Meade STELLA Wi-Fi Adapter

Control your GoTo telescope wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet.

  • Supports Meade GoTo telescopes
  • Compatible with iOS & Android devices
  • Creates Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Internet connection not required
  • UK warranty
Meade STELLA Wi-Fi Adapter
  • Product code: 608003
  • Availability: In stock
  • Despatch: 2 business days
  • Retail Price: £ 255.00
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Description

Meet STELLA

  • Wirelessly control the telescope from your tablet or smartphone.
  • Paired with SkySafari 6 Plus or SkySafari 6 Pro, allows you to view objects in the planetarium database, learn about them with information in the database, and have your telescope point to the object you’re viewing on the app with the push of a button.
  • Powered by AC adapter or the rechargeable battery & has a power saving mode, ensuring you will get the most out of your battery life.
  • Works with all Meade telescopes that use AudioStar, AutoStar (with full keypad), AutoStar II, and AutoStar III.
  • Can create its own Wi-Fi hotspot; no need for internet connection, or join existing Wi-Fi networks.
  • Contains a web server for configuring Wi-Fi parameters such as security, passwords, SSID (Service Set ID, allowing you to rename the network).
  • Comes with velcro for affixing STELLA to your telescope.

The adapter that allows you to wirelessly control your telescope. Control your telescope at a distance without having to worry about your handbox cord length. Creating its own Wi-Fi network or joining other Wi-Fi networks, the STELLA adapter communicates and aids in controlling your scope to make observing a breeze!

When paired with the Android and iOS app, SkySafari Plus/Pro, you now have a graphical interface for navigating the night sky. With this new adapter, gone are the days of handbox limitations; now you have a full featured planetarium at your fingertips that works in conjunction with your telescope!

Designed for Meade computer-controlled GoTo telescopes, STELLA uses the WiFi capabilities built into iOS or Android device to point your telescope in the sky.

Many people get lost in the sea of stars, unsure of where to look. Now with STELLA and SkySafari Plus/Pro you can leave your woes behind and explore the skies with ease. See a deep-sky object on SkySafari Plus/Pro that you want to view? With a push of a button, your telescope will point to it. STELLA gives you control of your telescope at a distance; keep the handbox at your telescope, and find celestial objects wirelessly.

SkySafari Plus/Pro app running on an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, communicates with STELLA over a wi-fi network. Depending on your telescope an additional cable is required to connect STELLA to the telescope or to it's handbox.


U.K. WARRANTY

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Requirements

An additional cable may be required to connect STELLA to your Meade telescope. The type of cable required depends on the model of your telescope and handbox controller.

Meade STELLA Wi-Fi Adapter requirements
Telescope Handbox Cable(s) Required App Required
DS

DS-2000

StarNavigator

ETX

LT

LXD-75

LX65

LX80

LX85

LX90

AudioStar (SKU: 07640)

AutoStar
type #497
(full keypad) (SKU: 07436)

Meade #505 Connector Cable Kit (SKU: 07505);

SkySafari 6 Plus app or SkySafari 6 Pro app on iOS

SkySafari 6 Plus app or SkySafari 6 Pro app on Android

LX200 ACF

LX200 GPS

LX200 Classic

LX400

RCX

LX600

LX850

AutoStar II
(SKU: 35-7200-00)

Meade #507 Connector Cable Kit (SKU: 07047);

SkySafari 6 Plus app or SkySafari 6 Pro app on iOS

SkySafari 6 Plus app or SkySafari 6 Pro app on Android

LS LightSwitch

ETX-LS LightSwitch

AutoStar III
(SKU: 35-4700-13LF)

USB A-B Type Cable

SkySafari 6 Plus app or SkySafari 6 Pro app on iOS

SkySafari 6 Plus app or SkySafari 6 Pro app on Android


Depending on your telescope an additional cable is required to connect STELLA to the telescope or to it's handbox.


Does STELLA require internet access to work?

Don’t worry, you don’t need internet for STELLA to work properly! Unlike Bluetooth, STELLA requires no pairing and no special drivers. Supporting a DHCP server or client, STELLA can enable your telescope to be remotely controlled. All you need is a WiFi enabled device like an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device.

How does STELLA work?

STELLA creates its own 802.11 wireless network. By default, this is an open wireless network called "STELLA", but you can rename and secure as you wish. You join this network from any of your qualified devices and just like that... you're ready to use STELLA! As long as your device gets its IP address by DHCP, no additional network configuration is required.

Battery Life

STELLA uses a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. It has a typical battery life of 4-8 hours under continuous use and offers a “power-saving mode” to aid in increased battery life. STELLA can also be powered from an external source, like USB ports or wall socket. Cables for both AC power (120V, 60Hz) and USB to micro-USB are included.

Apps, Software and Firmware

To complete your STELLA experience, you'll download and use a telescope control application, SkySafari 6 Plus or SkySafari 6 Pro onto your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device. The STELLA WiFi adapter works seamlessly with the SkySafari software (Plus and Pro editions). To download SkySafari 6 Plus app or SkySafari 6 Pro app for Android and iOS devices please follow the hyperlinks under the Links section below.

Compatible telescopes

The SkySafari 6 Plus and SkySafari 6 Pro apps are compatible with the following telescopes:

  • Meade LX200 ACF, LX200 GPS, LX200 Classic
  • Meade LX600
  • Meade RCX, LX400
  • Meade LX850
  • Meade LS
  • Meade ETX 60 - 125
  • Meade LXD650, LXD750
  • Meade LT, LXD55, LXD75, LX65, LX80, LX85, LX90
  • Meade DS2000, StarNavigator
  • Meade Magellan I
  • Meade Magellan II


Other telescopes

STELLA is also compatible with the following telescopes:

  • 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

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

STELLA Wi-Fi Adapter.
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Meade STELLA Wi-Fi Adapter
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code (SKU) 608003
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942997644
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar on behalf of Meade Instruments
Experience Level Intermediate
Battery Lifetime 4-8 Hours
Battery Type Lithium
Features Wireless telescope control. Compatible with SkySafari 6 Plus and SkySafari 6 Pro planetarium app. Controls all Meade telescopes with AudioStar, AutoStar (with full keypad, #497 type), AutoStar II, AutoStar III.
STELLA Wi-Fi Adapter Compatibility All Meade telescopes with AudioStar, AutoStar II, AutoStar III handbox; plus AutoStar handbox with full keypad (#497 type).
Not compatible with AutoStar type #494 (small keypad).
SkySafari 6 Plus/Pro App Compatibility Meade telescopes: DS-2000, StarNavigator NG, ETX Observer, LT, LS, LX65, LX80, LX85, LX90, LX200 ACF, LX200 GPS, LX200 Classic, LX400, RCX, LX600, LX850.
Assembled Product Dimensions 77mm x 112mm 25mm (3.0" x 4.4" x 1")
Assembled Product Weight 120 grams (0.26 lbs)
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