iOptron compatibility with SkySafari is outlined below. You will need either SkySafari 5 Plus or Pro.
- iOptron SmartStar / MiniTower - these use the 8401A and 8402 controllers. We don't support 8401G. Also iOptron has abandoned these controllers. Also see note below (*)
- iOptron iEQ45 with 8406 controller - yes, these are supported. For this mount, the RS-232 port is on the mount base, not the 8406 controller.
- iOptron 8407 / 8408 contollers - yes, these are supported. These go with the iOptron iEQ30/45, and ZEQ25 mounts. RS-232 port is on the controller itself.
(*) The 8401/2 have a firmware bug which prevents the "Align" command from working with these controllers. Also they stop tracking (sidereal motion) when you press the directional east/north/south/west arrows. iOptron knows about this but is not addressing the problem since these controllers are obsolete. These problems are not present in newer iOptron models - 8407/8408 support Align, and continue sidereal tracking after east/west/north/south buttons are released.