EQStar EQ5 - GOTO drive kit

EQStar EQ5 - drive upgrade kit for mount EQ 5/CG-5/MEADE LXD, LX/Vixen FR, GP (- DX), GPD2, ORION SkyView and Bresser EQ 4/EQ 5

EQStar EQ5 - equatorial mount drive upgrade kit designed to automate the control of the equatorial mount, and can be used in stand-alone mode and in a control mode using a computer or mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.)

It can be installed on the mount - EQ 5 / CG-5 / MEADE LXD,LX / Vixen FR, GP (-DX), GPD2, ORION SkyView and Bresser EQ 4 / EQ 5

Price - $249.00

Free worldwide shipping.

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  • Sending the goods after payment within 3 days. Please send a message about payment and delivery address to E-MAIL: astragadget@gmail.com

On a PC, then the controller EQStar works with any astronomical programs that support the ASCOM platform (http://www.ascom-standards.org/). For example, with planetarium Stellarium, Cartes de Ciel, StarCalc and others. Among the programs for astrophotography and guiding, controller EQStar supports MaximDL, Guidemaster, PHDGuiding and others. When you work with a PC, the controller EQStar can automatically find sky objects, and track them automatically ( guiding ) during the astro photography with long exposure. Also, when working with a PC, you must install EQMOD ASCOM-application (http://eq-mod.sourceforge.net/).

Controlling the telescope with mobile devices allows you to automatically find sky objects. In the program the planetarium at mobile device as a control of the telescope should be chosen or Celestron or SynScan, as well as a mount - German equatorial mount. The following programs for mobile device works with controller EQStar include SkySafari, Orion StarSeek, DSOPlaner and others.

Сontroller EQStar communication with the PC is via a cable from the standard kit and with the mobile device over WiFi.

A variety of platforms, drivers, and applications that can work controller EQStar, gives the opportunity to create a particularly comfortable for the user mount the control conditions, depending on the tasks.

For example, an astro photographer generally uses a laptop or PC to search, targeting and guiding the object during a long exposure. Such opportunities are mostly programs running under Windows. But for an amateur visual astronomy much more convenient to control the mount with a compact mobile device, smartphone or tablet, rather than using a PC or laptop.

The controller EQStar is supplied with a universal joystick for manual control. It allows you to manage mount autonomously without a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Technical characteristics:

  • Mount type: equatorial
  • Power supply: 12V, 3A
  • The center pin of the power connector is positive
  • Type of Step motor: Bipolar.
  • Smooth acceleration and braking of the stepper motor

Packages contains:

  • EQStar equatorial mount control unit
  • Joystick for a stand-alone mount control
  • DB9-USB cable for connection of EQStar to PC
  • Set of cables for the motors connection
  • Wi-Fi adapter for mount control from the mobile device
  • CD with software and user manual
  • Stepper motor unit for RA axis
  • Stepper motor unit for DEC axis
  • Bolts for mounting blocks with motors - 2pcs
  • Large pulleys - 2pcs
  • Small pulleys - 2pcs
  • Hexagon wrench - 3pcs

Please write your questions by e-mail: astragadget@gmail.com

EQStar User Manual.ru.en.pdf