|⚠||WARNING: Stellarium CANNOT prevent your telescope from being pointed at the Sun.||☀|
If you abuse this feature to point your telescope to the sun and ruin your telescope, your eyes, your children's eyes or whatever, then this is not our fault, but yours.
Note: version 0.10.0 of Stellarium does not include the key bindings for telescope control. The telescope control feature was being re-worked and was re-introduced in 0.10.1. If you want to use telescope control, but can't run versions 0.10.1 and later, you can use version 0.9.1.
This page lists telescope control drivers and their compatibility with various models.
|Make||Model||Operating System||Server (see note 1)||Status||Notes|
|Meade||Autostar||Windows||TelescopeServerLx200.exe||Supported||see note 2|
|Meade||Autostar||MacOS X||TelescopeServerLx200||Untested||currently source code only|
|Meade||LX200||Linux||TelescopeServerLx200||Supported||Original reference implementation, used by the developer|
|Meade||LX200||Windows||TelescopeServerLx200.exe||Supported||Original reference implementation, seems to work well with different kinds of Windows|
|Meade||LX200||MacOS X||TelescopeServerLx200||Untested||currently source code only|
|Losmandy||G11||Linux/Windows||TelescopeServerLx200(.exe)||Supported||successfully used by some guy in the forum|
|Celestron||NexStar||Linux/Windows||TelescopeServerNexStar(.exe)||Untested||by Michael Heinz|
|Celestron||NexStar||Mac||TelescopeServerNexStar||Supported||by Michael Heinz|
|Astelco||full range (OpenTPL)||Linux, Solaris||TelescopeServerRTS2||Supported||see note 3|
|CAHA||1.23m||Solaris||TelescopeServerRTS2||Supported||see note 3|
|Software Bisque||Paramount||Linux||TelescopeServerRTS2||Supported||see note 3|
|Astrolab||various custom models||Linux||TelescopeServerRTS2||Supported||see note 3|
- The telescope server program (short: Server) is a stand alone program that can operate exactly one telescope, and can simultanousely serve one or many clients (like stellarium). The terms server and client refer to the respective role in TCP/IP communication. The name of the binary should uniquely identify the telescope communication protocol it is using for communicating with the telescope. Naming convention for programmers: The name of the driver refers to the class in the driver source code. This is usually similar to the name of the resulting binary (program), but to be certain, look inside the .hpp file which is used to make the binary. It might be a good idea to adopt the convention of making the resulting binary have the same name as the driver class.
- Autostar ETX70 with 494 controller and 506 cable. The original telescopeserverLX200.exe was too fast for the slow link connection to the 494 controller. The problem has been repaired with the latest version of TelescopeServerLx200.exe. To get a smoother move of the cross hair edit the time delay in the config.ini file from 500000 to 1500000. B.G
- RTS2: for RTS2 models, you will need RTS2 driver. You can obtain it from [].