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        Star GPS

Add GPS to your telescope!
For Meade ETX, LXD55/75, LX90, LX200 Classic and Losmandy Gemini.

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 a GPS receiver and automatically input these values... making your telescope setup much easier and more precise!

"I am very impressed and this is an absolutely fantastic product
that is light years ahead of the competition"
Dr. P. Clay Sherrod
Arkansas Sky Observatory

For my mount the Losmandy G11 with Gemini, I purchased the following components:
*GPS-600 Receiver   @ $99.00
 *Gps Gemini Din Cable @ $30.00

Setup, What can I say. For my system there is nothing to setup. It's just a matter of connecting the power plug on the GPS into the power out jack on the Gemini control box, and plug in the RS232 cable from the GPS unit into the RS232 port on the control box. A red led will flash on the GPS unit letting you know it's powered up and receiving a GPS signal. From here I turn on the Gemini system and everything is automatic. Gemini picks up the time, latitude and longitude directly from the Star GPS unit.
The Star GPS is a real time saver. Especially if you go to dark sites and star parties. No more looking at you watch and then converting to UTC. Or asking everyone what the coordinates are for a particular site. All done for you in a matter of seconds with the Star Gps.
The following is the  features of the GPS unit that I recieved.
Features:
Fast time-to-first-fix and low power consumption
High performance SiRFstar IIe/LP chipset tracks up to 12 satellites in parallel
Lithium cell sustains internal clock and memory (recharges during normal operation)
Red LED power indicator blinks once a valid GPS fix is obtained
Optimized for navigation in urban-canyon environments
Automatic cold start with no user initialization required
Compact design with integrated antenna/receiver
Standard NMEA-0183 protocol (GPS-6010) or LX200 protocol (GPS-6010-LX)
Built-in WAAS/EGNOS demodulator
Water proof design for all weather
One-year warranty (parts & labor)

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