DobsonDream – Push-TO DSC upgrade kit for Celestron StarHopper Dobson telescopes.
It contains everything necessary for the automation of Celestron StarHopper Dobson telescopes. It only takes 10 minutes to install it. Simply tighten 8 pcs of screws and install the encoders. Now the telescope is ready for a fast search of space objects!
It helps observers to accurately and quickly find objects in the night sky.
The telescope tube is pointed to the object manually, until the crosshair in the planetarium program coincides with the desired object.
The controller receives data about the position of the telescope tube from sensors (encoders) located on the telescope mount axes.
The resolution of the encoders of each of the axes is 4000 pulses per revolution, which is quite enough to accurately point the telescope to the object.
Before using the system, you must enter the resolution of the encoders (4000 ppr) in the corresponding fields of the planetarium program.
DobsonDream can work with any planetarium program supporting work with basic encoders and DSC.
For example, for a PC with Windows, you can use the Cartes De Ciel planetarium, and for mobile devices with the Android or iOS SkySafari planetarium.
DobsonDream is made in two versions. Their difference in different communication interfaces, WiFi or Bluetooth.
In the standard kit, the DobsonDream controller contains a WiFi interface. If you need a bluetooth interface – make a note of this when placing an order. Make sure you understand that Bluetooth version of the KIT works only with Android devices, while WiFi version supports both: Android and iOS devices.
- Power supply: 12V, 2A, 5.5mm 2.1mm plug
- The center pin of the power connector is positive
More detailed information can be obtained from the DobsonDream upgrade kit documentation.