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Use this page to place orders for SkyWire, accessories, and other products directly from Southern Stars. For payment details, shipping information, and other products, see our How to Order page.

European customers please note: For faster delivery, you may prefer to order from a reseller in Europe. Overseas shipping, and customs processing, can delay European deliveries by more than a month from the time the order is placed. Click our Resellers page for a list of our European resellers.

Returns: If you want to return a product under warranty, please contact us by email to info@southernstars.com to obtain return authorization first. All return shipments should go to our office address at 123 10th St., San Francisco CA 94103, USA, not to the warehouse address in Bloomington, CA. Do not mark "return to sender" on any return shipment; if you do so, it will not reach us.

When returning a product, please return everything in the original packaging, including all of the manuals, cables, etc. that came in the box. Returns missing these items will not be accepte. Under no circumstances will we repair, refund, or exchange a unit if you've taken it apart and only mailed back the circuit board!!!


SkyWire Lightning Serial Accessory

For wired serial communication with a telescope from an iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPad (4th generation or later), or iPod Touch (5th generation or later) wth Lightning connector. Requires SkySafari, version 3.8 or higher, on an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch with Lightning connector.

SkyWire Lightning also requires a telescope serial cable. If you don't already have one for your telescope, you can order one below.

Price: $79.95
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SkyWire Serial Accessory

For wired serial communication with a telescope from an iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S, iPad (1st - 3rd generation), or iPod Touch (2nd - 4th generation) with 30-pin connector. Requires SkySafari, version 2.1 or higher, on an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch with 30-pin connector.

SkyWire also requires a telescope serial cable. If you don't already have one for your telescope, you can order one below.

Price: $59.95
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SkyFi-USB Wireless Telescope Adapter - Back Ordered Until 31 Jan 2014

SkyFi units are currently out of stock, with new stock expected at the end of January 2014. Until then, you may want to consider ordering from a reseller. You may also consider purchasing the SkyWire serial accessory, above.

For wireless communication with a USB or serial telescope using the Wi-Fi built into a Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Requires a USB cable or telescope serial cable - if you don't already have one for your telescope, see below. Also requires SkySafari app (for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) to control the telescope. Runs on 4 AA batteries (not included) or 6-12V external DC power.

Units shipped from the USA and Canada include an AC power adapter, with the North American 2-prong form factor, that accepts voltages worldwide. Units sold outside the USA do not include an AC adapter.

Southern Stars offers a 1-year limited warranty on all SkyFi units purchased directly from Southern Stars or from an authorized reseller.

Price: $159.95
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AC Power Adapter for SkyFi or Orion StarSeek Wi-Fi Module

Powers SkyFi or Orion StarSeek Wi-Fi module from AC wall socket. Not needed for SkyFi units shipped after June 2012. All SkyFi units shipping from North America now include an AC power adapter.

This small-form-factor AC adapter accepts input AC current worldwide, from 110V - 240V, at 50 or 60 Hz. The AC plug is the North American 2-prong type. It can be used internationally by adding a local wall socket adapter (not included). Output is 7.5V DC. FCC/CE/UL-certified; RoHS (lead free); complies with EISA 2007 (Energy Star) requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: all SkyFi orders shipped from the USA after June 2012 include an AC adapter! You do not need to order one separately, unless you have an older SkyFi, or you have an Orion StarSeek Wi-Fi module.

Price: $19.95
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Telescope Serial Cable

For connecting SkyFi, SkyWire, or a Windows or Mac computer, to Meade/Celestron/Orion/SkyWatcher telescopes. Please make sure you select the correct telescope cable option below. We do not supply serial cables for Takahashi, AstroPhysics, Losmady, or other telescope models. For those brands, contact the telescope manufacturer to obtain a serial cable for your telescope.

Price: $29.95
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Customers in the United States, please allow up to one week for Priority Mail delivery, or two days for Express Mail delivery. Customers outside the United States, please allow up to four weeks for Priority Mail delivery, or two weeks for Express Mail delivery. For international orders, customs processing time may add an additional delay.