Stella Wi-Fi Adapter

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  • Wirelessly control the telescope from your tablet or smartphone


  • Paired with StellaAccess, allows you to view objects in the planetarium database, learn about them with information in the database, and have your telescope point to the object you’re viewing on the app with the push of a button


  • Powered by AC adapter or the rechargeable battery & has a power saving mode, ensuring you will get the most out of your battery life


  • Works with all Meade telescopes that use AudioStar, AutoStar (non #494 versions), AutoStar II, and AutoStar III


  • Can create its own Wi-Fi hotspot; no need for internet connection, or join existing Wi-Fi networks


  • Contains a web server for configuring Wi-Fi parameters such as security, passwords, SSID (Service Set ID, allowing you to rename the network)


  • Comes with velcro for affixing STELLA to your telescope


SKU: 608003
 

Product Description

Meet STELLA.

The adapter that allows you to wirelessly control your 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 make observing a breeze!

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 WiFi capabilities built into 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.

To connect STELLA with your telescope, additional cables are required. See "How do I connect STELLA to my telescope?" below.


Does STELLA require internet access to work?

Don’t worry, you don’t 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 WiFi 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.

How do I connect STELLA to my telescope?

For Meade AutoStar and AudioStar equipped telescopes, use the Meade #505 Cable set. Connect the 4-pin cable side to the bottom of the handbox and 9-pin serial side to STELLA.

For AutoStar II equipped telescope, sue the Meade #507 Cable set. Connect the 6-pin cable side to the RS232 port on the telescope control panel, and 9-pin serial side to STELLA.

Battery Life

STELLA 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.



Apps, Software and Firmware  

To complete your STELLA experience, you'll download and use our telescope control application, StellaAccess onto your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device. The STELLA WiFi adapter works seamlessly with StellaAccess app as well as the SkySafari software.

StellaAccess version 6 is now available for Android devices and on the Google Play Store.
StellaAccess version 5 is available for iOS devices and on the iTunes Store.

Compatible Telescopes

The Meade StellaAccess App is compatible with the following telescopes:

  • Meade LX200 Classic
  • Meade LX200 GPS/ACF, LX600
  • Meade RCX, LX400
  • Meade LX850
  • Meade LS
  • Meade ETX 60 - 125
  • Meade LXD650, LXD750
  • Meade LXD55, LXD75, LX85 Meade LX65, LX80, LX90, LT
  • Meade DS2000, StarNavigator
  • Meade Magellan I
  • Meade Magellan II

OTHER TELESCOPES

  • Celestron NexStar 5i / 8i / GPS / SLT / SE / Advanced GT
  • Celestron AVX / CGE / CGEM / CPC series
  • SkyWatcher SynScan
  • Orion Sirius / Atlas / SkyView Pro / SkyQuest XTg / StarSeeker / HDX
  • iOptron SmartStar / MiniTower
  • iOptron iEQ45 with 8406 controller
  • iOptron 8407 / 8408 contollers
  • Astro-Physics GTO
  • Losmandy Gemini
  • Vixen SkySensor 2000
  • Vixen StarBook / Sphinx
  • Sky Commander
  • Losmandy DSC
  • StellarCAT ServoCAT
  • Starmaster Sky Tracker
  • SiTech Controller
  • Takahashi Temma 2
  • Bisque Paramount + TheSkyX
  • Tangent Instruments BBox Encoder System (and compatible)
  • Celestron AstroMaster
  • JMI NGC Max
  • Lumicon Sky Vector
  • Orion Sky Wizard / IntelliScope
  • Takahashi Super Navigator

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Specifications

Warranty 1 Year
Battery Lifetime 4-8 Hours
Battery Type Lithium
Contents Included Stella Wi-Fi Adapter, AC Adapter, USB to micro-USB cable, Instruction sheet
Features Wireless telescope control. Compatible with StellaAccess planetarium app. Controls all Meade telescopes with Audiostar, Autostar, Autostar II, Autostar III.
Product Dimensions 3.0" x 4.4" x 1" (77mm x 112mm 25mm)
Product Weight 0.26 lbs 0.12 kg

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