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Meade #505 Connector Cable Set only for AutoStar Controlled Telescopes

Item# MEAD081
 
4.5

(8 Ratings)

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The Meade #505 Connector Cable Kit allows you to control your telescope from a PC. When used with #505 AstroFinder software (not included), your #497 Autostar-equipped, ETX telescope can be remotely controlled from the PC's display. Then simply point and click your way to any object shown on the computer screen, and the telescope will automatically slew around and place the object in your field of view.

 

Includes

 

  • 6-foot, 4-pin-to-6-pin, telephone-style cable extension
  • DB-9, 6-pin- to-RS232, serial interface adapter
    The kit will work with ETX 90/105/125 telescopes.


CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

Supplier Sku:
07505

Dimensions & Specifications

Warranty

1 Year

Brand

Meade

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Meade #505 Connector Cable Set only for AutoStar Controlled Telescopes
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Widely compatible adapter (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)

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    3.0

    works as expected

    By Astro the Dog

    from Phoenix, Az

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set only for AutoStar Controlled Telescopes:

        not much really to say. however would be nice if they updated the connection to be compliant with computers from this century, went to computer store to get an adapter for 17 bucks to work with usb and worked like a charm to update my firmware.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        So easy to use

        By stargazer

        from Colorado Springs Co

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Padding
        • Ice option
        • Widely Compatible Adapter

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Travel

          Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set only for AutoStar Controlled Telescopes:

          I am new to the home telescope world and need to connect an old scope to my old computer. This did the job. A longer cord would be nice to at least offer. This is a bulky scope and hard to get close to the computer.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Another must-have

          By clearsky

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

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                Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set only for AutoStar Controlled Telescopes:

                Although this may be a necessary evil, you will need this to update/flash your AutoStar. It works.

                 
                5.0

                LX 90 10" ACF Great Scope ...Great Price

                By SierraAstronomist

                from Grass Valley, Ca.

                About Me Professional Guide

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Padding
                • Great Optics
                • Robotic Assist
                • Strong Construction
                • Widely Compatible Adapter

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Astrophotography
                  • Bright Conditions
                  • Terrestrial Viewing
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set only for AutoStar Controlled Telescopes:

                  This scope aligns itself with a little input to fine tune one to two stars-it repeats and allows more object viewing per night and what stunning deep space and moon detail, with my glass solar filter, I took my first shots of the Sun yesterday, WOW !
                  The whole system works flawlessly, if you read the manual and watch-out to not be too close to metal or buildings-this scope works and the Meade
                  "Flip-Box" and "Off Axis Guider" add to my astrophotographic abilities.

                   
                  5.0

                  Meade #505 Connector Cable Set

                  By Brian

                  from Tinley Park, Illinois

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Widely Compatible Adapter

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy

                    Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set only for AutoStar Controlled Telescopes:

                    Easy to use and connects easily.

                     
                    4.0

                    505 Cable set

                    By Viking44

                    from Florence, AL

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Widely Compatible Adapter

                    Cons

                    • No USB adapter

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy

                    Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set only for AutoStar Controlled Telescopes:

                    I am using this cable set with a universal adapter for my laptop which includes a serial DB-9 connector, but I wonder why Meade doesn't provide an adapter that is compatible with USB? Since the universal adapter has the DB-9 port and connects to the laptop via USB, I assume that it is not that diffecult to have an adapter that goes straight to USB.

                     
                    5.0

                    Worked great right out of the box!

                    By Rog

                    from Roanoke, VA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Works as advertised

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy

                      Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set only for AutoStar Controlled Telescopes:

                      Worked great first time right out of the box.

                       
                      5.0

                      Meade 505 Connector Cable Set Only

                      By Joel Martucci

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Meade #505 Connector Cable Set only for AutoStar Controlled Telescopes:

                      Excellent product, easy to understand directions. Would recommend it for anyone wishing to do updates to the Meade scope

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                      Customer Q & A

                      Q1: Does this cable work with the ds 2130at model sold at wal-mart stores?

                      A: you will actually want to use the #506 AstroFinder Software and Cable Connector Kit for ETX 70AT and DS2000 Series

                      Q2: Is there a USB connector Cable set or is serial the only option?

                      A: You would need to get the model #07507 USB to RS-232 cable along with the #505. It will depend specifically on what telescope you are trying to connect though as to what cables will work properly.

                      Q3: will this work on a Meade NGC-60 telscope

                      A: I am sorry but no as the Auto star in the NGC's will tell you where to point the scope versus actually moving the scope for you.

                      Q4: Will this set work with a 25 pin serial port? My lap top does not have a 9 pin port. The Meade website says it connects to either a 9 or 25 pin, but from the picture and discription it seems to only work for a 9 pin.

                      A: The Meade #505 Connector Cable Set works with 9-pin serial ports.

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