out when I made a Meade #505 compatible cable for myself.
The Meade #505 is required to update the Meade 495 and 497
Autostar. A 505 cable is also required to connect the Autostar
to a PC to control the telescope from the PC. I have been
involved in electronics and computers for over 30 years, so
making a 505 cable is really easy for me. The cable that I
made works great. I was able to update my Autostar and control
the telescope from my notebook computer. I asked myself, why
don't I make more and sell them? So I started selling the
505 cables on eBay
started making other products, first for myself and then to
sell. The photo tripod adapter for the ETX telescopes is the
I was using my photo tripod with my ETX-90EC.
As I added
more and more products to sell on eBay, I was getting requests
from customers. Do you have this? Do you have that? Why don't
you make this? Why don't you make that? They liked my products.
They were looking for more products. I found myself looking
for products that can make using the ETX/Autostar faster,
easier and more enjoyable. I use all the products that I sell.
the items are avialable in the my Online