Introducing TheSky Fusion™

The next big thing in astronomy.

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TheSky Fusion Specifications

Check out the TheSky Fusion Specifications (PDF) document for details about this exciting new product.

FAQs

Q. What is the price of TheSky Fusion?

A. The introductory retail price is $1,695.  Beginning September 1, 2020, the retail price is $1,895.

 

Q. When will TheSky Fusion start shipping?

A. Software Bisque plans on shipping TheSky Fusion in the spring of 2020.  We’re close, but thank COVID-19 for throwing a wrench in our plans for shipping sooner this year.

 

Q. What hardware can TheSky Fusion control?

A. See Supported Devices in TheSky Fusion Specifications (PDF) document for details about supported telescope mounts, cameras, autoguiders, focusers, filter wheels, and rotators.

 

Q. How can I connect to and control my astro-devices?

A. TheSky Fusion can be used to control your astronomy hardware wirelessly with Wi-Fi (as a hot spot, or connected to an existing network) or hard-wired with Ethernet from any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet computer.

 

Q. Why is TheSky Fusion equipped with a GPS?

A. TheSky Fusion’s integrated GPS unit ensures that TheSky’s location, date and time are always up to date and accurate.  Always having accurate location and time makes one less thing to worry about, and essential for precision telescope pointing!

 

Q. What are the red and black ports on TheSky Fusion?

A. The eight power output ports use Anderson Powerpole® connectors.  Power cables that use these connectors are inexpensive, available for a myriad of amperages, easy to make for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. The power ports can supply power for the most power-hungry equipment (with configurable 5V/8V/12V ports with up to 7A max. each)

 

Q. If I already own TheSkyX Professional Edition for Windows or Mac, can I transfer this license to the Linux-based TheSky Fusion™?  

A.  In short, no.  TheSky Fusion comes with TheSky Imaging Edition.  While at first glance, the TheSky Fusion’s™ software may seem identical to TheSkyX Professional Edition™ with the optional Camera Add On, and the optional TPoint Add On, TheSky Fusion™ includes additional functionality such as power switching, GPS integration, status screen output and Wi-Fi hot spot integration.


TheSky Fusion Equipment Power Cables

Use the tables below to determine which cables are required for your equipment.


Camera Power Cables

ModelConnectorCenter Positive?Cable
NikonKendrick Nikon cable   
CanonKendrick Canon cable  
FLI (all models)Kycon Kycon to Powerpole
QHY2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
QSI All Models2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
Mallincam2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
SBIG Legacy   
Starlight Xpress2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
Starlight Xpress Cooling Enhancer2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
Starlight Xpress GuidersNoneN/ANone
ZWO ASI Pro2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
ZWO ASI Cool2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
ZWO ASI Planetary Cameras (Not Pro or Cool)Nonen/aNone
ZWO ASI MiniNonen/aNone

Focuser Power Cables

ModelConnectorCenter Positive?Cable
Astromechanics Canon Lens ControllerNoneN/ANone
Baader Planetarium2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
Celestron2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
FLI ATLAS2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
Lake Side   
MicroFocuser   
MoonLite2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
Officina Stellare   
Optec2.5 x 5.5 mmYes2.5 mm Standard Cable
Pegasus Astro 2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
PrimaLuce2.5 x 5.5 mmYes2.5 mm Standard Cable
Rigel systems   
Starizona   
Starlight Instruments Focus Boss II2.5 x 5.5 mmYes 2.5 mm Standard Cable
Technical Innovations   

Filter Wheel Power Cables

ModelConnectorCenter Positive? Cable
FLI (all models)2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
QHY   
QSI n/a n/aIntegrated into Camera
Starlight XpressNone n/a None
Xagyl CommunicationsNone n/a None
ZWO EFWNone n/a None

Telescope Mount Power Cables

ModelConnectorCenter Positive?Cable
Astro‐Physics  See AP Website
Celestron   
iOptron CEM252.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
iOptron CEM402.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
iOptron CEM602.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
iOptron CEM1202.5 x 5.5 mmYes 2.5 mm Standard Cable
iOptron GEM452.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
iOptron iEQ302.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
Losmandy (Gemini)2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
Meade2.5 x 5.5 mmYes 2.5 mm Standard Cable
Sky‐Watcher   
Software Bisque2.5 x 5.5 mmYesTheSky Fusion Ego Battery Adapter
Takahashi  

Rotator Power Cables

ModelConnectorCenter Positive?Cable
MoonLite2.1 x 5.5 mm Yes2.1 mm Standard Cable
Officina Stellare   
Optec2.5 x 5.5 mmYes2.5 mm Standard Cable
Software BisqueNone n/a None

TheSky Fusion
TheSky Fusion is perfect for the power conscious mobile imager!
MX+ with 100mm
TheSky Fusion mounted on a Paramount MX+ at the 2020 Winter Star Party.