This splendid device enables you to control your GOTO telescope from your your iOS or Android phone or tablet when used in unison with the Meade StellaAccess app (available for purchase iTunes or Google Play Store), and appropriate telescope connector cables. It is capable of enabling almost any telescope with a standard USB or RS-232 serial interface for wireless use. Models that have been tested and confirmed to work are as follows in a list:
Meade LX200 Classic and GPS
Meade LX400 ACF
Meade LX600 / 850
Meade ETX (When used with #497 or AudioStar Controller)
Meade LXD 55 / 75 / 650 / 750
Meade LX 80 / 90
Meade Magellan I
Meade Magellan II
How to connect the Adapter to the StellaAccess Mobile Application:
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. Doing so is simple as physically centering the scope on a real object in the sky, and selecting that object in the sky chart to make it the current target object before them tapping the align button.
I have a meade lx90 , now I want Stella. What additional accessories do I need for Stella ? and to connect it to a Mac book pro?
Question by: jeremy on Jul 8, 2017 9:33:00 PM
To control your LX90 with Stella via a smart phone or tablet, you will need the StellaAccess App. If you want to control the telescope with your Macbook Pro, you will need to get the Mac version of Sky Safari.
Answer by: Ian Lauer (Admin) on Jul 11, 2017 10:22:00 AM