In order to know what connections your mount supports, check the following table:


Manufacturer

HC

Direct

WiFi

Ethernet

Bluetooth

Comment

Cables

Meade

Yes

NA

Yes*

NA

NA

WiFi requires external Stella WiFi Adapter

IKA-203 & IKA-204

Celestron

Yes

NA

Yes*

NA

NA*

1. Native WiFi support for Evolution Mounts using INDI Celestron Aux driver. Other models require SkyPortal WiFi Module.

IKA-205

2. Handsets before 2016 with RJ11 port require StellarMate IKA-205 cable. Post 2016 Handset have mini USB port that can be connected directly to StellarMate.

SkyWatcher / Orion

Yes

Yes

Yes*

NA

Yes*

1. Direct connection via StellarMate cables is the best option to gain full control of the mount via INDI EQMod driver.

IKA-201 & IKA-206

2. Connecting to Synscan handset is possible but offers limited functionality.

3. Some WiFi mounts (e.g. AZ-GTi) offers direct WiFi communication. Non-WiFi native mounts require external dongle.

4. Bluetooth communication supported with external bluetooth dongles.

iOptron

Yes

Yes*

Yes*

NA

NA

1. Most mounts are connected from handset to StellarMate via IKA-202 cable

IKA-202

2. Some newer mounts (e.g. CEM70g) support direct connection to RS232 port.

3. Native WiFi mounts are supported.

Astrophysics

Yes

NA

NA

NA

NA



Omegon

Yes

NA

NA

NA

NA



Vixen

Yes

NA

NA

Yes

NA



10Micron

Yes

NA

NA

Yes

NA



Avalon

Yes

NA

NA


NA



Paramount

NA

NA

NA

Yes*

NA

StellarMate can control Paramount only via TheSkyX TCP Server. The INDI Paramount driver must connect to TheSkyX server to drive the mount. Both StellarMate and TheSkyX must be on the same network.


PMC-8

Yes

NA

Yes

Yes

NA



Losmandy G11

Yes

NA

NA

NA

NA



Explore Scientific EXOS2

Yes

NA

Yes

Yes

NA



Explore Scientific iEXOS100

Yes

NA

Yes

Yes

NA



Losmandy Gemini

Yes

NA

NA

Yes

NA



Temma Takahashi

Yes

NA

NA

Yes

NA



TeenAstro

Yes

NA

NA

Yes

NA

Ethernet connection is supported (Firmware > v1.1)


SkyWatcher Virtuso

Yes

NA

NA

NA

NA



SkySensor2000PC

Yes

NA

NA

NA

NA



Pulsar2

Yes

NA

NA

NA

NA



AOK SkyWalker

NA

NA

Yes

Yes

NA



OnStep

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes



Rainbow RS-125

Yes

NA

NA

NA

NA



ArgoNavis

Yes

NA

NA

NA

NA



Digital Setting Circle

Yes

NA

NA

NA

NA




Methods of Connection


The following diagrams illustrates the methods of connection:


  • HC (HandSet Controller)



  • Direct



  • WiFi


    1. HotSpot mode



    1. WiFi Infrastructure



  • Bluetooth