StarAid Revolution Standalone Autoguiding - Revision A

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StarAid Revolution Standalone Autoguiding - Revision A

# 1485000

€ 990.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 831.93
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NEW VERSION: StarAid Revolution – Revision B

The StarAid Revolution Version A is not produced anymore.

More details about StarAid Revolution – Revision B

  • Lightweight, 8cm long stand-alone autoguider, automatic polar alignment and plate-solver in one
  • StarAid automatically monitors the seeing conditions and the mount response
  • With built-in WiFi or the provided USB cable to control the StarAid Revolution with the free built-in StarAid App. No laptop or any other devices needed.
  • Starts up in a blink, ensures uninterrupted recording.
  • Polar alignment in 30 seconds – High accuracy: typically ~30” within about 2 minutes
  • Fix guiding errors immediately and with ease. If guiding is interrupted, the LED lights will indicate this immediately
  • Automatic platesolving within 2 seconds
  • High Quality – improves image quality by up to 30%
  • CS mount and ¼ fitting
  • Antidust, no-fingerprint housing
  • All mounts with an ST-4 compatible guide port and adjustable screws or knobs are supported (even single-axis tracking platforms)

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Is the StarAid app available for iPhones or iPads? I cannot find it anywhere.
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Question by: Jose Salcedo on Sep 16, 2020 5:19:00 PM | 1 Answer(s)
Does it work in the Southern hemisphere with only faint little Octans as our polar alignment?
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Question by: Peter Brouwer on Aug 18, 2021 10:19:00 AM | 1 Answer(s)
Is the Staraid Unit compatibel mit iOptron CEM 25 Montierung ?
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Question by: Lothar on Jul 3, 2021 8:28:00 AM | 1 Answer(s)
Des questions autour de moi concernant "the StarAid Revolution" :
1) Pour ce qui est de la mise au point, "comment on contrôle que les étoiles sont focalisées ?"
2) Et "comment gérer le dithering également ?"
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Question by: Serge Tinland on Oct 28, 2020 9:14:00 PM | 1 Answer(s)
Some compact/portable mounts, such as the iOptron Skyguider Pro, only guide on the RA axis and not on the DEC axis. If I wanted to use the Staraid also with this mount, could I turn DEC guiding off in the built-in web app? I would like to turn DEC guiding back on at a later time to also use it with a normal GOTO EQ mount.
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Question by: Jose Salcedo on Dec 8, 2020 2:18:00 PM | 1 Answer(s)
Do you know yet if it works with 10Micron mounts?
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Question by: Chris Morriss on Dec 5, 2020 3:41:00 AM | 1 Answer(s)
Description

Details

StarAid Revolution

Stand-alone autoguiding revolutionised

No configuration

  • Autoguiding starts automatically as soon as you power on your StarAid.  Point your telescope anywhere in the sky, and StarAid will find multiple guide stars. Even under a full moon or in a rich star cloud in the milky way under pristine skies.
  • No laptop or any other device needed
  • Guiding automatically resumes when clouds pass by or when you move your mount to a new location

Accurate and fast tracking for the best image quality

Accurate:

Fast:
  • Recognises and tracks 1 to 20 stars simultaneously
  • Advanced, high performance proprietary star recognition and centering algorithm
  • Guiding accuracy not affected by mount backlash
  • Up to 30% sharper photos
  • Sends up to 5 corrections per second (5Hz) to the mount to minimise drift effects and correct some of the seeing (5Hz)
  • Finishes mount calibration in 4-30 seconds

Automatically optimised guiding parameters

  • StarAid automatically monitors the seeing conditions and the mount response
  • It uses Artificial Intelligence to find the optimal guide parameters

Live LED status feedback

  • LEDs indicate the status of guiding, warnings or errors
  • Different patterns for specific actions
  • No need to connect your laptop or phone
  • Adjust their brightness or turn them off completely from the StarAid App

Comet guiding

  • Image comets with long exposures. StarAid provides a well maintained catalogue of interesting comets. Simply select a comet from object guiding and point your main telescope at the comet. StarAid tracks and keeps the comet stationary so you can confidently take long exposures for crisp comet images.
  • Once object guiding is enabled, no laptop or any other device is needed.

No laptop needed

Free built-in StarAid App to access extras

Even though StarAid autoguiding is fully autonomous, and requires no additional device, there is a handy StarAid App available to access advanced functionality:

  • Monitor the status of autoguiding.
  • Super easy polar alignment.
  • Automatic plate-solving (“Sky Recognition”)
  • Live view to help you focus your StarAid.

Use it with any device

  • Access and use the app on your smartphone, computer or tablet
  • Works without Internet
  • Connect your device via StarAid’s built-in wifi or the provided USB cable

Accurate polar alignment within 30 seconds with a tap in your app

  • Just point your telescope anywhere in the sky. No need to see the celestial pole from your location.
  • StarAid will tell you how to set your mount.
  • Works equally well in the Southern hemisphere, Northern hemisphere and at the equator.
  • Works well for apartment windows or balconies where the celestial pole is obscured.
  • Choose fast or high accuracy: typically 30″ within 2 minutes (good enough for guiding), 10″ within 4 minutes (accurate), or 1″ within 12 minutes (precise).
  • Intuitive guidance with real-time visual feedback while making adjustments.
  • All mounts with adjustable screws or knobs are supported (even single-axis tracking mounts).
  • Polar alignment also works without a connection to the guide port.

Automatic platesolving within 2 seconds

Die Geschwindigkeiten der Sternfelderkennung von StarAid mit einem 200mm-Leitrohr. Die Farben zeigen die benötigte Zeit in Sekunden an. Die dunkelblauen, ungelösten Felder liegen entlang der Ebene der Milchstraße. In den meisten Fällen wird sogar weniger als eine Sekunde benötigt.

Star field recognition speeds of StarAid with a 200mm guide scope. The colors denote solution time in seconds. The dark blue, unsolved areas align with the plane of the Milky Way. In most cases, the actual solve time is less than 1 second.

  • The Sky Recognition functionality recognises 96% of all locations within 2 seconds (under clear skies, without moonlight)
  • Start it with a tap from your StarAid App
  • No Internet needed
  • Check the coordinates in the app, and enter it in your mount to use it for GOTO

All modern mounts supported

Tested on several models

  • All mounts with an ST-4 compatible guide port are supported.
  • Tested on the following mounts and mount types:
    • All mounts with Astro-Elektronik FS-2 control sysrtem
    • Astro-Physics 1100
    • Astro-Physics1200
    • Astro-Physics Mach1
    • Astro-Physics models with GTOCP v2, v3 and v4
    • Celestron AVX (the same control as, among others CGEM, CGEM DX, CGEM II, CGX, CGX-L)
    • Losmandy GM-8 with originals DDS
    • Meade FORK mount
    • SkyWatcher EQ5
    • SkyWatcher EQ6
    • Vixen Super Polaris with BoxDorfer MTS-3 Kit
  • Can be used with Losmandy DDS control box
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Additional Information

EAN Code 4047825045645
SKU (#) 1485000
Adaptable to All mounts with an ST-4 compatible guiding port are supported
Usage Can be used with the Losmandy DDS Control Box
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