. I'll use the Celestron Firmware Manager to do the upgrade.

Upgrade with caution, and maybe don't do it unless you're instructed by Celestron technical support to do so.

Other than that, I'm very pleased with what I was able to see through manually slewing my scope before I had to send it back.

The hardware (OTA, mount, and Tripod) seem very high quality and provide an excellent, stable viewing platform.
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