AutoBtLX200 is a wireless adapter for telescope control systems such as Meade LX200, LX400, LX600.
It can be used for a rapid telescope targeting with help of mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.
Important: No external power supply or batteries required to power up this bluetooth adapter!
This bluetooth adapter is not supported by devices operating under the iOS operating system. For these devices, we recommend to use AutoFiLX200 WiFi adapter.
- Connect AutoBtLX200 bluetooth adapter to RS-232 serial port on the hand controller (before turning on the power of the telescope);
- Turn on the power of the telescope. On your mobile device, turn on Bluetooth mode and connect to the bluetooth adapter. If device asks for a password during the connection – enter «1234» and press «OK».
Example of telescope configuration and management with use of SkySafari software:
- Download and install the software. In the main menu, go to «Settings»;
- Scroll down to «Telescope» section and click on «Setup»;
- Select the type of equipment used «Scope Type – Meade LX200» and type of the mount, depends of your setup «Mount Type – Equatorial Goto (German)» or «Alt-Az. GoTo». In «Communication Settings» section select the wireless connection type – «Connect via bluetooth»;
- Return to the main menu and press «Connect».
If done correctly, you will hear a pleasant sound and the screen will display a crosshair with concentric circles which indicates the direction of the telescope viewing. On each side there will be the buttons that allow you to move the telescope along the axes of the mount.
You can direct the telescope at the objects by using a SkySafari objects database now. In order to do this use search – «Search» button, select an object from the list and press «GoTo» button. It is also possible to direct the telescope at an object on the screen. You need to click on it first and press «GoTo» after. For more details about how to use all features of the SkySafari software please visit SkySafari official website.
Successful observations and dark sky! Thank you for choosing AutoBtLX200.