Avalon StarGo Plus Mounts

Avalon StarGo Plus Mounts are now available from Avalon Instruments. The Avalon StarGo Plus was introduced in early 2023 featuring a custom Avalon Instruments Raspberry Pi controller offering a complete remote and complete setup management. It is retrogradable for users of the Avalon StarGo GoTo control system and the company provides more information on how to do so on their website.

Avalon StarGo Plus MountsWith the introduction of the Avalon StarGo Plus Mounts, Avalon has now incorporated the Avalon StarGo Plus and its functionality into its mount lineup including the M-Zero series, Linear, M-Uno, Evo, M-Tre and M-Due mounts.

With up to 128 microstepping resolution adjustable, Avalon has made available a different mount configuration file for each mount to use depending on the user session requirement. This provides higher resolution for high accuracy tracking and lower resolution for higher slew speed for observing session.

The Avalon StarGo Plus can be accessed directly on the StarGo Plus Raspberry Pi operation system for complete remote control or it can be utilized via software installed on a host PC using programs such as Carte du Ciel, N.I.N.A., SGP, Stellarium and others utilizing INDI (Linux, Mac O.S.) or ASCOM Alpaca (Windows O.S.) drivers.

The Avalon StarGo Plus WebApp for smart devices and PC/Laptop control is a browser-based solution that uses any kind of browser installed on any kind of smart or PC device and doesn’t require an external app. Once the device is connected with StarGo Plus, the device can control the setup.

The WebApp allows complete mount and setup control and system function management. The WebApp provides the ability to move the mount axis and, thanks to the INDI Driver, the StarGo Plus is also compatible with the SkySafari App, so the user can also perform intuitive GoTo maneuvers for visual or photographic session.

The Avalon StarGo Plus includes a handset which allows for the use of a keypad for simple axis movements, precise centering or even more advanced focuser control.

You can learn more about the Avalon StarGo Plus here.

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