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Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter


Price: $199.99


  • Manufacturer: Meade
  • UPC: 709942997644
  • MPN: 608003
  • SKU: 608003
  • Availability: In-Stock - Ships from Warehouse

Designed by the makers of SkySafari, StellaAccess is Meade's telescope astronomy software application, available for Android and iOS users. StellaAccess is a fully loaded astronomy database with over 2.5 million objects. StellaAccess gives you a graphical interface to help you explore the night sky. When paired with our Stella Wi-Fi adapter, StellaAccess can be used to control your GoTo telescope.

With other features such as sky simulations, encyclopedic descriptions of celestial objects, and compass/gyro support, you'll have one of the most advanced planetarium apps available!

StellaAccess is available for purchase from the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store for $14.99.

 

About StellaAccess (Mobile App)

 

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Fully-Featured Planetarium Application

With over 2.5 million objects including stars, deep-sky objects, asteroids, comets, and satellites, StellaAccess is your road map to the night sky. Simulate the sky from any location on Earth, past or present. Simulate transits, eclipses, and other events with time controls.

StellaAccess can also help you identify objects in the night sky by holding up your phone or tablet. With Compass and Gyro support, the sky chart will follow your motion as you move your phone around, giving you a new way to look at the night sky.

Other notable features include iridium flare notifications, ISS tracking, Orbit Mode to simulate views from other worlds, object descriptions with color astrophotos, observing session planning, Night Vision Mode, and “Tonight at a Glance”, giving you a tour of the best objects in the night sky based on your time and location. Gyro support, the sky chart will follow your motion as you move your phone around, giving you a new way to look at the night sky.

 

Wireless Telescope Control

StellaAccess includes state of the art mobile telescope control. With your telescope connected to the Stella Wi-Fi adapter, StellaAccess allows you to control your Go-To telescope remotely.

Once paired with your telescope, you can move your telescope through StellaAccess with the directional arrows. You can also select objects above the horizon and use StellaAccess’s GoTo feature to have your telescope slew to the object selected.

 

Using StellaAccess as a Telescope Controller


To use StellaAccess as a telescope controller, your telescope must be connected to the Stella Wi-Fi adapter and your mobile device must be connected to the Stella Wi-Fi network.

Your telescope must complete any necessary alignment procedures before connecting to StellaAccess. Reference your telescope manual for detains on your scope’s alignment process. Before tapping the “Connect” button, review the “Settings” page to ensure you have the correct settings. Under “Telescope”, choose “Setup” and be sure you have the following settings:


- Select the telescope in use under Scope Type
- Select the mount in use under Mount Type
- Stella Name set to “Stella” or “10.0.0.1”
- Port Number set to “4030”


Once you have the correct settings in place, you are now ready to connect to your telescope. StellaAccess remembers the telescope’s alignment until you quit the app, so you should not have to realign if you disconnect (or are accidently disconnected). Once connected, you can control your telescope with the directional arrows, or use the GoTo feature to point at a selected object.


Once paired with your telescope, you can move your telescope through StellaAccess with the directional arrows. You can also select objects above the horizon and use StellaAccess’s GoTo feature to have your telescope slew to the object selected.

 

Using StellaAccess as a Telescope Controller


To use StellaAccess as a telescope controller, your telescope must be connected to the Stella Wi-Fi adapter and your mobile device must be connected to the Stella Wi-Fi network.

Your telescope must complete any necessary alignment procedures before connecting to StellaAccess. Reference your telescope manual for detains on your scope’s alignment process. Before tapping the “Connect” button, review the “Settings” page to ensure you have the correct settings. Under “Telescope”, choose “Setup” and be sure you have the following settings:


- Select the telescope in use under Scope Type
- Select the mount in use under Mount Type
- Stella Name set to “Stella” or “10.0.0.1”
- Port Number set to “4030”


Once you have the correct settings in place, you are now ready to connect to your telescope. StellaAccess remembers the telescope’s alignment until you quit the app, so you should not have to realign if you disconnect (or are accidently disconnected). Once connected, you can control your telescope with the directional arrows, or use the GoTo feature to point at a selected object.


You can re-align the scope and the software anytime there is a discrepancy between the two with the “Align” feature. This synchronizes the scope to coordinates of the selected object. The bullseye indicated in the sky chart shows where the telescope thinks it is pointing. If that appears incorrect, the scope and the software must be aligned.

To do so:


- Physically center the scope on a real object in the sky.
- Select that object in the sky chart to make it the current target object.
- Tap the Align button.


When you are finished with your session, tap “Disconnect” to end your telescope control session.

 

StellaAccess Telescope Compatibility

Meade Telescope Compatibility


The following Meade Telescopes are compatible with StellaAccess:

Meade LX200 Classic and GPS
Meade LX400 ACF
Meade LX600 / 850
Meade LS / LT
Meade ETX (when equipped with #497 or AudioStar Controller)
Meade LXD 55 / 75 / 650 / 750
Meade LX 80 / 90
Meade Magellan I
Meade Magellan II
Some Meade ETX models (60/80) ship with the Autostar #494 controller.

To make Stella work with these scopes, you need to replace the #494 Autostar controller (which does not have a serial port) with the AudioStar (which does).

Contact Meade Customer Support to upgrade your controller.

 


Non-Meade Telescope Compatibility*

Celestron NexStar 5i / 8i / GPS / SLT / SE / Advanced GT
Celestron AVX / CGE / CGEM / CPC series
SkyWatcher SynScan
Orion Sirius / Atlas / SkyView Pro / SkyQuest XTg / StarSeeker /
HDX
iOptron SmartStar / MiniTower
iOptron iEQ45 with 8406 controller
iOptron 8407 / 8408 contollers
Astro-Physics GTO
Losmandy Gemini
Vixen SkySensor 2000
Vixen StarBook / Sphinx
Sky Commander
Losmandy DSC
StellarCAT ServoCAT
Starmaster Sky Tracker
SiTech Controller
Takahashi Temma 2
Bisque Paramount + TheSkyX
Tangent Instruments BBox Encoder System (and compatible)
Celestron AstroMaster
JMI NGC Max
Lumicon Sky Vector
Orion Sky Wizard / IntelliScope
Takahashi Super Navigator

*Due to continuous firmware updates by individual manufacturers, we cannot guarantee compatibility with non-Meade telescopes.





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