StellarMate X Controller: Advanced Astrophotography Control | Dark Clear Skies


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The StellarMate X Controller stands out with its user-friendly plug-and-play functionality. Designed and built by astrophotographers, it integrates Open Source technologies, allowing seamless control of mounts, cameras, DSLRs, electronic focusers, filter wheels, and more. With four USB 3.0 ports, dual-band WiFi with Auto Hot Spot, and Gigabit Ethernet, the StellarMate X ensures efficient connectivity. The controller operates quietly using passive cooling technology, eliminating noise and dust issues. It's four times faster than its predecessor, StellarMate Plus, and boasts double the storage and memory capacity, ensuring rapid and smooth control of high-resolution Astro cameras. The StellarMate X Controller includes 64GB of Class 10 MicroSD storage, offering high-speed data transfer and ample space for image storage. Its unique VESA mount feature allows secure attachment to standard dovetails and clamps, enhancing its practicality in various settings.

Explore the StellarMate X Controller at Dark Clear Skies – a powerful, compact astrophotography controller designed for seamless equipment integration. It supports a wide array of astronomical devices and offers user-friendly remote control via various platforms, including Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. Perfect for both amateur and professional astronomers, the StellarMate X Controller enhances your astrophotography experience with its advanced technology and versatility

tellarMate is powered by Open Astronomy Instrumentation protocols (INDI), and Ekos, a cross-platform astrophotography suite for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It supports highly accurate GOTOs, autofocus and autoguide capabilities, in addition to powerful image aquisition features and support for numerous mounts, CCDs, DSLRs, focusers, and much more.

From controlling a lone mount in the field, to orchestration of state of the art observatory, StellarMate is the solution you have been waiting for.

Powerful Tools

StellarMate features Ekos, a powerful free tool to automate your astrophotography workflow. Get more science done with less time.
Select your target, slew your mount, and begin imaging immediately. Millions of stars and deep sky objects are at your fingertip. Coupled with powerful observational planner and a smart scheduler, you can automate your workflow to achieve a true robotic operation!

Manage everything from one interface

Unlike other solutions, Stellarmate enable you to control and manage everything from one interface.

While StellarMate supports integration with external tools, no 3rd party plugins or tools are required by default.

All aspects of your data acquisition, including planning, astrometry, autoguide, and autofocus are all done within Ekos. However, that is not all, you may also use more than 15+ clients including PixInsight, AstroImager, SkySafari, and SkyCharts to communicate with StellarMate.

Multiple Communication Methods

StellarMate support several communication methods. On the field? Use HotSpot. Backyard? Join it to your home WiFi Network or a wired network. You can even connect to a monitor and use it like a regular PC.


No network? No problem! StellarMate automatically switches to HotSpot mode when network in unavailable so you can always connect to and control your equipment!



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Real Time Live Stacking

To Live Stacking while imaging right from your iOS/Android tablet. Watch in real time as the noise is reduced and details jump to prominence. Fully automated background removal and contrast adjustments on the fly!

StellarMate X Controller: Advanced Astrophotography Control | Dark Clear Skies