Advanced control system for astrophotography
Replace your standard laptop or desktop computer with the EAGLE 4 and you will spend less time setting up your equipment and more time imaging. The EAGLE 4 is a full Windows 10 Enterprise computer that is 100% compatible with any software and driver created for Windows 10 64 bit. Windows 10 Enterprise is lighter-weight and more stable than traditional PCs with Windows 10 Home or other OEM versions.
Improve your telescope cable management with EAGLE: the same telescope without the EAGLE (to the left) and with the EAGLE (to the right).
Compatible with any telescope
Thanks to the special PLUS case, you can connect the EAGLE to any type of telescope: refractors, Schmidt-Cassegrains, Ritchey-Chretiens, Newtonians, and more. Thanks to the many threaded holes on the chassis and the PLUS system rings, dovetail bars & dovetail clamps, connecting the EAGLE to your telescope is easy. By using EAGLE instead of a laptop or desktop computer, your telescope will have less cables and shorter runs, drastically reducing the potential for cable snagging or detaching during the imaging session. The EAGLE also has lower power consumption, reducing the battery capacity needed to power your rig all night long. The internal components were designed for field use in extended temperature ranges. The small amount of internal heat generated by the processor slightly warms the chassis of the EAGLE, helping to prevent dew from forming on body or EYE lens.
8 USB ports - four fast USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports that can be remotely turned ON/OFF
EAGLE allows you to connect and control many devices and allows you to remotely turn on/off the USB 2.0 ports instead of having to manually unplug or plug cables! The EAGLE’s four USB 3.0 ports mean you can use the latest fast USB 3.0 cameras. With the faster processors of the EAGLE S and PRO models, they allow high-speed video capture of the Moon, planets, and Sun at high resolution to the fast internal SSD drive.
Advanced power bridge with 7 ports
The EAGLE has a separate 12V power input that can run on up to 16 amps. Four 12V power out ports are designed to power your camera, mount, focuser, or other 12v devices. Three 0-12V variable power out ports are designed to power dew heaters (these ports can also be automated by adding the optional ECCO control module). You can also adjust (+- 1A) the maximum current limit of the 12V ports - if you want to connect a device to a 3A max port and that device has a maximum power consumption of 4A, you can increase the port limit to 4A.
GPS with high gain antenna
In order to control your telescope with maximum precision, it’s very important you provide your geographical position and local time in a very precise way. The integrated GPS sensor the EAGLE now automatically detects your telescope elevation, latitude, longitude and local time, even if you see only part of the sky (and even if you install the EAGLE in an observatory within a dome!).
EAGLE EYE to monitor sky quality
The new EYE sensor automatically measures the sky brightness with a 5 degree field of view where your telescope is pointed, allowing you to monitor the sky all night long, even when you're asleep! EAGLE 4 has two EYE sensors, one on each end. The lens can be easily switched between sensors to match where your telescope is pointing.
EAGLE 4 features a DARK mode feature, allowing you to instantly turn off all the LED lights on the EAGLE for star parties where uncontrolled light may disturb others!
EAGLE Manager interface to easily control all the EAGLE’s features
- Enable/Disable every 12V power out port.
- Check for GPS data: elevation, latitude, longitude, date, time and number of connected satellites.
- Check for EYE sky quality.
- Set the power out voltage of the 3 x 0-12V power out ports and increase or decrease the power to dew heaters connected to EAGLE.
- Activate DARK mode.
- Connect or disconnect devices connected to the four USB 2.0 ports in case a reset is needed.
- Check power consumption and battery lifetime.
- Set WiFi connectivity.
- Set your automatic power routines: you can define port status “After power on” and “Before shut down” for the devices connected to the EAGLE.
Powerful and fast dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) WiFi 802.11ac to remotely control your telescope from any device
You can control the EAGLE through a free dedicated app, available on any smartphone, tablet or personal computer running Windows, MacOS, iOS or Android. If you like, you can also configure the EAGLE to connect to a pre-existing WiFi or wired/ethernet network allowing remote access via the internet - perfect for remote observatories!
- EAGLE 4
- 2 WiFi antennas
- GPS antenna
- 12V power cable with cigarette plug for EAGLE - 250cm
- Four M6x8 screws, four M6x10 screws, four M6x12 screws, four M6x18 screws, four M6x25 screws, four M6x35 screws
- Quick guide