Go to Celestron’s downloads page to search for and download and install the latest hand control firmware updates (HCupdate) and motor control firmware updates (MCupdate) programs on your PC (MACs and Linux operating systems are not supported at this time).
How do I upgrade hand control firmware Nexstar+ and Starsense?
- Connect your PC/laptop to the port on the bottom of the hand control or the scope’s WiFi network.
- Open the folder where you unzipped and double-click CFM icon. …
- CFM will automatically scan the computer’s serial ports or WiFi connections to locate the connected mount.
How do you upgrade Celestron evolution?
Once you have all that connected open up the CFM Software. Once CFM opens, go to the top left corner and click on Nexstar +, then select your mount type (either AZ or EQ). After you select your mount type, click on Seek devices, and then click on update. The mount will begin to update.
How do I update Celestron AVX firmware?
To do the update, download the CFM application from Celestron’s website. In principle, it will “discover” your mount, contact the mothership and fetch the appropriate files for your equipment, then update the HC and MC firmware, pretty much automagically.
How do you open Celestron cfm?
Unzip/Extract the CFM file from the zip file so you can open it. You can either do this by dragging the file in the zip folder and dropping it outside the folder or you can click the extract button in top window of the zip folder.
How do I connect my Celestron 8se to my computer?
Plug the Celestron supplied cable into the base of the HandController, connect the two cables together, turn on the scope, then plug into the USB port on the computer. You the need to check the computer can ‘see’ the serial port provided. The WiFi dongle plugs into the ‘aux’ port on the mount base.
Does CPWI work on Mac?
CPWI is Celestron’s own software that only runs on windows. But most, if not all planetarium programs on the Mac will operate your telescope to point it around once you’ve aligned it with the hand control.
How do I update Skyportal WiFi?
If you want to update via WiFi, connect your PC to the scope’s WiFi network. Then change the connection method in CFM’s Options/Connections menu to WiFi. After downloading CFM, you must then “unzip” or “extract” it to a folder on your computer.
How do I reset my Nexstar hand control?
Power down the scope, hold down the 0 button on the hand control keypad and power up the scope. This also performs a factory reset of the hand control which may allow things to proceed normally again.
How do I use Celestron WiFi?
Simply plug the WiFi module into your telescope’s hand control or AUX port and connect your device to its wireless signal. Instantly, your device becomes a wireless hand control for your telescope, guiding you through the alignment process and slewing to any celestial object with a simple tap.