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Add GPS to your telescope! Our new 65-channel GPS-NX02 receiver works with the Astro-Physics GTO, Celestron NexStar, NexStar+, StarSense, Losmandy Gemini, Gemini 2, Meade 497/497EP Autostar, Audiostar, LX200 Classic, Autostar II, Orion Atlas/Sirius GoTo, Sky-Watcher SynScan and Vixen StarBooks (see telescope models).

Imagine if your telescope could access the Global Positioning System so that it always knew when and where you were observing from. No more checking your watch, looking up site coordinates or fiddling with the keypad to enter the date, time, latitude and longitude. StarGPS uses a single cable to connect your telescope to the GPS receiver and automatically input these values... making your telescope setup much easier and more precise!

"I am very impressed and this is an absolutely fantastic product"
Dr. P. Clay Sherrod
Arkansas Sky Observatory
www.arksky.org

65-channel GPS-NX02 receiver
Measures only 39 x 45 x 16 mm (1.5 x 1.8 x 0.6 in)

The StarGPS-NX Package includes:

  1. High performance GPS-NX02 receiver
  2. One cable to connect the GPS to your telescope/controller:
    GPS-ASTAR - Meade Autostar/Audiostar (ETX/LXD/LX90/LX80/LT)
    GPS-494 - Meade 494 Autostar* (ETX60/70/80, DS2000)
    GPS-Astro - Astro-Physics GTO
    GPS-LX200 - Meade LX200 Classic, Autostar II
    GPS-Gemini - Gemini with 4-pin DIN power jack
    GPS-Gemini2 - Gemini 2 (this is the new Gemini)
    GPS-GeminiDC - Older Gemini with 1-pin DC power jack
    GPS-NexStar - Celestron NexStar**, NexStar+, StarSense
    GPS-StarBook - Vixen StarBook adapter and cable
    GPS-Synta - Orion Atlas/Sirius or Sky-Watcher SynScan***
    GPS-USB - Windows PC connected mount
    * Requires Meade #506 Cable Connector Kit
    ** Requires firmware version 2.3, 104.0 or 4.0+
    (includes a 6p6c splitter for use with GT, AS-GT, CG5)
    *** Requires firmware version 3.10+ or AZ 3.03+

StarGPS-NX Package
US$129.00



StarGPS-NX Package
for Vixen StarBook
US$199.00

If you own an Autostar 497/497EP or Audiostar controlled telescope such as the Meade ETX, LXD, LX80, LX90, LT series or an upgraded LX200 Classic then we recommend that you consider upgrading to the StarGPS Package which adds a StarPatch registration key ($79) and serial cable ($20). StarPatch uses your Windows PC to perform a one-time, quick and easy installation that reprograms the handset to accept raw GPS data. You can then connect the GPS to your telescope, turn the scope on, and watch as the handset displays incoming GPS data including time, number of satellites and signal strength as shown below. Once a location fix is obtained the handset will beep, display the results and skip ahead to the "Align:" prompt. Click her for more information about StarPatch.

     

The StarGPS Package includes:

  1. High performance GPS-NX02 receiver
  2. GPS-ASTAR cable to connect the GPS to the handset
  3. StarPatch software registration key to add GPS Setup capability to one Autostar 497/497EP or Audiostar handset
  4. PC-ASTAR cable to connect your PC to the handset

StarGPS Package
$179.00

Telescope Models

Astro-Physics GTO is provided with the following mounts:

  • 400GTO, 600EGTO, 900GTO, 1200GTO with GTOCP2
  • 1200GTO, Mach1GTO, 1100GTO, 1600GTO, 3600GTO with GTOCP3

Celestron NexStar, NexStar+ and StarSense controlled telescopes are manufactured by Celestron and include the models listed below. StarGPS-NX requires a NexStar (firmware version 2.3, 104.0 or 4.0+ as displayed using the hand control “Utilities: Version” menu item) or any NexStar+ or StarSense hand control.

Gemini and Gemini 2 are provided with the following mounts:

Meade Autostar 497/497EP and Audiostar controlled telescopes are manufactured by Meade Instruments Corporation and include the following models:

  • LX80 Series Telescopes
  • LT Series Telescopes
  • ETX-90, ETX-105 and ETX-125 Astro Telescopes
  • StarNavigator Series Telescopes
  • LX90 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
  • LXD55, LXD75 Series Telescopes

Meade Autostar 494 controlled telescopes require a Meade #506 Cable Connector Kit (serial adapter cable) to interface with StarGPS-NX and include:

Meade LX200 Classic

Meade Autostar II controlled telescopes including the following models (the GPS-NX02 is useful in cases where the telescopes built-in GPS is not operating properly):

  • LX200GPS, LX200R and LX200ACF
  • LX400ACF and RCX400

Orion Atlas/Sirius GoTo and Sky-Watcher SynScan controlled telescopes include the models listed below. StarGPS-NX requires a hand controller with firmware version 3.10+ or AZ 3.03+.

  • Orion Atlas/Sirius EQ-G and SkyView Pro
  • Sky-Watcher EQ-3/5/6 SynScan

Vixen StarBook controlled mounts include the models listed below. StarGPS-NX requires a StarBook with LAN port and firmware version 1.2 build 31 or newer as displayed using the "About StarBook" menu item.

  • Vixen SXP, AXD or SXD2
  • Vixen Sphinx SX, SX2, SXD or Atlux
  • Vixen Skypod, GP2 or GPD2

 

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