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SouthernStars SkyWire - GOTO with iPhone 5 and SkySafari Pro (Lightning connector)

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SkyWire - GOTO using iPhone 5 / iPad (4th Gen.) / iPod touch (5th Gen.) with Lightning connector

High precission GOTO using an Iphone / Ipad and Ipod touch in combination with SkySafari Pro


Now it is possible to use the Iphone/Ipad/Ipod touch for the really important stuff - astronomy !
Using Skysafari Pro on your Apple device with iOS4 or higher lets you do the positioning of your mount very easy

Simply connect the SkyWire with the docking port of your Iphone/Ipad/Ipod touch after having started SkySafari Pro and the device is being recognized by the software. Then plug in the RS232 cable from your mount (see the list of cpompatibel mounts below) and

The optional SkySafari Pro App is a very powerful software that turns Your Iphone/Ipad/Ipod touch in a handy planetarium with of course all the Messier, NGC and IC catalogue, as well as planets, satelites and comet databases. It also incudes darknebulae, lbn and vdbobjects.All these objects can be choosen in GOTO mode or you can drive the mount directly by using the arrows on the Iphones display.

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(photo shows SkySafari Pro on an Ipad - take a look at the AppStore for SkySafari Pro)

Using SkyWire for Astrophotography makes it very easy to find the perfect imaging field.
You can for example define different camera fields and see them inside SkySafari. So you can choose the perfect area very accurately.
The possibilities you have are nearly endless.

You need to download SkySafari Pro separately from the AppStore and you also need the correct RS232 cable for your mount.

Technical data :

Cable length: 1m
Connection ports: Lightning adapter, DB39 male RS232
Power consumption: 50mA in use, 5mA in standby (powered from Iphone/Ipad/Ipod touch)
Compatible Apple device: iPhone 5, iPad (4th Gen.), iPod touch (5th Gen.)
Compatible mounts: each mount with RS232

compatible mounts:
  • Meade LX-200 Classic and GPS
  • Meade LX-90, ETX, LXD, LX-400 ACF with AutoStar #497 controllers
  • Meade Magellan I and II
  • Celestron Ultima 2000
  • Celestron NexStar 4/5/8, 5i/8i, GPS, SLT, SE
  • Celestron CG5, CGE, CGEM, CPC
  • Orion Sirius, Atlas, SkyView Pro, SkyQuest XTg
  • SkyWatcher mounts with SynScan controllers (EQ3, EQ5, HEQ5 and EQ6 Synscan)
  • SkyWatcher FlexTube Goto Dobsonians
  • SkyWatcher azimutal mounted GoTo telescopes
  • Takahashi Temma 2
  • ServoCAT Argo Navis, Sky Commander, Losmandy DSC
  • Astro-Physics GTO, Losmandy Gemini, Vixen SkySensor 2000
  • Tangent Instruments BBox, JMI NGC-MAX, Celestron AstroMaster
  • Lumicon SkyVector, Takahashi Super Navigator, Dave Ek Box

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