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I have the Celestron NexStar 5se. When using the hand control and also when using the SkyPortal app I can move the telescope left and right but I cannot get it to move up and down. Can you help me?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: The azimuth adjustment keys don't work

Send it back along with the hand controller describing the problem. Could be several things including a bad hand controller. If there is a local astronomy shop nearby take the scope there and ask to try one of the hand controllers in the shop and test it. If it now works you just need to buy another hand controller.

Otherwise send it in for repair

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

SOURCE: Celestron Nexstar 114gt telescope,hand controller lights up only

Do you have a fresh set of batteries in the scope? Better to use an outside 12 volt power pack with the Celestron 12 volt "cigarette" lighter cable.

This can be three things:

Low power

Bad cable from hand controller to scope.

Or a broken hand controller

Try fresh batteries first.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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