Meade AstroFinder Software with #505 Connector Cable Set for Autostar 04512 allows you to remotely control your Autostar-equipped ETX-90 , ETX-105, and ETX-125 Meade telescopes from a serial port-equipped laptop or PC. Meade AstroFinder Software displays a real-time interactive star chart on your computer screen that constantly shows you where your scope is pointing, so you can locate targets of opportunity while scanning the skies.
You can use Astro-Finder to remotely slew the scope to any object, both inside and outside the solar system, at a click of your mouse. You can also use Meade Astro Finder Software indoors when the weather is bad to plan future observing sessions and to print star charts to help organize your observing sessions in advance. It will display realistic planetarium-style views of the sky and earth on your monitor to help you learn the skies when the skies are too cloudy to see the skies.
Meade AstroFinder program comes on a CD-ROM and includes over 15,000 stars and objects in its database. It requires a PC running Windows 95 and higher. System requirements include a Pentium or higher processor, a CD-ROM drive, 16 megabytes of RAM, an SVGA or better monitor that's 256-color capable, and 15-60 megabytes of hard drive space (depending on how much of the database you want to keep on the drive to avoid having to use the CD-ROM in the field).
Meade #505 Connector Cable Set, which lets you connect ETX-90, ETX-105 or ETX-125 scope , Autostar, and PC, is included with Meade Astrofinder Package 04512 . # 505 Meade Cable Set consists of a 6' cable, plus a DB-9 serial adapter, to connect your scope to your laptop or PC to control the scope and download updated Autostar programs and the orbital elements of satellites, comets, and asteroids from the Meade website. A second 3' cable lets you connect two scopes to clone information from one scope to the other.
For use with a DB-9 serial port-equipped PC only. If you have a laptop with a USB port instead of a DB-9 serial port you will have to purchase a USB to serial adapter from your local computer store.
Features of Meade AstroFinder Software with #505 Connector Cable Set for Autostar 04512:
- Displays a real-time interactive star chart on PC screen
- 15,000 stars and objects in database
- Allow to download updated
- Lets to connect two telescopes
- Meade AstroFinder Software with #505 Connector Cable Set for Autostar (item04512) :
- CD-ROM with AstroFinder Program
- DB-9 serial adapter
- 6' cable
- 3' cable