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EQStar - GOTO EQ drive controller for equatorial mount For Sale


EQStar - GOTO EQ drive controller for equatorial mount



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EQStar - GOTO EQ drive controller for equatorial mount:
$159

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.

EQStar also supports INDI astronomy platform and ZWO ASIAIR Pro.

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 EQStar include SkySafari, Orion StarSeek, DSOPlaner and others.

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 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.

Characteristics:

The mount type is equatorial.
Power supply: 12V, 2A.
Type of Step motor: Bipolar.
Current of the winding of the Step motor: Adjustable, MAX 0.8 A.
Smooth acceleration and braking of the Step motor.
RA and DEC reduction ratio - Adjustable (from 1:100 to 1:1300)


The kitcontains:

  • 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.


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