Meade #506 Connector Cable Kit with Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition Software #04513. Allows you to both operate and update your AutoStar equipped Meade telescope from your computer. For use with #494 AutoStar equipped models including Meade ETX-60, ETX-70 and ETX-80 and most DS-2000 series models from a PC. Includes serial cord connector. USB Adapter sold separately.
Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition shows the night sky, constellations, planet positions, and more for any location on Earth. Controls any Meade telescope with a 494 Autostar, allowing telescope control from the PC. Displays more than 15,000 celestial wonders: galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, stars and planets on your PC. This enables even the beginner to locate and identify objects to observe with the telescope and print out star charts for use in observing sessions.
Includes a 6 foot 4 pin to 6 pin serial cable with integrated AUX-to-serial converter and 6 pin to RS-232 serial interface adapter. For Meade Model 494 Autostar equipped models only.
A Pentium II/400mhz computer is recommended. For Windows XP or higher. USB support (USB adapter sold separately) is available for 64-bit Vista or Windows 7 operating systems with use of a 64 bit driver available for free download at www.meade.com.
Specifications for Meade #506 Cable Connector Kit w/Software for 494 Autostar equipped models #04513:
* AutoStar Operations - Telescope Control and Download from a PC
* Included Part - 6' 4 Pin to 6 Pin Cable with Integrated AUX-to-Serial Converter
* Included Part - 6' Pin to RS-232 Serial Interface Adapter
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).