- Replacement controller for LightSwitch Telescopes
- Great educational features- guided tours, audio descriptions, and more
- Over 100,00 Object Database
Meade AutoStar III Hand Controller for LS Telescopes
This Meade AutoStar III Hand Controller is a replacement controller designed for the Meade LS LightSwitch telescope series that allows the an observer to easily control their telescope for automatic location of night sky objects. Includes Astronomer Inside software and a 100,000 object database.
The incredible Astronomer Inside knows the sky so you don't have to. It takes you on a guided tour, showing you the best objects in your sky from your location and time and then plays audio descriptions of those objects so you learn the details of what you are seeing.
Meade Astronomer Inside includes over four hours of audio descriptions of astronomical objects including planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and more that bring astronomy to life. It's like having a professional astronomer standing next to you at the telescope!
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Is there the wire for this controller to be interfaced with the mount or not?
Yes, there is a wire with this controller to connect to the LS model scopes. The picture of the controller is just clipping out the image of the wire attached at the bottom of the image.
is this compatible with the Meade Etx 125
Unfortunately, no. This controller will only work on the LightSwitch series scopes. The ETX-125 needs either the older discontinued 497 Autostar or the newer Audiostar hand controller.
The programming of this equipment , are updated ? I have one and need updated.
Here is the hard-to-find Meade download page. Let me know if this works. http://www.meade.com/support/auto.html
would this be better to use for my ATIK 428 than the extension tube to reach backfocus?
Maybe, but that depends on the particular scope you are connecting the camera to. If you do not need a field flattener, it will definitely be more secure than an extension tube. It will not work if you are using a reducer or coma corrector due to limite