Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter - 608003

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  • Control your computerized telescope wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet with the Stella WiFi Adapter from Meade.
  • Pair with the StellaAccess app for iOS or Android and explore 2.5 million celestial objects. Select any object and your connected telescope slews to it automatically.
  • Stella generates its own WiFi network—no internet connection required. You may choose to secure or rename the network.
  • Runs on the included rechargeable lithium ion battery for 4-8 hours of observing (more with optional power-saving mode). Or choose to power Stella via AC or USB.
  • Compatible with dozens of computerized mounts from Meade and other top manufacturers. See full compatibility list below.
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  • Description

    Experience your computerized telescope in a new way with the Stella WiFi adapter. This box attaches to your telescope with velcro and replaces a traditional hand control. With Stella, you can control your telescope wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device.

    StellaAccess, brought to you by SkySafari

    The Stella WiFi Adapter works seamlessly with StellaAccess, Meade's exclusive planetarium app developed in conjunction with the experts at SkySafari. This user-friendly graphical interface responds to your movements and identifies celestial objects in real time. Want to slew your telescope to one of the 2.5 million objects in StellaAccess' database? Simply tap on your device's screen. You can also listen to audio descriptions of celestial objects as you view them through the eyepiece.

    StellaAccess is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. You must download the app ($14.99) to use Stella.

    Simple and secure WiFi connection

    Stella creates its own 802.11 wireless network--similar to the one your home WiFi router generates. That means you don't need internet access to use Stella, so feel free to take it to the most remote dark sky location. Meade selected WiFi over other connections like Bluetooth for a simpler streamlined connection process. Simply select the Stella network on your mobile device and you can connect to it in one easy step. No pairing required.

    You may also choose to have Stella join your existing wireless network for easy observing at home. Once it's set up, you can configure Stella's settings using any web browser. You may choose to rename or password protect your Stella network.

    Lithium ion battery technology

    Stella includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery with enough capacity to power 4-8 of continuous observing. For longer stargazing sessions, you can choose to enable "power saving mode" for increased battery life. Alternatively, use the included AC or USB adapters to run Stella on wall power or any USB power source. 



    Meade engineered Stella and StellaAccess with maximum versatility in mind. 

    Meade Telescope Compatibility
    The following Meade Telescopes are compatible with StellaAccess:

    • Meade LX200 Classic and GPS
    • Meade LX400 ACF
    • Meade LX600 / 850
    • Meade LS / LT
    • Meade ETX  (when equipped with #497 or AudioStar Controller*)
    • Meade LXD 55 / 75 / 650 / 750
    • Meade LX 80 / 90
    • Meade Magellan I
    • Meade Magellan II

    *Some 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). Contact Meade to upgrade your controller.

    Non-Meade Telescope Compatibility**

    • 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)
    • JMI NGC Max
    • Lumicon Sky Vector
    • Orion Sky Wizard / IntelliScope
    • Takahashi Super Navigator

    **Due to continuous firmware updates by individual manufacturers, we cannot guarantee compatibility with non-Meade telescopes.

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