NEW FEATURES OF THE ASIAIR PRO
PRO SOFTWARE FEATURES
The new Asiair Pro comes with amazing new features such as Live Stacking, Automated Meridian Flip and more!
The Asiair app is compatible with iOS, iPadOS and Android, plus through emulator software you can run it on Apple laptops or computers as well.
A 32GB TF card provides 20GB free space for the user, plus the included 64GB U-Disk (USB memory) provides additional storage. If necessary, further storage can be added by user provided external storage.
POWER OUTPUTS / INPUTS
DC 12V@5A (Min voltage is 11.5V; Max supported current is 6A).
4 output ports; 12V input is recommended, but do not to exceed a total of 6A on all ports, as too high current will cause overheat problem.
The voltage and current of power outputs are 12V@3A.
The port type for the power outputs is 2.1*5.5mm center positive.
ZWO redesigned the case for easier and more stable mounting by using the dovetail bar on your scope or a clamp.
NEW CNC-MACHINED ALU CASE
A beautifully designed and machiened CNC case contains the new electronics. Aluminium is excellent for dissipating heat, whilst there is almost no effect on the WIFI signal.
FURTHER INFO AND SPECIFICATIONS TO FOLLOW - DESCRIPTION IS STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT.
In the meantime, the below information relates to the original ASIAIR and will be updated once we receive further info from ZWO.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORIGINAL ASIAIR - FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY
A new milestone in ZWO history, astrophotography has never been easier!
ASIAIR is a smart WiFi device that allows you to control all ASI USB 3.0 cameras, ASI Mini series cameras, and an equatorial mount to do plate solving and imaging with your Android phone, tablet or iPad when connected to ASIAIR via WiFi.
You can download the latesy version of the ASIair Quick Guide from here: ZWO Manuals and Quick Guides
▶ Dual bandwidth WiFi Control
5G & 2.4G supported. you can switch between 5G & 2.4G depends on your environment.
5G is faster for downloading and not so crowded as 2.4G but works best over shorter distances without many obstructions such as walls.
▶ Independent Guiding & Imaging
Standalone guiding & Imaging without the need of PC. Everything is under control with your phone!
▶ Preview and focus in real time
Preview: with the help of WiFi network, ASIAIR can preview images in nearly real-time.
Debayer: debayer works for color cameras.
Auto white balance: AWB also works for color cameras
Focus: zoom a small area to provide max brightness curve and HFD curve, help users to get precise focus manually.
Auto & manually histogram stretching: screen stretching is always useful for dark deep sky imaging.
▶ Plate Solving
Offline plate solving can be done in a few seconds.
For those new to astro photograpy, here is little bit of explanation what plate solving is. It is a way of defining the actual direction of the telescope when an image has been taken. A camera takes an image of the night sky, then a software will analyze the star patterns and by comparing them with data from various star catalogues it will "understand" where it is pointed to. Then this information (usually repeated in various directions) can be used in various ways, but most frequently it is being used to calibrate / align the mount, so that you can use it to point at a subject of your choice without need for "star hopping", use of a finderscope, etc. It can also use this information to improve the pointing accuracy of the mount. Basically it's a very cool and useful feature.
▶ SkySafari Bridge
The user can use the Skysafari app to control the mount through ASIAIR, choose the target and go.
▶ Supported cameras
ASI USB3.0 camera, ASI cooled camera, ASI mini cameras. (It can not support ASI120MM/MC camera)
ASIAIR comes with 4 USB2.0 ports, you can connect up to 4 USB devices and don’t need USB Hub.
ASIAIR need 5V@2.5A external power supply, it’s micro USB port. Normally, ASIAIR consumes only 500ma current. but peak value would be 2.5A, so please use the power cable come with ASIAIR. other cables may be too thin and cannot provide enough power. we also provide one 12V-5V DC Converter, so you can connect ASIAIR to the 12V power supply as most Astro device.
SD Card and Card Reader
There is one 32GB Micro SD card that comes with ASIAIR. The OS (operation system) is running from this SD card and 25G space left for the user to store images. The user can use this SD Card Reader to transfer the images to your PC and processing. There is risk that the SD card may become corrupt one day, therefore we highly recommend you to back up your SD card as soon as you receive your ASIAIR device. Please find more detailed information in the ASIAIR Quick Guide. (Scroll down to the bottom of this page, there is a link to an backup application.)
ASIAIR can control your mount through INDI. iOptron and Sky-Watcher mounts were all tested with ASAIR by ZWO and you can find further info about compatibility of other mounts with INDI here on the INDI Mount support list: http://indilib.org/devices/telescopes.html