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ECCO

$195.00
SKU ECCO

The EAGLE has 3 0-12V, adjustable voltage power supply ports where you can connect your dew heaters without the need of an external controller. Using the EAGLE Manager software you can activate these ports and manually adjust the voltage to activate the relative dew heater. ECCO instead, thanks to the integration of appropriate temperature and humidity sensors, adds to the EAGLE, dew heater power automatic control: by monitoring in real time the temperature of the optics of your instruments (through the appropriate probes, a maximum of 3 probes are supported), air temperature and humidity (via the sensors included in ECCO body). ECCO calculates the dew point and then automatically adjusts the power of your dew heaters to prevent any dewing!

ECCO, environmental computerized controller for EAGLE

 

  • Plug&Play functionality

We decided to call it ECCO not only because it is the “Environmental Computerized COntroller” but also because it is very easy to use (in Italian, ECCO means "There you go"). In fact, just connect the temperature sensors (to be fixed near the optics of your telescope) and the USB cable to one of the EAGLE USB ports (ECCO is compatible with second generation EAGLE equipped with dew heaters power ports), and press CONNECT button in the EAGLE Manager (it needs EAGLE Manager at least version 2.0). You can see in real time the dew point calculation, the temperature detected by the temperature probes you have installed and the variation of the power supplied by the EAGLE to the dew heaters. ECCO does not require external power supply!

 

ECCO, environmental computerized controller for EAGLE

 

EAGLE Manager starting from version 2.0 supports ECCO with dew point calculation and automatic control of power of dew heaters.

 

 

  • Very easy to install on your telescope

ECCO can be installed on any finder base like our DX base or Celestron, SkyWatcher or GSO telescopes. It is therefore very easy to connect to your telescope. If you do not have a standard finder base, you can install one of the many optional bases and then connect the ECCO. We designed ECCO as an external module of the EAGLE and not as an integrated instrument because, if it were internal to the EAGLE, its measurements of temperature and humidity of the air would be influenced by the (even if weak) heat created by the EAGLE during use. With an external module, the data recorded by ECCO is incredibly precise.

ECCO, environmental computerized controller for EAGLE

 

ECCO installed on AIRY refractor telescope, connected to the EAGLE with USB port and with 2 external temperature probes.

ECCO, environmental computerized controller for EAGLE

 

ECCO installed on a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, connected to the EAGLE with USB port and with 2 external temperature probes.

 

 

  • Great PrimaLuceLab design

As with all our products, ECCO offers you innovative features in a product characterized by refined design and high quality construction. Made entirely of 6061 T6 aluminum and produced using CNC machines, ECCO is completely red anodized to increase the strength and durability of the materials. It can also be used as a finder support by adding the optional "Finder support for ECCO". You can install your finder or guide scope above ECCO instead of using guide rings (this is a perfect solution, for example, for small apochromatic refractors and very portable setups).

ECCO, environmental computerized controller for EAGLE

 

ECCO used together with the "Guide scope support for ECCO" in order to use a guide scope or a finder.

ECCO, environmental computerized controller for EAGLE

 

ECCO dimensions with position of integrated sensors and connectors for external sensors.

 

 

  • ECCO, environmental computerized controller for EAGLE - scope of delivery

- ECCO with connection to finder show

- 2 temperature probes

- micro USB cable

ECCO, environmental computerized controller for EAGLE

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A couple of years ago, I wanted to replace my old VMA200 mount with something more modern.
While visiting the Paris Astronomy show (RCE 2012) I noticed the Nova120. At that time, it was a brand new offering that I have not seen before, hence my hesitation to purchase
I wanted to purchase a E.U product to guarantee the quality and ease of access to support in my own language. I checked the forums and heard nothing but good things about the Nova120 so I decided to purchase it.

I have used enough astronomical instruments in the last 30 years to know what great quality is. The Nova120 coupled with the PRISM v10 and a CDK20 (508 mm) helped me pull off 900s unguided images with great ease. (Raw FITS File here). Payload of this setup is about 80 kg (160 lb).

The dizzying slew speeds, excellent accuracy and painless tracking makes this hobby easy and enjoyable again.
After using this setup for a year and a half, the only problem I had was rebalacing the gear after changing scopes. The superb electronics and software included make this tasks even more easier that just eyeballing the scope for movement due to unbalance.

You can very easily watch the motor consumption and know where the unbalance is....that easy. I have so much data that it is becoming difficult yo keep up.
I have absolutely zero regrets, this purchase has made everything easier: No summer/winter worm-gear adjustments, no guiding... just start imaging night after night after night.

Eric Barbotin

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I was concerned about giving Prism a try , especially as its quite expensive. So far Im very impressed and glad of my decision.
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