Updating a meade 497 controller
Full details here Connect to your telescope wireless 10M or 100M ranges available RS232 output, flexible powering options 4V to 15V power or Auxbus powered for Meade scopes Full details here Base module controls one motor and expansion allows wireless and display capabilities Stand alone or PC control, supported by ASCOM driver Modular design, purchase only options desired and add in the future if needed Future options include rs232 (in lui of wireless) and home sensor Full details here Control two analog motors with one hand controller Stand alone or PC control, supported by ASCOM driver Full details here Availability: March 2011 Cost effective temperature compensated stepper controller ASCOM support and MAC coming soon Full details here Skies going clear Skies going cloudy Sunrise Standalone or bluetooth/wired rs232 computer control Observatory model adds PWS capabilities, see it on Wunderground!
Enable "PWS and Airports" and "Rapid Fire Updates" and select "Greenbox Observatory" Note: Unit may be on or offline at any time and possibly offline for extended periods of time as development of software continues Full details here This units provides a focus adapter, reticule jack and ST4 interface from a camera or autoguide adapter and talks via the Meade Aux Bus to the 497 controller to control these devices.
One of the most important advances in telescope control in the past 25 years, Meade #497 Autostar Computer Controller 07436 turns the ETX-90AT, ETX-105AT, or ETX-125AT Meade Telescopes into an automatic celestial object locating system.
Just plug Meade Autostar #497 telescope Computer Controller into the telescope 's HBX port, do a quick (less than one minute!
Point and click to any celestial object on the PC display and watch as the telescope moves to the object and places it in the field of view.
(For PC's with USB ports order the Meade USB to RS-232 Bridge Cable, which permits connection between the telescope's RS-232 serial interface and the PC's USB port.) 7) : over 20 other menu options, including Major Event Menus (e.g., times of Moonrise, Moon phases, etc.); Utility Functions (e.g., timer, alarm, eyepiece power calculations); and much more.
For example, to enter NGC 6960 on Meade Autostar Hand Controller display, the observer selects in sequence (and in a few seconds of keystrokes): OBJECT/DEEP SKY/NGC OBJECTS/6960.
When GO TO is pressed, Meade Telescope moves at 5° per second on both axes, simultaneously, to place NGC 6960, the Veil Nebula in the constellation Cygnus, in the telescope 's field of view.
The effect of Meade Autostar Controller #497 is to bring objects easily within reach which were previously unreachable for all but the most dedicated of amateur astronomers.
Within seconds Meade Autostar # 497 directs Meade ETX Telescope to move automatically to the object and place it within the telescopic field of view with uncanny precision.
Call-up of an object from the database is facilitated by Meade #497 Autostar 's simple menu options.
Meade #497 Autostar Telescope Computer Controller is included as standard equipment with Meade ETX 90 AT Telescopes, Meade ETX 105 AT Telescopes, and Meade ETX 125 AT Astro Telescopes.
Features of Meade Autoster #497 ETX Telescope Computer Electronic Hand Controller 07436: Product was a good price and works execellent with my Meade ETX-80 AT Telescope.