STARLOCK: FULL-TIME AUTOMATIC GUIDING


StarLock™ is Meade's revolutionary technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. StarLock™ uses an 80mm f/5 optic and a super wide-angle lens in a two-camera sensor system that automatically finds your target in high-precision, immediately captures a field star as dim as 11th magnitude and then guides to an accuracy of one arc second. There's no need for a separate guider or computer. StarLock™ requires no user focusing or guide star selection. StarLock™ automatically programs periodic error correction and then corrects for any other errors down to virtually zero.

StarLock™ is available on Meade® LX850 and LX600 models.

 


"StarLock automatically selects a guide star, determines the appropriate exposure time and starts guiding automatically without user intervention. This means a user with a DSLR camera doesn't even need a laptop to take images and autoguide with."

- Meade Team Brand Ambassador, Andrew Santangelo

 

 


"Besides auto-guiding [...] there's also some capabilities that are unique and very handy. There's automatic periodic error correction using StarLock and there's also automatic drift aligning, which I've used several times."

- Meade Team Brand Ambassador, Mike Weasner

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