Meade AudioStar

Star-align and control your telescope.

  • Telescope Handbox Controller
  • StarNavigator, ETX, LX65, LX85, LX90
  • Database of 30,000 objects included
  • Voiced descriptions of 500 objects
  • Includes cable to telescope
  • UK warranty
Meade AudioStar
  • Product code: 07640
  • Availability: In stock
  • Despatch: 2 business days
  • Retail Price: £ 159.00
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£ 10.00
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Description

The AudioStar computer controller with speaker helps you quickly find and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the night sky. With the AudioStar Controller plugged into your Meade telescope the astronomical universe is in the palm of your hand. Never before has such powerful telescope technology been so easy to operate, even by the most casual observer. Coiled cord and instructions included.

View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, comets and more-all at the push of a button. Don't know what you want to view this evening? Then go to the Tonight's Best™ tour in your AudioStar. It automatically selects the best objects in the sky for that particular time and location.

Meade AudioStar Controller (SKU: 07640). Next generation Meade AutoStar, now with audio files and an internal speaker. Compatible with all Meade ETX and StarNavigator models, LT, LXD-75, LX65, LX85 and LX90 series telescopes, and other #497 type AutoStar equipped models. This amazing computerised celestial object locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing a quick telescope alignment.

Once aligned with the sky the AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GOTO and tracking capability the AudioStar permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple Guided Tours, digital positional readouts, a database of up to 200 user-defined objects, 9-Speed dual-axis movement, the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord, and much more.


U.K. WARRANTY

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Features

The AudioStar controller provides all of the telescope control functions of the previous AutoStar handboxes but adds unique Astronomer Inside digital audio software and a speaker built into the AudioStar body that can provide you with more than four hours of fascinating and professionally-recorded audio descriptions of the objects you are observing. With Astronomer Inside technology, everyone around your telescope can listen and learn about more than 500 of the celestial objects contained in the AudioStar database, including planets, nebulas, star clusters, the Moon, and much more. Astronomer Inside puts the experience and astronomical knowledge of a professional astronomer in the palm of your hand.

Included in the AudioStar’s database are all of the following 30,000+ astronomical objects and stars – a range of objects certain to keep even the most active amateur astronomer growing in his or her studies of the skies for years:

  • the complete Index Catalog (IC), containing 5,386 galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters of all types;
  • the complete New General Catalog (NGC), containing 7,840 galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters of all types;
  • the complete Messier catalog of 110 Messier (M) objects, the best-known catalog of heavenly showpieces for the amateur astronomer;
  • the 109 objects of the Caldwell Catalog, a new listing of the best objects for small telescopes that expands the Messier catalog;
  • 16,800 stars from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) catalog, including double stars, variable stars, and other stars of special note;
  • 50 Earth-orbiting satellites, 26 asteroids (including all of the brightest asteroids), 15 periodic comets, and the 8 major planets from Mercury to Pluto.
  • With a talking AudioStar plugged into your Meade scope, the astronomical universe is in the palm of your hand. Never before has such powerful telescope technology been so informative and easy to operate, even by the most casual observer.

Important: Do not plug or unplug the AudioStar handbox to your telescope while the telescope is switched on.

Important: Not compatible with LS LightSwitch, LX200, LX600, LX850.

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

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Meade AudioStar
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code (SKU) 07640
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942002294
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar on behalf of Meade Instruments
Experience Level Beginner
Cable Includes cable to connect the AudioStar to the telescope
Telescope Compatibility DS-2000, DSM, StarNavigator, StarNavigator NG, ETX, ETX Observer, LT, LX65, LX80, LX85, LX90
Object Database 30,000 objects
Astronomer Inside Included with multiple Guided Tours and "Tonight's Best"
Speaker Outputs voiced descriptions and information for 500 objects in the database
Windows PC Connectivity Optional using the Meade #505 Connector Cable Set (SKU: 07505), USB to RS-232 Serial Cable (SKU: 07507) and optional software such as AutoStar Suite download from www.Meade.com website
iOS and Android Connectivity Optional using the Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter (SKU: 608003), Meade #505 Connector Cable (SKU: 07505) and StellaAccess software
Assembled Product Weight 150 grams; (plus cable: 30 grams)
Assembled Product Dimensions 17cm x 8.5cm x 2.5cm
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