Celestron’s newest planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how
you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200
star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and
satellites—including the ISS. SkyPortal includes everything...
Works, but not as I want it to
I finally got my first celestron 6se telescope that is one of the Best purchases I’ve bought. With that, I also bought the WiFi module that connects to SkyPortal. For about five months I was trying to align the app to my telescope. The app estimates where your telescope is pointing for extra accuracy, but for an odd reason, my pointer on the app is nowhere close to where the telescope is actually pointing. Though this is a minor problem one may say, but because the pointer on the app is so inaccurate, whenever I try aligning, the second star always says that there was an error. The error was that the app says that the alignment for, say Jupiter, is impossible in that location. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
This is a terrible downsized version of a great app (sky safari). It will not consistently go-to, it won't keep the settings that you've put in the hand controller (max elevation,cordwrap!etc.) the cordwrap setting doesn’t work—if you try to use this with your scope remote it will wrap itself to a grinding standstill. The only reason I have this is that it is the only thing offered with Celestron's Wi-fi module. I'm junking both the module and the program and going back to the Orion setup that allows use of SkySafari Newest view— -IF you have sky safari already you can use the Celstron wi-fi module by bypassing this junk and selecting “Celestron Wi-Fi “in the telescope drop down in the Telescope settings in SkySafari .It ties you in and works!! (Even though your scope is NOT a Wi-Fi scope)
Limiting magnitude limited
This app has severely limited starchart. At 5 x 6.5 degree view, for example, SkyPortal shows up to 7th magnitude stars, vs SkySafari's 11.
Why all the poor reviews?
This is a very nice app. Especially considering that it is free, has no annoying advertising, and has many features that are similar to starwalk2. It searches, uses current location, shows planets, stars, constellations, and much more. If one clicks on an object, it offers an audio description of the item. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
A software failure due to limited scope. Has drop out connection to my Celestron 1100 CPC.
I ordered the module and assumed it was a problem with it. Sent it back for repair. In the meantime I purchased the Sky Safari module package and also the Sky Safari Pro app from apple App Store. Man did it ever work great!! Just received the repaired Sky Portal module. Still did not work. After reading other similar problems with the Sky Portal app., I must conclude that the app is overpriced at ‘free’. It appears that Celestron’s Sky Portal app is lacking the required software to fit the job required. Do not waste your valuable time on this app folks!!!
Excellent search options, best items for viewing in your area, and a great map. Would love it if there was a check box to check if you found the item so you could log when, where, and what you saw.
Wow, this is bad!
Something seems terribly wrong with this app. No deep space objects visible at all, despite the menu setting saying otherwise. The deep space objects are there, but you have to enter their names individually in the search menu. Seems to be missing half of the basic features in the free version of Sky Safari. I got this hoping to use it to control by CGX mount. But it’s unlikely this app will be any use for that.
Adequate but limited
I have used this app with a NexStar 5SE and the Celestron WiFi adapter. I had no problems controlling the scope. The object display left a bit to be desired. Messier objects are not displayed until chosen and then only individually, disappearing when the next object is chosen. Star density is not easily set, if at all. Custom lists do not exist. Get SkySafari 5, it’s free and has more bells and whistles.
No search feature anymore?
I cannot seem to find the search feature any more.
Slow too Download
Don’t know what the problem is but this app will not Download. Tried other apps of the same size with no problem. Looking for a solution hopefully.
can not see/search c/2020 f3
I am able to see/search the comet after installation. however, when I open the app again, I can not see or search the comet any more. the list of the brightest comet has been changed, no C/2020 F3! why? how to fix it?
It doesn’t work with 90GT wifi
Almost all 90GT wifi telescope users have a big problem that can’t connect telescope on recent version. In case of previouse version, it didn’t have this issue. It’s very critical problem so plz fix it ASAP.
Bug showing DSOs
New version doesn’t show DSO objects on the sky map, regardless of settings. (I am a long time SkySafari user: this is a bug, not user error.)
Okay but a few issue
Comets are not clickable and even few DSOs. It would be 5 stars until they fix it
Good but could be improved
Skyportal is a nice way to control a go to Celestron telescope but I find that it loses connection almost every hour for some reason. When this happens the telescope will not respond when a connection is reestablished and has to be re-aligned. This quickly wears on your patience. The narrated object information is a nice touch and they chose a good person to voice it. If the app would share alignment info with the hand controller or another device connected to the telescope that would be very helpful also. Using iPad 3 w current iOS 8 and Nexstar Evolution 6".
No. Celestron SkyPortal does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 166 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 3.6/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Celestron SkyPortal Is 18.6/100.
No. Celestron SkyPortal does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 166 Celestron SkyPortal User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Celestron SkyPortal Is 18.6/100.
Celestron SkyPortal works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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