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StarGPS 16-channel GPS for Telescopes

Item No. 707-10000
Manuf. No. PixSoft GPS-NX01

Eligible for Scope City Rewards at Check-out

StarGPS 16-channel GPS for Telescopes, GPS-NX01

This new 16-channel GPS-NX01 receiver works with the Astro-Physics GTO, Celestron NexStar, Losmandy Gemini, Meade 494/497/497EP Autostar, LX200 Classic, Orion Atlas/Sirius GoTo, Sky-Watcher SynScan, Vixen StarBook and StarBook Type-S.

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!

The GPS receiver is smaller than a computer mouse (See the picture).

StarGPS-NX is the "plug-and-play" solution for your Astro-Physics GTO, Celestron NexStar, Losmandy Gemini, Meade 494 Autostar, Meade 497/497EP Autostar, LX200 Classic, Orion Atlas/Sirius GoTo, Sky-Watcher SynScan, Vixen StarBook and StarBook Type-S. It includes a GPS-NX01 receiver and your choice of one adapter cable. No software is required since the GPS receiver outputs commands and data that the telescope already understands (see "Using StarGPS-NX"). Simply connect the GPS to your telescope, turn on the scope, and watch the GPS LED indicate:

  • power-on
  • location determined
  • setup complete
FEATURES
  • Fast time-to-first-fix and ultra low power consumption
  • High performance NemeriX chipset tracks up to 16 satellites in parallel
  • Supports standard NMEA-0183, Meade LX200, Celestron NexStar, Synta Binary and Vixen HTTP protocols
  • Automatically detects telescope type (Meade, Celestron, Synta, Vixen or none)
  • Switches to standard NMEA output after 30 seconds if no telescope is detected
  • Lithium cell sustains internal clock and memory (recharges during normal operation)
  • LED power indicator blinks to indicate receiver status (see General Information)
  • Automatic cold start with no user initialization required
  • Compact design with integrated antenna/receiver
  • One-year warranty (parts & labor)
SPECS
  • Size: 47 x 39 x 16 mm (1.9" x 1.5" x 0.6")
  • Weight: 70 g (2.5 oz)
  • Tracks up to 16 satellites (-152 dBm sensitivity)
  • Warm start in 38 seconds (50%), cold start in 45 seconds (50%)
  • Update rate: 1 second (default), adjustable*
  • Position accuracy: 3 meters CEP (50%), 7m (90%)
  • Velocity: 0.1 meters/second, without SA
  • Time: +/- 100 nanosecond synchronized to GPS time
  • Altitude: 18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max
  • Velocity: 515 meters / second (1000 knots) max
  • Acceleration: 4 G, max
  • Interface: RS-232 with 2 m (78") cable (PS/2 Female)
  • Baud rate: 9600 (default), 4800, 19200, 38400*
  • NMEA-0183 Version 2.2 ASCII output: GPGGA, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMC, GPVTG
  • Meade LX200 Command Set
  • Celestron NexStar Communication Protocol (requires hand control firmware version 2.3, 104.0 or 4.0+)
  • Synta Binary Protocol (requires hand control firmware version 3.10+)
  • Vixen HTTP Protocol (requires firmware version 1.2 build 31 or newer)
  • User selectable NMEA sentences also include: GPGLL, GPZDA*
  • Power: 3.6 to 5.5 V @ 35 ma
  • Backup power: 3V rechargeable lithium cell (350 hours)
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +85 degree (-40 to +185 degree)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing
The StarGPS-NX Package includes:
  • High performance GPS-NX01 receiver
  • One cable to connect the GPS to your telescope/controller
To connect the GPS to your scope, you must use one of the following cables (included in the price). Let us know which cable you need by telling us that information in the "Special Shipping Instructions" box when checking out:
  • GPS-ASTAR - Meade 497/497EP Autostar (ETX/LXD/LX90)
  • GPS-494 - Meade 494 Autostar* (ETX60/70/80, DS2000)
  • GPS-Astro - Astro-Physics GTO
  • GPS-LX200 - Meade LX200 Classic
  • GPS-Gemini - Gemini with 4-pin DIN power jack
  • GPS-GeminiDC - Older Gemini with 1-pin DC power jack
  • GPS-NexStar - Celestron NexStar hand control**
  • 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+

 


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