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Meade #505 Connector Cable Set

You Pay: $15.95
Product Highlights
  • Connects Hand Control to PC and Telescope
  • For ETX-90, ETX-105, ETX-125, LX-90 & LXD-55 Telescopes

The #505 Connector Cable Set from Meade connects the telescope's hand controller to a PC. With the appropriate software loaded into computer, the telescope can be guided with the on-screen display. The set consists of a 6.0' RS-232 cable, and a DB-9 serial adapter.

Note! For use with a DB-9 serial port-equipped computers, or USB to serial adapters.

Meade #505 Connector Cable Set
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty
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    Meade#505 Connector Cable Set
     
    4.3

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (5)
      • Astrophotography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid adventurer (3), Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      An easy way to connect

      By StuRat

      from Melbourne, Australia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography

        Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set:

        This is the simplest way to connect the telescope to a computer. I just plugged the serial cable into the telescope and computer and started controlling the telescope. My only suggestion is the serial cable could have been a bit longer.

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        3.0

        #505 Connector Cable Set by Meade

        By AntMan

        from LI NY

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Construction
        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set:

        When i first received the cable i could not understand why the PC would not recognize the lx90? I looked at all the wire ends and connections and they appeared OK so i suspected the USB to serial adapter but i suspected wrong.

        After several hours i found that by holding the 505 cable end that goes into the Meade serial interface adapter on an angle completed the connection so either the adapter or the wire was bad. B&H took care of the issue right away by sending me a replacement and not even asking for the defective one back. I have not tested the new one as of yet but build quality seems cheap but to be fair it is very old technology.

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        5.0

        discontinued?

        By skyhunter

        from Northwest Indiana

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set:

          It works, what more is there to say. I know this is discontinued so I'm glad I got another now. Not many places have 'em.

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          4.0

          It Works

          By LeadPoop

          from Oak Harbor, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set:

                It works as advertised.

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                4.0

                Worked as Expected

                By Seth

                from Ohio

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Short Cable

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Astrophotography

                Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set:

                I used the cables to connect a Meade LXD75 mount with Autostar controller to my PC. The PC has TheSky6 installed. All worked as expected, even with an extension cable.

                Two complaints. First the cable is short. I had to use an extension (4 pin phone extension cable). Second, why doesn't this come with the mount?

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                5.0

                Works like a charm!

                By Rob the Astronomer

                from Wilmington DE

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Astrophotography

                  Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set:

                  The Meade 505 connector will connect the Autostar controller to your computer, assuming you have a serial connection. I do not, so I have to also use a serial to USB adapter to connect it to my MacBook Pro. This connector works very reliably once it is set up and will allow you to control your telescope with a variety of different telescope control and planetarium programs including Starry Night, Equinox, Voyager, AstroPlanner, Stellarium, and many others. I have yet to see one fail and I have used them for 10 years.

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