Thanks to the innovative design protected by European Patent EP3335078, you will no longer need an uncomfortable laptop, large batteries and lengthy cables to control and power your telescope. The EAGLE is much more than a computer!
Digital astrophotography can be complicated: if you want to take the best photos of the night sky, you not only need a telescope, mount and a camera… You will also need a list of accessories like a guide camera, motorized focuser, and dew heaters, and they all need to be powered and controlled with the proper software. This can quickly turn any telescope into a complicated mess of tangled cables! EAGLE solves all the problems and make astrophotography easier and quicker!
Don’t let others decide for you what telescope to use and how to make astrophotography! The EAGLE is the first and only really universal device, designed to improve your astrophotography!
all astrophotography software like MaximDL, Sequence Generator Pro, PRISM, PHD Guiding, TheSkyX, BackyardEOS/Nikon, Sky Charts, ASCOM platform, SharpCap, FireCapture, Nebulosity, and many more!
all devices with Windows 10 software and drivers from many manufacturers including 10micron, Atik, Avalon-Instruments, Canon, Celestron, Gemini Telescope Design, Losmandy, Moravian, Nikon, PlaneWave, QHYCCD, QSI, SBIG, SkyWatcher, Software Bisque, Starlight Xpress, ZWO and much more!
EAGLE has been recognized as Hot Product 2017 by the famous american astronomy magazine Sky&Telescope!
features and advantages
Powerful Windows 10
Enterprise 64 bit computer to let you install any astrophotography software and
EAGLE eliminates the need for an external computer and you are not limited to a
preset list of features - You can install whatever software and device you want
to use on the EAGLE. The Windows 10 Enterprise operating system is 100% Windows
10 compatible but is lighter-weight and more stable than traditional PCs that
use Windows 10 Home or other OEM versions that come preinstalled with useless
bloatware. We have optimized the Windows 10 Enterprise installation on the
EAGLE to be a faster operating system (the EAGLE is ready to use just 20
seconds after pressing the ON button) and to maintain better stability during
your astrophotography sessions. EAGLE uses a 2.0 GHz Celeron processor (J4005
dual-core with Burst Mode up to 2.7 GHz and 4MB cache) and 4 GB fast DDR4L RAM
memory - both designed for low power consumption. This way you have the power
you need to run any astrophotography software with a device that’s easy on your
battery, improving overall portability.
Fast, high capacity SSD
storage to install all your astrophotography software and save your precious
from traditional spinning hard disks, the SSD drive in the EAGLE has no moving
parts, so it’s faster and more durable over time. With the flexibility of the
EAGLE you can save the pictures on the SSD drive for processing directly in the
EAGLE or connect a 3.0 USB flash drive to one of the high speed USB 3.0 ports.
This way, if you prefer, at the end of the your session you can quickly and easily
move the files to an external computer for processing. EAGLE’s internal
components were designed for field use in extended temperature ranges. This way
you can relay on it for all night long, in higher humidity conditions since the
small amount of internal heat generated by the processor prevents any problems
to EAGLE3 you won't need an external control computer (usually a notebook), a
smaller and lighter battery will be sufficient and you will use much less
cables (in the picture, with a lithium battery).
USB hub with 4 fast USB
3.0 ports and 4 USB 2.0 ports that can be remotely turned ON/OFF by the EAGLE
Manager software. This
way you can connect and control lots of devices to the EAGLE and you can
remotely turn on/off USB ports if needed, instead of having to manually unplug
or plug the cables! This can be a great feature to save power (you can turn off
the port you do not use) but you can also reset the port it in case of a device
connection failure. Thanks to the EAGLE’s four USB 3.0 ports, you can connect
and use the latest fast USB 3.0 cameras - This makes the EAGLE great for
planetary imaging since it allows high-speed video capture of the Moon,
planets, and Sun at high resolution to the fast internal SSD drive.
Advanced power bridge
with 7 power out ports to allow you to power devices directly through the
way you can remove all the other power adapters needed for your 12V devices in
your setup. The EAGLE has a separate 12V power input that runs a current up to
16 amps: then, using a special internal board, power is distributed to 7 power
out ports - 4 x 12V power out ports are designed to power your camera, mount,
focus motor , or other 12v devices. These ports are equipped with safety
screw-type connections to prevent unwanted detachment of the cables. The 3 x
0-12V variable power out ports are designed to power dew heaters without the
need of an external controller and these can be automated by adding the
optional ECCO environmental module for EAGLE. Every power out port comes with a
resettable fuse that, in case of problems or overcurrents, temporarily
disconnects power from the port and re-activates it once the problem is
Integrated WiFi system
to allow you to remotely control your telescope from any device. To operate EAGLE,
you don't need a keyboard and mouse - You can control the EAGLE through a free
dedicated app, available on any smartphone, tablet or personal computer running
Windows, MacOS, iOS or Android. Turn the EAGLE on, then enable your device's
WiFi connection and select the WiFi network provided by the EAGLE. Launch the
remote control app and you will have EAGLE desktop on your screen with access
to all your astrophotography software. 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! Since the
EAGLE doesn't use VNC or other software for remote control, it's faster and
more stable. For your safety each EAGLE device creates a unique WiFi network,
from any other EAGLE that might be nearby. To avoid any other issues at a star
party, every EAGLE also has a unique access password known only by you.
Full aluminum PLUS
case, CNC made, designed to allow an easy integration with any telescope and to support
demanding weights (like a telescope mounted in parallel) without flexure. You
can connect the EAGLE to any type of telescope, allowing you to have less
cabling with shorter runs that move together with the telescope. This
drastically reduces the potential for a cable snagging or detaching while your
telescope tracks the stars across the sky. We designed the EAGLE case to be
incredibly rigid - rigid enough to a support a parallel telescope (up to 5 kg).
The EAGLE case comes with M5 and M6 threaded holes to seamlessly attach PLUS
accessories (support rings, guide rings, dovetail bars or dovetail clamps), at
at least 2 points to maintain the system's rigidity. For example, the EAGLE can
be installed between the PLUS support rings and guiding rings, without any
flexure (for guide telescopes up to 5 kg) improving the portability of your
telescope and allowing it to be moved to the field pre-assembled, greatly
reducing reducing your setup time.
Telescope control: the EAGLE Manager
EAGLE comes with special "EAGLE
Manager" software that, when you start EAGLE and with an easy and
intuitive interface, shows devices connection status, power consumption of
every device connected, power voltage value and, if you use a battery, its
expected lifetime based on its charge. Thanks to EAGLE Manager, with EAGLE
every 12V power out port: this way you can keep all your devices
connected (for example, mount, CCD camera, filter wheel, etc.) and activate
them remotely when you turn on the entire system. Each port shows the current
consumption that can also be monitored over time.
Set the power out
voltage of the 3 x 0-12V power out ports: for
example, you can increase or decrease the heat generated by the anti-dewing
heaters that are connected to EAGLE without an external controller. Each port
shows the current consumption that can also be monitored over time.
Connect or disconnect
devices connected to the 4 USB 2.0 ports:
this feature is convenient in case of temporary crash of an autoguider or
planetary camera, which can then be reset without the need to go to the
telescope and disconnect/reconnect a cable.
Check power consumption
and battery lifetime: if you power your EAGLE with a
battery, a dedicated menu allows you to set the Ampere capacity of your battery
and charge percentage when EAGLE is powered on, enabling you to monitor its
Set WiFi connectivity: to
access EAGLE in Access Point mode for field use (use your smartphone, tablet or
external computer by connecting directly to EAGLE without the need of a WiFi
router) or HOST mode for connecting to your existing network such as the home
Remotely turn on/off the entire telescope: EAGLE
has a classic ON/OFF button for turn on/off the unit. But it is pre-set to
allow the user to turn on or turn off the whole system remotely (when
controlled through a network cable connection). After switching on the EAGLE,
the user can activate remotely connected devices and use the telescope. At the
end of the capture, the user first turns off the various devices (camera,
mount, etc.) and then EAGLE.
POWER UNITS AND POWER CABLES
In order to make the EAGLE system more
efficient, we have made special power cables for different devices like mounts
or cameras. The EAGLE-compatible power cables have an instrument power jack
(for 12V power) on one end, and the EAGLE screw in connector on the other in
order to prevent power cables from being disconnected accidentally from the
EAGLE. We offer many already made and certified power cables for many devices:
if the cable for your equipment is not present among the optional accessories,
contact us and we will make it for you.
Thanks to the EAGLE, you will have a
single power cable going from your battery or AC power plug to the EAGLE. In
the EAGLE box you will already find a 12V cigarette plug power cable (certified
for total current up to 16A) and we offer to you other optional power cables
with other connectors (like Anderson or banana plugs) or AC adapters (with 5A
or 12A max).
PERFORMANCE COMPARISON WITH A MINIPC:
Not only EAGLE3 offers exclusive features
for advanced astrophotography, but also all the power of a real computer
(superior to a Mini PC) to allow you to use any astrophotography software. In
order to test its performance, we used PCMark benchmark and compared EAGLE3/
EAGLE3 Q/ EAGLE3 S / EAGLE3 PRO with one of the many cheap Mini PCs on the
market (where we installed the same EAGLE3 operative system for a precise
results comparison). As you can see in the picture below, EAGLE3 offers 32%
more performance than a common Mini PC with Intel Celeron N3160 processor, 4GB
of RAM and SSD disk; EAGLE3 Q raises at +52%; EAGLE3 S still raises the gap by
bringing this difference to 82%; EAGLE3 PRO boosts everything to a wonderful