Meade 505 Telescope to PC Control Cable CP2102 RS232 RJ10 Serial Adapter Converter Connector Autostar Audiostar Cable Compatible for ETX127 ETX125 ETX-90 LXD75 LX80 LX90 (9.8 feet)
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Meade 505 Telescope to PC Control Cable CP2102 RS232 RJ10 Serial Adapter Converter Connector Autostar Audiostar Cable Compatible for ETX127 ETX125 ETX-90 LXD75 LX80 LX90
USB TO RJ10 CP2102 RS232 Serial Adapter Cable
Length: 3.2feet 6.0feet 9.8feet 16.4feet
DIY Meade 505 Telescope to PC Cable Most of our readers here will be surprised to learn that I am an avid amateur astronomer. I spend every chance I get under the stars taking in the amazing views that can be seen from my 10" Meade LXD-55 Schmidt Newtonian. With my background in photography, it should come as no surprise that I have shifted more into astrophotography than visual observing. My imaging sessions are usually conducted with two of my best friends at a private observatory owned by one of them . The observatory is nice but it is located about 35-40 minutes from me and thus I do not get out there as much as I would like to. So over the last couple of months I have been gearing up my scope for imaging. One of the first task I had to tackle was building a cable that would allow me to control my telescope from my PC, and that is what today's tutorial is all about.
There are several reasons one would want to control their telescope with a PC:
It is faster than using the hand controller.
It gives you a visual aid when searching for something hard to find.
If you find something unknown, the planetarium software will be able to identify it.
It is a necessity if you plan on imaging anything for longer than a single quick exposure.
It's wicked cool!
1 x USB TO RJ10 CP2102 RS232 Adapter Cable
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