All SkyWalker systems, new and old, share the same functionality.
Since our first commercial SkyWalker model in 1995, we have carefully
designed all our SkyWalker systems to allow free or "at cost"
functional upgrades. We strongly believe that our customers deserve
to have their investment protected. SkyWalker's quality, painless
upgrade path, and our strong commitment to customer support protects
Together with its handpaddle, SkyWalker is
a stand-alone telescope controller or, when used with a PC running
SkyGuide-Win, a complete full featured telescope control system.
These two levels of functionality are called SkyWalker mode and
System mode. For complete details on these two modes visit our SkyWalker
The HP1 handpaddle
is included standard with all SkyWalker systems. It has been designed
for ease of use under typically adverse astronomical observing conditions.
Features include large, tactile and backlit buttons, clear indication
of Slew / View velocities and track rate, peripheral control (e.g.
Focus), and "assignable" keys. Complete details on the
HP1 handpaddle can be found here.
The SkyWalker-Servo system includes three units: