Meade #506 Connector Cable Set w/Astrofinder Software

Connect your Meade GoTo telescope with AutoStar type #494 handbox to a Windows PC.

  • For AutoStar type #494 handboxes
  • Telescope control by Windows PC
  • AutoStar #494 handbox firmware updates
  • UK warranty
Meade #506 Connector Cable Set w/Astrofinder Software
  • Product code: 04513
  • Availability: Discontinued
  • No longer available
  • Retail Price: £
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For all Meade models equipped with the #494 type AutoStar handbox (small keypad). Allows you to both operate the telescope from your computer and download free updates from the Meade site as they become available.

Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition shows the night sky, constellations, planet positions, and more for any location on Earth. Controls any Meade telescope with a #494 AutoStar handbox, allowing telescope control from a Windows personal computer. The included serial cords also allow downloading updated software to the AutoStar from your PC, and additionally cloning one AutoStar to another.




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Includes a 0.9 metre 4-pin to 4-pin cable, a 1.8 metre 4-pin to 6-pin cable, and a 6-pin to RS-232 serial interface adapter.

For Microsoft Windows XP or higher. Please download the latest software updates for Microsoft Windows computers on Meade's website.

Note: Computers without a RS-232 (Serial) port require an additional USB to Serial port adapter cable. The Meade USB to RS-232 Serial Adapter Cable (SKU: 07507) is sold separately.

Note: The #506 Connector Cable Set is not compatible with Meade AutoStar type #407 (full keypad), AudioStar, AutoStar II and AutoStar III handboxes.

Carries full one year UK warranty by Opticstar on behalf of Meade Instruments Corp.

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Meade #506 Connector Cable Set w/Astrofinder Software
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code (SKU) 04513
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942920024
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar on behalf of Meade Instruments
Experience Level Intermediate
Interface 4-pin to 4-pin Cable - 0.9m (3 feet) 4-pin to 6-pin Cable - 1.8m (6 feet) 6-pin to RS-232 Adapter
Handbox Compatibility AutoStar type #494 (small keypad)
Telescope Compatibility DS, DS-2000, StarNavigator, ETX
Computer Compatibility Microsoft Windows 10/8/7Vista/XP
Assembled Product Weight 30 grams
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