SkyWire iPad accessory

Southern Stars


Southern Stars
Now you can use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch as a powerful telescope controller thanks to SkyWire ($79) from Southern Stars. This adapter adds a 30-inch cable and RS-232 port to your Apple device, allowing you to control any telescope that accepts a serial connection. SkyWire works with Southern Stars SkySafari planetarium app (formerly SkyVoyager), turning your smart device into a go-to controller with an interactive sky chart and tens of thousands of objects accessible with just a few taps on the screen. SkyWire is an Apple-approved accessory that requires no modification to your Apple device. Some telescopes may require an additional cable to adapt SkyWire’s standard DB9 connector.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.

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