ECCO2 is the Environmental Computerized COntroller for EAGLE that automates the management of dew heaters during long exposure astrophotography. By adding the ECCO2 module to your EAGLE, it will automatically and continuously monitor the temperature, humidity of the air around your telescope and the temperature of your lenses by calculating the dew point (the temperature below which dew condenses). This way it will vary the heating of dew heaters connected to the appropriate ports avoiding dew to condensate on your optics. This is automatic with an easy to use device. Just connect it to the EAGLE's USB port. For this reason we decided to call it ECCO2. In Italian, it means "There you go"!
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. ECCO2 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 ECCO2 body). ECCO2 calculates the dew point and then automatically adjusts the power of your dew heaters to prevent any dewing!
ECCO2, environmental computerized controller for
EAGLE - main features:
Computerized controller to be installed on your telescope
Plug&Play: just connect to the EAGLE and it works!
USB Type C port with reversible plug: safe and reliable
It adds automatic power
control to dew heaters connected to the dew
ports of the EAGLE
Temperature, humidity and
pressure sensors to automatically calculate dew point
3x ports for temperature probes
DARK mode to disable the LED light
SMART control of temperature probes to automatically detect uncalibrated or
wrongly connected temperature probes
ASCOM driver to control ECCO2 from external softwares or even standard Windows
It supports compact guide
scopes when used with “Guide scope support for ECCO”