Nexus-II combines Digital Setting Circles and USB Serial To Wifi interface in one powerful package.
Nexus-II is a multifunctional WiFi telescope interface. Using the advantages of WiFi, Nexus allows seamless interfacing of your telescope to the most popular planetarium software running on WiFi compatible computing devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Computers, Kindle Fire, Android phones/tablets, Windows-based PCs/tablets.
You can use Nexus-II with planetarium software such as SkySafari Plus/Pro, Starry Night, Cartes du Ciel, TheSky, and more.
Up to 11 hours battery life
Rechargeable Lithium battery
Operating temperatures range from -20ºC – 50ºC (-4ºF – 120ºF)
Supports SiTech communication protocol
Handles TTL quadrature optical encoders with practically unlimited number of pulses per second
Reverse polarity protection
One USB port
Class I WiFi device (up to 150 metres range)
Works with planetarium software running on iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS X
Nexus-II can function as:
Wireless DSC** with SiTech motor controller
USB*** serial to WiFi adapters
Using Nexus-II in combination with a planetarium software provides a cost effective yet very advanced DSC controller supporting all popular telescopes.
Powered a rechargeable Lithium* battery or external power (5-9V DC), Nexus-II will be there when you need it.
Both Access Point and Infrastructure (WPE/WPA/WPA2) WiFi network connections are supported.
Please refer to the user manual for further detail. It can be downloaded from the Manuals & Guides page on our website.
WHAT’S IN EACH BOX
When your Nexus-II arrives, it will contain:
1 x Nexus-II unit
1 x Nexus-II User Manual
1 x Nexus-II Setup Guide for Sky Safari
1 x USB charging cable
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS INCLUDE
A set of universal power adapters
Dimensions: 75mm x 105mm x 36mm (LxWxH) Weight: 150g
* - Nexus’s running time is approximately 11 hours (with 10,000-step encoders**** and a fully charged battery); user replaceable ** - Using a special utility from Astro Devices is required to be able to use Nexus with other planetarium software supporting SiTech. Please also note that additional cables are required that are available from Astro Devices at extra cost. Please e-mail us for further details. All generations of ServoCAT are supported (USB and non-USB). *** - Nexus-II supports USB serial devices based on CP210x (iOptron mounts), FT232x (ServoCAT Gen3, SiTech) and PL2303 (iOptron, Meade) chips. **** - Encoders sold separately
You can purchase Nexus-II directly from our online shop.