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Meade - Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade - Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade - Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade - Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade - Stella Wi-Fi Adapter

Meade - Stella Wi-Fi Adapter

  • Vendor
    Meade
    Sale price
    $199.99
    Regular price
    $300.00 You save 33%
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    Availability:

    Estimated Arrival: Between Mar 06 and Mar 18. *ETA to USA Only

    **Item is DISCONTINUED**

    Meet STELLA.

    The adapter that allows you to wirelessly control your telescope. Control your telescope at a distance without having to worry about your handbox cord length. Creating its own Wi-Fi network or joining other Wi-Fi networks, the STELLA adapter communicates and aids in controlling your scope to make observing a breeze!

    When paired with our Android and iOS app, StellaAccess, you now have a graphical interface for navigating the night sky. With this new adapter, gone are the days of handbox limitations; now you have a full featured planetarium at your fingertips that works in conjunction with your telescope!

    Designed for Meade computer-controlled GoTo telescopes, STELLA uses the WiFi capabilities built into iOS or Android device to point your telescope in the sky.

    Many people get lost in the sea of stars, unsure of where to look. Now with STELLA and StellaAccess, you can leave your woes behind and explore the skies with ease. See a deep-sky object on StellaAccess that you want to view? With a push of a button, your telescope will point to it. STELLA gives you control of your telescope at a distance; keep the handbox at your telescope, and find celestial objects wirelessly.

     Does STELLA require internet access to work?

    Don’t worry, you don’t need internet for STELLA to work properly!  Unlike Bluetooth, STELLA requires no pairing and no special drivers. Supporting a DHCP server or client,  STELLA can enable your telescope to be remotely controlled.

    All you need is a WiFi enabled device like an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device.

    How does STELLA work?

    STELLA creates its own 802.11 wireless network. By default, this is an open wireless network called "STELLA", but you can rename and secure as you wish.

    You join this network from any of your qualified devices and just like that... you're ready to use STELLA! As long as your device gets its IP address by DHCP, no additional network configuration is required.

    Battery Life
    STELLA uses a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. It has a typical battery life of 4-8 hours under continuous use and offers a “power-saving mode” to aid in increased battery life.  STELLA can also be powered from an external source, like USB ports or wall socket. Cables for both AC power (120V, 60Hz) and USB to micro-USB are included.

    Apps, Software and Firmware  

    To complete your STELLA experience, you'll download and use our telescope control application, StellaAccess onto your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device. The STELLA WiFi adapter works seamlessly with StellaAccess app as well as the SkySafari software.

    StellaAccess version 6 is now available for Android devices and on the Google Play Store.
    StellaAccess version 5 is available for iOS devices and on the iTunes Store.

     Compatible Telescopes

    The Meade StellaAccess App is compatible with the following telescopes:

    • Meade LX200 Classic
    • Meade LX200 GPS/ACF, LX600
    • Meade RCX, LX400
    • Meade LX850
    • Meade LS
    • Meade ETX 60 - 125
    • Meade LXD650, LXD750
    • Meade LXD55, LXD75, LX85 Meade LX65, LX80, LX90, LT
    • Meade DS2000, StarNavigator
    • Meade Magellan I
    • Meade Magellan II

     OTHER TELESCOPES

    • Celestron NexStar 5i / 8i / GPS / SLT / SE / Advanced GT
    • Celestron AVX / CGE / CGEM / CPC series
    • SkyWatcher SynScan
    • Orion Sirius / Atlas / SkyView Pro / SkyQuest XTg / StarSeeker / HDX
    • iOptron SmartStar / MiniTower
    • iOptron iEQ45 with 8406 controller
    • iOptron 8407 / 8408 contollers
    • Astro-Physics GTO
    • Losmandy Gemini
    • Vixen SkySensor 2000
    • Vixen StarBook / Sphinx
    • Sky Commander
    • Losmandy DSC
    • StellarCAT ServoCAT
    • Starmaster Sky Tracker
    • SiTech Controller
    • Takahashi Temma 2
    • Bisque Paramount + TheSkyX
    • Tangent Instruments BBox Encoder System (and compatible)
    • Celestron AstroMaster
    • JMI NGC Max
    • Lumicon Sky Vector
    • Orion Sky Wizard / IntelliScope
    • Takahashi Super Navigator
    Warranty 1 Year
    Image Sensor Image Sensor
    Chip Dimensions Chip Dimensions
    Pixels Pixels
    Battery Lifetime 4-8 Hours
    Battery Type Lithium
    Contents Included Stella Wi-Fi Adapter, AC Adapter, USB to micro-USB cable, Instruction sheet
    Features Wireless telescope control. Compatible with StellaAccess planetarium app. Controls all Meade telescopes with Audiostar, Autostar, Autostar II, Autostar III.
    Product Dimensions 3.0" x 4.4" x 1" (77mm x 112mm 25mm)
    Product Weight 0.26 lbs 0.12 kg

    We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price then us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.  If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date will refund the difference as well.

    To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

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    • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
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    Order Confirmation As soon as you place your order you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days) we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

    Order Shipment If your order is received, the inventory is in stock and your credit card information matches the information, In most cases, we can ship within 5 business days. We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order please email us at info@skygazeoptics.com.

    Miscellaneous Shipping Information

    • We cannot ship to PO boxes.
    • Non-standard shipping surcharges will apply to isolated service areas, such as remote areas, areas not readily accessible by a delivery vehicle, islands, Hawaii & Alaska etc., as defined by the shipper. These circumstances occur less than 1% of the time.

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    You can estimate the deliver time to your home or business by viewing the "Ships Within" information listed with every product. This refers to the time from when you place your order, to the time it leaves the warehouse. The total delivery time for your order is calculated from the time your order is placed, until you receive it. The diagram below shows how the total delivery time is broken down into pre-ship processing time and shipping time. 

    Processing time is the time it takes from when you submit your order to when the product leaves the warehouse. The "Ships Within" time frame listed with each of our products on the website applies to this time frame. For example, if your order a product that reads "Ships Within: 2 Weeks", this means that the product typically leaves the factory within two weeks. If there will be any additional time required to process your order, we will notify you immediately to confirm the delivery period. This time is needed for products that are shipped to you directly from our manufacturers. The manufacturers need this time to fulfill your order. In some cases, the items are custom built.  Shipping time is measured when your order leaves the warehouse to when it arrives at your address. Actual shipping time can vary between 2-5 business days. Contact our helpful customer service experts at (888-264-2244)  for more information.

     

    Did your shipment arrive damaged or defective?

    Please report damaged or defective merchandise to us immediately by email phone. Photos of the items and the packaging would be greatly appreciated. This will speed up our resolution process. We strongly recommend at the time of delivery, if your notice any cartons that look dented, crushed or just not right, open them immediately and inspect the contents. If the contents appear to be damaged, please notate it on the delivery ticket, refuse that item only and contact us as soon as possible for instructions.

    Brands/Products that do NOT qualify for our 30 Day Return Policy:

    APM

    APM products do not qualify for our 30 day return policy.

    Custom Orders

    Additionally, items that are special ordered, customized, or engraved - cannot be returned or refunded under our 30 day return policy. 

    If your engraved item needs to be repaired within 30 days of purchase, please reach out to us and we will have the product repaired or replaced, re-engrave if necessary, and return it to you in new condition.

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