Meade 497 Audiostar Controller - Unit has been testedPrice includes USA shipping
The latest and greatest autostar, the 497, now not only will find objects for you, it will talk to you and tell you about the 500 best of the 30K objects in the memory.
This hand paddle works with the LXD, ETX, DS, LX90 and other Meade scopes. Here is what Meade says about it:
Now the intelligence integrated into these Meade telescopes provides the
user with all the experience and astronomical knowledge that a
professional astronomer could offer.
The incredible Astronomer Inside does all this:
Knows the sky so you don't have to.
Controls the telescope to find and track any of over
30,000 celestial objects automatically.
Takes you on a guided tour.
Shows you the best objects in your sky from your location and time and
then plays audio descriptions of those objects so you learn the details
of what you are seeing.
Has over four hours of audio descriptions of astronomical objects
including planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and
more that bring astronomy to life.
It's like having a professional astronomer standing next to you at the
The AudioStar computer controller with speaker helps you quickly find and GoTo over
30,000 objects in the night sky.
View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, comets and more-all at the push
of a button. Don't know what you want to view this evening? Then go to
the Tonight's Best™ tour in your AudioStar. It automatically selects the
best objects in the sky for that particular time and location.
We got this used audiostar in as a trade. Has a few minor scuffs on the finish & the cord is slightly stretched. Unit has been tested & works great!
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