Single-board minicomputers are becoming increasingly popular among amateur astronomers. Until , single-board mini computers for astronomy enthusiasts were mainly presented on the basis of the Raspberry pi mini computer running the Linux operating system. These systems include StellarMate, Astroberry, Asiair and others. AstroPC is a new, astronomical mini computer, but running the Windows 10 PRO operating system.
The AstroPC is a small device that fits in the palm of your hand and can completely replace your laptop, desktop or hand controller while controlling mounts, astro cameras, focusers and other astronomical devices. AstroPC will allow you to control any astronomical equipment wirelessly or via the Internet using your smartphone or tablet. And at the same time, you can be in comfortable conditions, inside a warm room with your families and at the same time enjoy observing celestial objects and astrophotography.
AstroPC is a full-featured remote desktop system based on the Microsoft RDP remote access protocol. The system can be accessed through free RDP client applications from anywhere in the world! The AstroPC sits next to your telescope, wherever it is, and allows you to remotely control all your astronomical equipment from your room, from your desk, using your familiar astronomy programs, just as you used to be near your telescope. You can, from any mobile device, while away from the telescope, rotate your telescope by simply clicking on the star map, change focus, capture images, solve plate images and much more!
The use of AstroPC is not limited to supporting astronomical equipment only from certain manufacturers, so with AstroPC, you can control any astronomical equipment from any manufacturer!
The AstroPC wireless access point allows you to access the system directly, i.e. without an external wireless network, such as in the field.
By default, the AstroPC remote desktop is accessed through the Microsoft RDP client application using the following connection parameters: IP address 192.168.2.20, username – AstroPC, password is empty.
By default, the AstroPC system has a minimal set of free applications and drivers that allows you to quickly connect and start working immediately with SkyWatcher, Celestron, Meade, iOptron or Losmandy GoTo mounts, and Canon, Nikon, ZWO ASI cameras and FocusDream focusers.
In the note to the order, please indicate the list of equipment that you will connect to AstroPC. This will allow the AstroPC to be better and faster set up and tested before shipping.
Velcro straps can be used to attach the AstroPC to other devices.
Processor: Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 Quad Core
CPU base frequency: 1.44GHz (1.92GHz maximum)
Operating system: Windows 10 PRO
RAM: 4GB DDR3L
eMMC memory: 64GB
Intel HD Graphics, 12 EUs @200-500Mhz
USB interfaces: USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, micro USB x 1
Wireless interface: Wi-Fi 802.11n 2.4G with external antenna
Video output: HDMI and MIPI-DSI
Audio port 3.5mm
Power inputs/outputs 12-24V 6A, 5.5*2.1mm – 4 pcs.
Housing material aluminum
AstroPC mini computer – 1 pc.
Cables for connecting astronomical equipment – 3 pcs.
More detailed information can be obtained from the AstroPC User Manual
Happy observations and dark sky!
In order to improve the quality of the product, the manufacturer reserves the right to make changes to the design and equipment without notifying users.
Economy worldwide shipping – $18.98
Shipment within 5-7 business days after payment day.
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