The Starlight Xpress Lodestar Pro is a compact guider powered and operated by a single USB2 computer connection. The Lodestar Pro also provides an opto-isolated output connection for direct control of most mounts via their Autoguider sockets. This output is compatible with the ST4 style of RJ12 connection and supplies 4 pull down direction lines and a common return. Alternatively, you may send the mount control signals via a serial connection from the guider control computer. The LodeStar Pro includes a USB cable and an ST4 cable.
This LodeStar Pro monochrome autoguider comes equipped with extremely low read noise and a fast readout!
The SX Lodestar Pro utilizes a very sensitive Sony ‘ExView’ CCD (the ICX829) with an array of 752 x 580 pixels in a ‘half-inch’ format. Because of the high sensitivity and high dynamic range characteristics of the Sony ICX829, the Starlight Xpress Lodestar Pro makes a superb electronic finder and planetary imaging camera as well as a splendid autoguider!