Meade Stella Wireless Serial & USB Adapter
The Meade Stella is an adapter that allows you to wirelessly control your telescope. With your smartphone or tablet and the Android and iOS app, StellaAccess, you can wirelessly control your computerized telescope. The Stella adapter creates its own 802.11 wireless network to communicate with and control your scope to make observing a breeze! Unlike Bluetooth, Stella requires no pairing and no special drivers. Supporting a DHCP server or client, Stella can enable your telescope to be remotely controlled.
Once you join Stella’s Wi-Fi network (named “Stella” by default) from any of your qualified devices, connect to your telescope using StellaAccess and you're ready to control your telescope from your smart phone or tablet. As long as your device gets its IP address by DHCP, no additional network configuration is required.
To complete your Stella experience, you'll download and purchase StellaAccess onto your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch or Android device from the Google Play or Apple iTunes store. The Stella Wi-Fi adapter works seamlessly with the StellaAccess app as well as the SkySafari software. Firmware is upgradable via computer.
Many people get lost in the sea of stars, unsure of where to look. Now with Stella and StellaAccess, you can leave your woes behind and explore the skies with ease. See a deep-sky object on StellaAccess that you want to view? With a push of a button, your telescope will point to it. Stella gives you control of your telescope at a distance; keep the hand controller at your telescope, and find celestial objects wirelessly.
Stella can wirelessly enable almost any telescope with a standard USB or RS-232 serial interface. Models that have been tested and are known to work with Stella include:
- Meade LX200 Classic and GPS
- Meade LX400 ACF
- Meade LX600 / 850
- Meade LS / LT
- Meade ETX (when equipped with #497 or AudioStar Controller)
- Meade LXD 55 / 75 / 650 / 750
- Meade LX 80 / 90
- Meade Magellan I
- Meade Magellan II
Some Meade ETX models (60/80) ship with the Autostar #494 controller. To make Stella work with these scopes, you need to replace the #494 Autostar controller (which does not have a serial port) with the AudioStar (which does). Contact Meade to upgrade your controller.
Other Compatible Telescopes:
Celestron NexStar 5i / 8i / GPS / SLT / SE / Advanced GT
Celestron AVX / CGE / CGEM / CPC series
Orion Sirius / Atlas / SkyView Pro / SkyQuest XTg / StarSeeker / HDX
iOptron SmartStar / MiniTower
iOptron iEQ45 with 8406 controller
iOptron 8407 / 8408 contollers
Vixen SkySensor 2000
Vixen StarBook / Sphinx
Starmaster Sky Tracker
Takahashi Temma 2
Bisque Paramount + TheSkyX
Tangent Instruments BBox Encoder System (and compatible)
JMI NGC Max
Lumicon Sky Vector
Orion Sky Wizard / IntelliScope
Takahashi Super Navigator
*Due to continuous firmware updates by individual manufacturers, we cannot guarantee compatibility with non-Meade telescopes.