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Home Accessories Meade Accessories Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
The adapter that allows you to wirelessly control your Meade AutoStar equipped 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 making observing easier via your phone or tablet.
When paired with our Android and iOS app, StellaAccess, 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 Wi-Fi capabilities built into your 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 StellaAccess, you can leave your woes behind and explore the skies with ease. See a deep-sky object on StellaAccess 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.Does Stella require internet access?Dont worry, you dont 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 Wi-Fi 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 LifeStella 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.Stella Apps, Software and Firmware To complete your Stella experience, you'll download and purchase our telescope control application, StellaAccess onto your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch or Android device. The Stella Wi-Fi adapter works seamlessly with StellaAccess app as well as the SkySafari software. Firmware is upgradable via computer. Note: You'll need the mobile application, StellaAccess to use the Wi-Fi adapter. Does the mobile app, StellaAccess, come free with Stella?No, purchasing Stella Wi-Fi adapter does not include the mobile application, StellaAccess. StellaAccess is available for purchase from the Google Play Store or Apple iTunes Store.Get the StellaAccess APP here Wirelessly control the telescope from your tablet or smartphone Powered by AC adapter or the rechargeable battery & has a power saving mode, ensuring you will get the most out of your battery life Compatible TelescopesStella can wirelessly enable almost any telescope with a standard USB or RS-232 serial interface. Models that have been tested and are known to work with Stella include: Meade LX200 Classic and GPS Meade LX400 ACF Meade LX600 / LX850 Meade LS / LT Meade ETX (when equipped with #497 or AudioStar Controller) Meade LXD 55 / 75 / 650 / 750. Meade LX90 / LX80 Meade Magellan I Meade Magellan IISome Meade ETX models (60/80) ship with the Autostar #494 controller. To make Stella work with these scopes, you need to replace the #494 Autostar controller (which does not have a serial port) with the AudioStar (which does). Comes with velcro for affixing Stella to your telescope