Ursa Minor Bluetooth interface - Wireless mount operation - version 1b
Most of the new laptops have built-in Bluetooth radio. The olders can be easily upgraded with USB port Bluetooth modules. With Bluetooth connection we can control our telescope mount without cable.
We offer you the Ursa Minor Bluetooth Interface to control your telescope mount. This Bluetooth interface can be ordered with different connectors to different telescope mounts. This version operates:
- Sky-Watcher NEQ3
- Sky-Watcher NEQ5
- Sky-Watcher HEQ5
These Bluetooth modules can be connected directly to the mount not to the hand controller. Connect them to the hand controller socket of the mount. The operation with the Ursa Minor Planetarium program is similar as the connection made by wire.
On the module, there is a reset button and a status led. The led can indicate the following states of the connection:
LED Dark: The module is not powered. Please check the power connections of the mount!
LED Fast blinking (2Hz) : The module is not paired to any computer. In this case it doesn't accept connections, but it is ready to be discovered by a computer.
LED Slow blinking (1Hz) : The module is paired with a computer. It is ready to accept connections. If you press the reset button, the module will forget the pairing, and comes back to unpaired state (fast blinking) .
LED Continuous lighting: Connection established with a computer. It indicates that a program (typically the Ursa Minor Skytour or Pro) built the connection to control the telescope.
The Bluetooth Interface is available in two versions:
- Providing remote telescope operation.
- Same as the first but providing DSLR camera exposure control additonaly.
Second version of the Bluetooth interface has two additional LEDs to indicate focus and exposition control of DSLR camera.