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How To Connect SkySafari 6 Pro + SkyFi 3 + Meade ETX-125EC + AutoStar 497 Controller? (Answer: SkyFi RMA)


I'm starting a new thread here on a problem which has been described before but without resolution. Thinking that I need to return my SkiFy device as it is just not working for my setup. Please advise how I go about getting an RA#

To summarize: 

My setup:

SkySafari 6 Pro on iPhone

SkyFi 3

Meade ETX-125EC with AutoStar 497 controller, 12 volt power supply

In SkySafari settings, I have Scope Type:  Meade ETX 60-125, Mount Type:  Alt-Az. GoTo


Connection Failure:  SkySafari 6 Pro can make a wireless network connection to the scope, but the scope is not responding.  Make sure it is connected and powered on.  Also check that your scope type is correct.

I made sure the SkyFi is fully charged.

Scope is correctly aligned and tracking objects

Cable is #505 from Mead and I have checked pinouts - they are correct and loopback test is good.

I verified I can get to the SkyFi settings page from my phone - direct connection to SkyFi network is ok

SkyFi Firmware is 1..3.4, Autostar firmware is latest available

Anything further I can try, if not please provide RA# so I can return the product.




Peter Smith


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    Keiron Smith

    We will RMA the SkyFi and ship you another.  Thanks for your patience.

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    Martinnewbold Mn

    Peter , I dont think it will work I had same connection issues on Android initally with my LX90 Kierion said he will not support Meade so suggest you go else where unless he changes his mind. Connection over Wifi is still a bit odd if you stand to close . 


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    Keiron Smith

    Celestron has paid for the development costs associated with their special WiFi alignment operations.  That is why Celestron WiFi is supported in that special way.

    SkySafari + SkyFi 3 works perfectly with all Meade telescopes when the Meade mount is aligned via the hand controller first.

    This is also how SkySafari works with almost every other mount on the market.

    Meade is supported fully, as it always has been.  

    Martin, if your Meade hand controller is broken then you need to get another one.


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