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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco



    I have this scope , check to see if the go to says nexstar+ on the handset , if it does it’s the SLT , it’s even stamped slt on the motors inside the mount
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    Quote Originally Posted by hobbit1066 View Post
    I have this scope , check to see if the go to says nexstar+ on the handset , if it does it’s the SLT , it’s even stamped slt on the motors inside the mount
    It is a SLT model only if it has a on/ off switch on the mount itself. (and a Aux port I believe) If not it is the GT.
    It makes sense cost wise to use the SLT motors since they are "technically" the identical mounts.
    At least it is cheaper to buy a used SLT/ GT mount for parts instead of an entire new one.
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    Gabby i know mine has the update port and aux control so i can control the mount via a computer but the ports are on the hand set not the mount
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    The hand control has the 4 pin connection in the bottom. This is the older Nexstar not a Nexstar+ version.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kk32jyxh3g..._2592.jpg?dl=0
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    The hand control has the 4 pin connection in the bottom. This is the older Nexstar not a Nexstar+ version.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kk32jyxh3g..._2592.jpg?dl=0
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/yz1vKWCAPf5hTev68

    My handset deffo says nexstar+ so now I’m confused , which don’t take a lot tbh , mount looks nothing like yours though on those connections.
    And it looks good in white
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    That is what happens when I get bored
    There were two versions of the Nexstar+ controller, one has the pin connector and the other has the mini usb port.
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    That is what happens when I get bored
    There were two versions of the Nexstar+ controller, one has the pin connector and the other has the mini usb port.
    Pretty sure mine says st4 next to it
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    My Nexstar HC says SLT-E beside the 4pin connector. No idea what it is supposed to mean.
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