I have a Meade ETX-60, and it currently has the Meade #494 controller. I want to purchase the SkyWire Lightning Serial Accessory so that I can control the telescope from my iPhone and/or iPad using SkySafari 6 AR. The info page for SkyWire says that the #494 doesn't have a serial port to connect to SkyWire, and so I need to buy the #497 controller to replace the #494. However, my ETX-60 has an "AUX" port, and Meade has a #506 "AUX to Serial" connector cable kit. So my question is, is the #506 "AUX to Serial" cable ($40) sufficient to work with SkyWire's serial connector, or do I HAVE to get the #497 controller ($160) for SkyWire to work? Both of them are discontinued / hard to find.
Must I Get The Meade #497 Hand Controller In Order To Control My Meade ETX-60 With SkySafari + SkyWire On iOS? (Answer: Yes)