Software to control your Celestron NexStar Telescope from Linux

This is the project page for NexControl, perl code to interface with the NexStar series of scopes from Celestron. I wrote it to automate my telescope. The eventual goal of my telescope automation project is to have it automatically look for comets and asteroids. You can download the code, or read the source. You can see the freshmeat project page here.
  • 0.2 Changes: This version added the ability to report back in human readable form, corrected the math, and added some help. It is now possible to get the RA/Dec and Alt-Az locations from the scope, and check status and alignment. Coordinates to direct the telescope to can be specified in hex.