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
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Ad Number: 151098
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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.
- 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
- 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
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