EQStar - GOTO EQ drive controller for equatorial mount For Sale
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EQStar - GOTO EQ drive controller for equatorial mount:
EQStar - equatorial mount control system 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.)
On a PC, then
the EQStar works with any astronomical programs that support the ASCOM
platform. For example, with planetarium Stellarium, Cartes de Ciel, StarCalc
and others. Among the programs for astrophotography and guiding, EQStar
supports MaximDL, Guidemaster, PHDGuiding and others. When you work with a PC,
the 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.
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 EQStar
include SkySafari, Orion StarSeek, DSOPlaner and others.
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 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 EQStar is
supplied with a universal joystick for manual control. It allows you to manage
mount autonomously without a computer, smartphone or tablet.
The mount type
Power supply: 12V,
Type of Step
Current of the
winding of the Step motor: Adjustable, MAX 0.8 A.
acceleration and braking of the Step motor.
RA and DEC
reduction ratio - Adjustable (from 1:100 to 1:1300)
- 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
For full EQStar description and installation instructions please check theEQStar User Guide.
In order to improve the quality of the product, the manufacturer reserves the right to make changes to the design and equipment without notifying users.