Shoestring Astronomy

Keeping pace with modern technology, Shoestring Astronomy now produces a series of adapters to connect your computer to your telescope mount. Their new GPUSB adapter ($60) converts your computer’s USB port to a 6-pin output wired for conventional autoguiding commands such as those issued by SBIG’s ST-4. Shoestring Astronomy also offers proprietary adapters for various telescope mounts such as Astro-Physics, Celestron, Losmandy, and many others. They also produce a series of adapters for connecting your computer to popular DSLR cameras (DSUSB, $57), as well as focus-motor adapters (FCUSB, $66).

Contact: Shoestring Astronomy, 24079-670th Ave., Nevada, IA 50201-7613;'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.


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