Celestron NexGO DX digiscoping smartphone adapter review

The Celestron NexGo DX is a digiscoping kit for a telescope, spotting scope or binoculars; it impresses but comes with limitations

Celestron NexGO DX
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Perfect for casual afocal photography, this easy to use adaptor can be clamped on to the eyepiece of a telescope, spotting scope or binoculars, but its success hinges on the eyepiece being used.


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    2-axis positioning

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    No droop

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    Excellent build quality

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    Easy to use


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    No V axis

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    Doesn’t fit all eyepieces

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    Lacks safety lock

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    Bluetooth remote not necessary

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Have you ever tried to take a photo through a telescope, a spotting scope, a pair of binoculars or monoculars using your smartphone? It’s not easy, but this digiscoping kit tries to change that. A simple smartphone holder that clamps on to an eyepiece, the Celestron NexGO DX allows the user not only to position a smartphone (or, rather, its camera sensor) in exactly the right position to take a photo using standalone optical devices. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.