hand control – ETX Premier and later, LXD-55 and LXD-75 scopes, LX-90, etc.
Even if you still have your standard hand control, you can replace it with the Audio Star™ to upgrade any of these scopes to the latest Audio Star™ technology.
To connect a standard ETX70 494 controller will require a 506 cable (not a 505 as supplied with the LPI).
Starry Night users may prefer to control the scope as normal and only run the LPI Imaging section of Autostar Suite. Here a couple of my first pics with the LPI taken with an ETX70 and a x2 barlow ... To view more Autostar Suite/LPI pics taken with the ETX70 goto the Gallery Don't forget that the LPI will work with various other products such as barlows and filters Accessories/Modifications I've made an adapter for the Meade 07361 Variable Projection Camera Adapter to enable - you can view details HERE To view other websites with related content visit the Autostar Suite / Meade LPI Webring If you have Autostar Suite/LPI content on your website why not join the Autostar Suite / Meade LPI Webring Some people have reported an error during installation of the Autostar Suite software - 'Invalid RPC stub' error message.
The Audio Star™ cannot be used to upgrade the smaller #494 hand control used in Meade entry level scopes or the 145,000 object database Auto Star II hand control used in LX-200 scopes.
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heres not a whole lot you can say that hasn't already been said about the Autostar controller.
Computer pointing technology along with a list of features and an extensive database that can be easily upgraded from the Internet makes the Autostar a first class controller.
Autostar Suite is a software package that contains a planetarium program and can be used for image processing, telescope control, autostar updating, tour list creation and more.
The LPI is basically a web cam which, when coupled with Autostar Suite provides features such as assisted focusing, exposures from .001 to 15 seconds, autoguiding and can automatically take multiple exposures - select the best and align and combine them into one superior image.