Meade AutoStar II Controller

ITEM #
ME-35-7200-00
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  • Regular price $89.95
  • Meade AutoStar II Controller

    • Sale
    • Regular price $89.95
    • ITEM #
      ME-35-7200-00


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    Features

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    • Designed for all LX200GPS and LX200GPS-SMT telescopes.
    • Includes an expanded 3.5 Megabyte memory, permitting a greatly enlarged database of more than 145,000 celestial objects.
    • Includes all of the features that made previous LX200 models the largest-selling serious telescopes in the world.

    Meade AutoStar II Controller

    The new Autostar II control system provided with LX200GPS-SMT models includes all of the features that made previous LX200 models the largest-selling serious telescopes in the world.

    In addition, Autostar II includes an expanded 3.5 Megabyte memory, permitting a greatly enlarged database of more than 145,000 celestial objects, a database that is immediately accessible on the Autostar II display. Here is a partial listing of the Autostar II database:

     

    • New General Catalog (NGC) - 7840
    • Index Catalog (IC) - 5386
    • Messier Catalog (M) - 110
    • Caldwell Catalog - 109
    • Named Objects - 227
    • Herschel Catalog - 400
    • Abell Catalog of Galaxy Clusters - 2712
    • Arp Catalog of Irregular Galaxies - 645
    • Uppsala Galaxy Catalog - 12,940
    • Morphological Catalog of Galaxies - 12,939
    • General Catalog of Variable Stars - 28,484
    • SAO and Hipparcos Star Catalogs - 31,090

    Additional Information

    Accessory TypeHand Controller
    ConditionNew
    Free ShippingYes
    ManufacturerMeade
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
    • Meade AutoStar II Replacement Controller
    • Connection Cable
    • Software

    Questions & Answers

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    • Will the Autostar II work with my 2004 vintage Meade LX90 SCT ?

      No, the Autostar II only works with the LX200/400/600/850 scopes. The LX90 used the old 497 Autostar - now discontinued - and can now use the Audiostar hand controller http://www.optcorp.com/meade-audiostar-controller-07640.html that replaced the 497.

    • how about the LX200 classic ?

      The Autostar II will not work with an LX200 Classic (made from 1992-2000). It will only work on the LX200 GPS/R/ACF models and LX400/600/850 lineup from 2001 and later.

    • Does this come with the cable?  I'm replacing a controller that failed and need the cable as well for an LX200-12 ACF.

      Hello Robert, If you're referring to the cable that connects the hand controller with the LX200 base for telescope control, it does indeed so there is nothing else that you need to buy to that end.

    • Does this come with the cable?  I'm replacing a controller that failed and need the cable as well for an LX200-12 ACF.

      Shouldn't you include the info about the cord in your description? It's the first thing everyone wonders about!

    • Will the Autostar ii work with my ds2130 meade?

      The Autostar II will not work with the Meade DS2130. The Meade Audiostar Controller will work.

    • Will it work with, I think i have a 497

      Unfortunately, no. The Autostar II will not work with telescopes that take the 497 Autosta. What you need is an Audiostar to replace the 497. This is part ME-07640. http://www.optcorp.com/meade-audiostar-controller-07640.html.

    • Hi! Will it work with LX200ACF?

      Yes, this hand controller will work with your scope.

    • Will the Autostar II work on the older ETX-70AT or is there a replacement for the original Autostar handbox

      The Autostar II will not work, but according to the manufacturer, the ME-07640 Audiostar will work to replace the 494 Autostar.

    • I have a LX200GPS and I'm pretty sure the handbox I have with it is the 497, the one question that was already answered said it will not work with scopes that take the 497 autostar, but in another answer it says it works with all LX200's that are 2001 or

      The AustoStar-II is definitely the correct hand-controller for your LX200-GPS. The pre-GPS LX200s (often referred to as the LX200 classics) used an entirely different hand-controller, which looked nothing like the Autostar HC (ETXs, LX90s, and LXD55/LXD7

    • Will this work with a RCX400? I ask since I understand the original one is a "display only" type while this product seems to be "inteligent". Could you please clarify? Many thanks!

      The Meade Autostar II is used on the LX200/RCX400/LX600/LX850/and MAX mounts. The original Autostar (497) is for the ETX/LX80/LX90?EQ mounts that Meade makes and is not compatible with the RCX400. The old boxy hand controller for the pre-GPS LX200 is no

    • What software version is the controller? Will I need to run an update?

      Autostar II has been stable with the current version of 4.2g for several years now. This is the version on all new hand controllers, and no updates are necessary.

    • I have an LX200GPS 8" from around 2003. The AUTOSTAR II controller has become finicky and unreliable. I'd like to get this one to replace it. It is currently running ver. 1.6 (or 1.6b). I was told that the memory is on the motherboard of the 'scope and

      Please contact us via phone at 1.800.483.6287 or via email at internetsales@optcorp.com We would happy to help you troubleshoot this hand controller.

    • Is the auto star 2 compatible with the LX 200 EMC.

      Yes the Autostar II will work on the LX-200.

    • will the autostar 2 work with the saturn ds-114 digital series

      The Meade Autostar II will not work. The Meade AudioStar hand controller will work.

    • Will Autostar II work on my ETX 125, its about 10 years old

      The Autostar II is not compatible with the ETX series. You will need to get the AudioStar hand controller: https://www.optcorp.com/meade-audiostar-hand-controller.html

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