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Model: paramount_sky_fusionPart Number: SB11201
Losing a precious clear night of observing is incredibly frustrating, especially when it’s due to something as benign as an operating system update. Faulty updates can render imaging systems inoperable and require hours of often exasperating troubleshooting to recover.
Introducing TheSky Fusion, a more dependable imaging system. Its computer integrates equipment control software, but not just any software: it’s TheSky™ Imaging Edition. That means you’ll enjoy superior planetarium functionality; extensive camera, focuser, and additional device support; and unequaled TPoint™ telescope modelling capabilities — all in a single application from a single company.
TheSky Fusion’s Linux-based operating system provides exceptional stability with more up-time, night after night. Without knowing it, you may already use Linux based embedded systems (think cars, smart televisions, and microwave ovens).
As with these devices, you don’t have to learn Linux in order to operate TheSky Fusion. TheSky Fusion lets you wirelessly operate your entire imaging system from just about any Wi-Fi enabled computer equipped with a Web browser. That includes most tablets, smartphones, laptops, and desktops. Since TheSky Fusion performs most of the heavy lifting, even older machines should be up to the task of advanced astronomical imaging.
Speedy performance comes from multi-threaded software architecture that takes full advantage of TheSky Fusion’s powerful 64-bit and six-core CPU. It's especially noticeable with its lightning fast renderings of the sky. TheSky Fusion includes 200 GB of internal storage for your astro photos, which can be conveniently transferred to another computer or the cloud wirelessly, or through its high-speed USB or Ethernet port.
Instead of needing a power supply for each of your devices, TheSky Fusion powers them all. Eight durable Anderson Powerpole® connectors provide the voltages your equipment needs, using inexpensive, off-the-shelf power-supply cables. TheSky Fusion is also equipped with four expandable high-speed USB 3.0 ports. To minimise setup time and ensure optimal mount performance, the integrated GPS determines your location and maintains accurate time. And, its status display even keeps you in the loop during imaging runs. Make your clear skies more productive with TheSky Fusion. You deserve it!
Important: TheSky Fusion does not include a power supply unit. It requires a 12V DC power supply that provides sufficient amperage for your imaging equipment. Please contact us if you need assistance choosing.
It is the world's most powerful observatory control software. Enjoy the benefits of increased productivity and ease of use, out of the box. And, all from a singular integrated application software package.
TheSky takes full advantage of the 64-bit operating system as well as hardware-accelerated graphics. Coupled with the Linux operating system, TheSky Fusion will produce years of reliable, worry-free operation.
Use the tables below to determine which cables are required for your equipment.
Camera Power Cables
Kendrick Nikon cable
Kendrick Canon cable
FLI (all models)
Kycon to Powerpole
2.1 x 5.5 mm
2.1 mm Standard Cable
QSI All Models
Starlight Xpress Cooling Enhancer
Starlight Xpress Guiders
ZWO ASI Pro
ZWO ASI Cool
ZWO ASI Planetary Cameras (Not Pro or Cool)
ZWO ASI Mini
Focuser Power Cables
Astromechanics Canon Lens Controller
2.5 x 5.5 mm
2.5 mm Standard Cable
Starlight Instruments Focus Boss II
Filter Wheel Power Cables
Integrated into Camera
Telescope Mount Power Cables
See AP Website
TheSky Fusion Ego Battery Adapter
Rotator Power Cables
A laptop’s power consumption can vary from 30W to 90W. Comparably, TheSky Fusion consumes about 1/10 to 1/4 as much power.
Real-time access to the site’s precise position and time ensure optimal telescope pointing accuracy with TheSky Imaging’s TPoint telescope modeling.
The default antenna is mounted internally. An optional external antenna (sold separately) can be attached to the External GPS Antenna port.
The power output port specifications are described in the External Components tab.
If more than four USB 3.0 ports is required, use one of the ports to connect a 4- or 8-port USB hub and power the hub using one of the power ports configured for 5V output.
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