EQStarProEQ3 – EQ drive upgrade kit for EQ 3-2, CG-4, Orion Astroview mounts

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$289.00

EQ drive upgrade kit for EQ 3-2, CG-4, Orion Astroview mounts.

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EQStarProEQ3 – NEW equatorial mount control system designed to automate the control of the equatorial mount, and can be used in stand-alone mode and in a control mode using a computer or mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.).

This kit is based on the latest, high-performance EQStarPRO controller.

Compared to other controllers, the NEW EQStarPRO is faster, more powerful, quieter and smoother!

On a PC, EQStarProEQ3 kit works with any astronomical programs that support the ASCOM platform. For example, with the planetarium Stellarium, Cartes de Ciel, StarCalc and others. Among astrophotography and auto-guiding programs, EQStarProEQ3 supports MaximDL, Guidemaster, PHD2 and others. When you work with a PC, EQStarProEQ3 can automatically find celestial objects and automatically track them (directing) during astrophotography with a high shutter speed. Also, when working with a PC, you need to install the ASCOM application EQMOD.

EQStarProEQ3 also supports working with the INDI astronomical platform and ZWO ASIAIR Pro.

Controlling the telescope using mobile devices allows you to automatically find celestial objects. In the planetarium program on a mobile device, either Celestron or SynScan should be selected as a telescope control, as well as a mount – a German equatorial mount. EQStarProEQ3 supports the following mobile applications – SkySafari, Stellarium mobile plus, DSOPlaner and others.

EQStarProEQ3 communicates with a PC via USB or WiFi, and with a mobile device via WiFi.

The variety of platforms, drivers, and applications that EQStarProEQ3 can run on makes it possible to create particularly user-friendly control conditions depending on the tasks.

For example, an astrophotographer typically uses a laptop or PC to search for, aim and direct an object during a long exposure. These features are mainly programs running under Windows. But for a lover of visual astronomy, it is much more convenient to control the mount using a compact mobile device, smartphone or tablet, rather than using a PC or laptop.

EQStarProEQ3 comes with a universal joystick for manual control, which allows you to autonomously control mounting without a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Characteristics:

  • The mount type is equatorial.
  • Power supply: 10 – 28V, 5A, 5.5mm 2.1mm plug
  • The center pin of the power connector is positive
  • WiFi and USB are built-in.

The kit consists of:

  • Controller unit EQStarPRO.
  • Motor cables – 2 pcs.
  • USB cable – 1 psc.
  • Button joystick – 1 psc.
  • Stepper motor unit for RA axis
  • Stepper motor unit for DEC axis
  • Bolts for mounting blocks with motors – 1 pcs
  • Large pulleys – 2 pcs
  • Small pulleys – 2 pcs
  • Drive timing belts – 2 pcs
  • Hexagon wrench – 4 pcs
  • Software CD and user manual.

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 – $26,98

Shipment within 5-7 business days after payment day.

1 review for EQStarProEQ3 – EQ drive upgrade kit for EQ 3-2, CG-4, Orion Astroview mounts

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary (verified owner)

    Good evening everyone. I just want to write a quick review on this product as I now have had a fair amount of time using it. I haven’t had a chance to use the WIFI mode so cannot comment on that side of things. I bought this for my eq3-2 mount to do a but of guided imaging with my 130pds. Since setting up with eqmod Stellarium and APT I have been enjoying the platesolve and goto++ tools. Saves so much time finding and framing targets. I find that guiding is almost always under an arc second. ( note that I have carefully setup the mechanics in the mount). The mount slews quickly and quietly. All in all it has turned my eq3-2 mount into something that is extremely useful for astrophotography. Alexander also updated me with firmware free of charge and is very responsive to messages. Don’t want to go on buyt I’d recommend this product to anybody with this mount. Clear skies Gary

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