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Meade AudioStar Controller

B&H # ME07640 Mfr # 07640
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You Pay: $157.00
Product Highlights
  • Upgrade of AutoStar
  • Internal Speaker
  • Audio Files

The AudioStar Controller from Meade is the next generation of Meade's popular AutoStar. The AutoStar has morphed into the AudioStar by enhancing it with audio files and an internal speaker.

The AudioStar Controller is compatible with all Meade ETX-90 and 125 models, LXD-75 and LX90 series telescopes, and other "497" Autostar equipped models.

This computerized celestial object locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing a quick telescope alignment. It replaces the AutoStar Contoller with one that includes audio.

The AudioStar has over 30,000 celestial objects in its database. It has GOTO and tracking capability, multiple Guided Tours, digital positional readouts, a database of up to 200 user-defined objects, 9-Speed dual-axis movement, and the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord. Coiled cord and instructions included.

Audio files and internal speaker provides audible information about the night sky objects being viewed
Compatible with all Meade ETX-90 and 125 models, LXD-75 and LX90 series telescopes, and other "497" Autostar equipped models
Plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing a quick telescope alignment and object location in the night sky
Database of 30,000 astronomical objects and 200 user-defined objects for comprehensive viewing
GOTO finding and tracking ability for an enjoyable celestial experience
9-Speed dual-axis movement
Computer compatible
Meade AudioStar Controller
  • Coiled Cord
  • Instructions
  • Full One Year Meade Factory Limited Warranty.
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    MeadeAudioStar Controller
     
    4.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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        4.0

        Upgrade for me

        By JimBoPhoenix

        from Tempe, AZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Meade AudioStar Controller:

          My old unit stopped working so I was forced to buy a replacement. I like the updated database and the audio feature may be usefull. I only regret that they havent upgraded the data port to USB. The old RS232 requires an expensive adaptor.

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          4.0

          A good step in the right direction

          By Memory Tester

          from NC

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate

          Cons

          • Difficult to Use

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Meade AudioStar Controller:

          This Audiostar replaces the original handheld Autostar. It is somewhat easier to use, and more user friendly. The system is complex, and for my money, it is more complex than it needs to be. It could be simplified without losing any detail, and it could be improved by common naming convension, such as using the word Utilities, or Overview, or Close Celestial Objects, instead of just Objects.

          It takes a while to parse their language, and any interested person can do so, but it could be revised to reflect common language found in all computers.

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          4.0

          My new Audiostar

          By Ken W

          from cloudy Missouri

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • More features than I need

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Meade AudioStar Controller:

          As a long time heavy user (10 years) of the original 497 AUTOSTAR with my Meade LX90 scope, I was disappointed when the handbox failed. Research revealed that the old tried and true model had been replaced by an enhanced device, the AUDIOSTAR which comes complete with a voice and a process for determining the direction of north. Being an old pilot with hearing problems, I already know where north is and I wondered if I'd be plagued with a message such as "Recalculating!" in the same tone as my GPS. However, I was gratified to find that the thing was easy to configure, aligned quickly and accurately, and (so far) operates flawlessly.

          Also the response to my purchase by B&H was amazingly quick, thorough, and efficient. The firm will have my business hereafter.

          Ken West

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