Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter

Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter

Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter

B&H # ME608003 MFR # 608003
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Product Highlights

  • Wirelessly Control Telescope
  • Creates a Local Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery
  • Updateable Firmware via Internet
  • Password Protection Option
  • Requires Compatible Connector Cable Set
  • StellaAccess Android/iOS App
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  • 1Description

Expand your Go-To telescope's capabilities with the addition of the Meade Instruments Stella Wi-Fi Adapter. When powered on and connected to the mount's hand controller, Stella generates its own local Wi-Fi signal that you can use to connect it to a smartphone or tablet running the StellaAccess app for Android or iOS devices. If multiple Stellas are in use - such as at star parties - the unit supports password protection to limit connectivity and prevent control issues.

Using your mobile device and the app provides a full-color graphical touch-screen interface to control your mount plus the addition of star charts, guided tours, audio commentary, sky simulations, encyclopedic descriptions of celestial objects, compass/gyro support for alignment assistance, and access to a database of over 2.5 million objects.

An internal rechargeable battery will run the Stella from between 4-8 hours, depending on usage, or it can be directly powered by the included 110VAC power cord. The Stella's firmware is updateable via the internet connection through the StellaAccess app. Connection of the Stella to different hand-controllers requires optional cable kits to meet the specific requirements of different mounts and controllers, and are required to properly use the Stella.

Compatibility
  • Meade:
    • LX200 Classic and GPS
    • LX400 ACF
    • LX600/850
    • LS/LT
    • ETX, when equipped with #497 or AudioStar Controller
    • LXD 55/75/650/750
    • LX 80/90
    • Magellan I
    • Magellan II
  • Celestron:
    • NexStar 5i/8i/GPS/SLT/SE/Advanced GT
    • AVX/CGE/CGEM/CPC series
    • AstroMaster
  • SkyWatcher SynScan
  • Orion:
    • Sirius/Atlas/SkyView Pro/SkyQuest XTg/StarSeeker/HDX
    • Sky Wizard/IntelliScope
  • iOptron
    • SmartStar/MiniTower
    • iEQ45 with 8406 controller
    • 8407/8408 controllers
  • Astro-Physics GTO
  • Losmandy:
    • Gemini
    • DSC
  • Vixen:
    • SkySensor 2000
    • StarBook/Sphinx
  • Sky Commander
  • StellarCAT ServoCAT
  • Starmaster Sky Tracker
  • SiTech Controller
  • Takahashi:
    • Temma 2
    • Super Navigator
  • Bisque Paramount + TheSkyX
  • Tangent Instruments BBox Encoder System (and compatible)
  • JMI NGC Max
  • Lumicon Sky Vector
*Due to frequent firmware updates, Meade cannot guarantee future compatibility with listed non-Meade models
UPC: 709942997644
In the Box
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
  • 110 VAC Adapter
  • USB to micro-USB cable
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Connectivity Wi-Fi
    Battery Rechargeable lithium
    Runtime 4 - 8 h
    Dimensions 4.4 x 3.0 x 1.0" / 11.2 x 7.7 x 2.5 cm
    Weight 4.2 oz / 120.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 7.8 x 2.6"
    Stella Wi-Fi Adapter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous upgrade This is really a huge milestone in astronomy industry. Anyone would say it's not that necessary or saying any word besides saying it's a huge milestone in astronomical equipment is not saying the truth . After you just align your compatible telescope ( check the list ) then connect the stella into your telescope, download the app, go to setting , make sure that the location, time ,date , telescope & mount type is all matched then click connect and you're done ! You'll notice that the sky view on your mobile device is pointing exactly like your telescope pointing to when it finished the alignment. Now you can move the telescope with the arrows on your device's display or simply just choose any star or planet over the horizone from the sky map on your device and click on it then hit goto on the same screen and you're done ! Your telescope will slew to the object you chooses at once . Great device , Thanks meade .. Thanks to B&H for the super fast processing & shipping my order . B&H is best thanks again.
    Date published: 2017-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stella Wi-Fi Adapter review I received my Stella a day early ( thanks B & H ) and hooked it up to my LX 90 setting on my desk.. Could not get it to work.. Made sure the cable's were all plugged in properly and it connected up.. I played with it a little just to get the hang of how it works. I have only been able to go out in the back yard and play a little. I can't wait for the next star party.. The Stella Wi Fi & Stella Access program combination is awe some.. I will be able to select/goto objects without ever touching the scope.. I think what is most exciting is that I can go from viewing planets to Stars to Deep space object with just 2 touches on the I phone.. No more 8 button pushes on the scope controller. If this works as well at the next star party as it does in the back yard, I will be totally happy. Only thing is now I will have to get a I Pad with a larger screen, The I Phone is just a little too small. djl
    Date published: 2017-06-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meade is still keeping up. Meade has not left much of an alternative if one wants to easily control their telescopes from a electronic device. The app software is certainly better than the previous PC software but there is still a dependency on the Autostar hand controller for basic setup. Hopefully someday Meade will catch up, but for now they are just keeping up with third party vendors.
    Date published: 2017-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very helpful and educational Very helful to locate nebulas and galaxies by the map privided on the device instead of using the long list on the hand controller.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from See the universe Works so much better than the hand controller
    Date published: 2017-12-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Work great out of box. No issues
    Date published: 2017-07-12
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