EAGLE4 S, advanced control unit for telescopes and astrophotography
EAGLE4 S is the more powerful version of the EAGLE4. With its Dual Core i3 processor (with Turbo Mode up to 3,9 GHz), 8 GB fast memory, larger SSD (240 GB) and added Thunderbolt 3 port with USB-C connector (that allows even more high speed connectivity, up to 40 Gbps, to devices like high speed storage if you need extra space), EAGLE4 S offers even more power for complex applications! All in a lightweight, compact all-in-one design to be installed on your telescope and that comes with all of the advanced features of EAGLE4.
More processing power and space with low power consumption.
EAGLE4 S is perfect if you want more power and storage space in your EAGLE but you still want a compact system with low power consumption. The EAGLE4 S can still deliver desktop class performance, with an average power consumption of only 1A, so it can still be powered with a compact field battery - but it delivers more than 1.6x the performance of the standard EAGLE4 making the EAGLE4 S the model with the best price/performances ratio among the EAGLE line.
Intel’s 8th generation i3 processor with only 15W of TDP and 4MB of cache provides desktop class performance with low power consumption. EAGLE4 S offers three USB 3.1 type A ports with transfer data up to 10 Gbps; one USB type C / Thunderbolt 3 port with data transfer rates up to 40 Gbps, as well as five USB 2.0 ports, two HDMI 2.0a ports, a Gigabit LAN port and Wireless 802.11ac.
Thunderbolt 3 port: for high speed connectivity.
EAGLE4 S also adds an incredibly fast and powerful Thunderbolt 3 port with USB-C type connector allowing connections up to 40 Gbps with more connectivity options. Compared to a standard USB port, USB-C/Thunderbolt it adds many additional features:
- Speed: while USB 3.0 is up to 5 Gbps, theThunderbolt 3 port offers connectivity speeds up to 40 Gbps
- Power: the Thunderbolt 3 port is capable of providing up to 15 W
- Connectivity: you can connect many devices like external drives, displays, multi port docking stations, audio devices, etc. It allows you to connect as many as 6 devices, daisy chained, through a single compact port. Since it has a USB-C type connector, the cable is reversible so there is no wrong way to connect it. If you have a standard USB-C device, you can connect it to the Thunderbolt 3 port (in this case the maximum speed will be 10 Gbps).
Performance comparison with a miniPC.
EAGLE4 not only offers exclusive features for advanced astrophotography, but also all the power of a real computer (superior to a Mini PC) to allow you to use any astrophotography software. In order to test its performance, we used the PCMark benchmark and compared EAGLE4/ EAGLE4 S / EAGLE4 PRO with one of the many inexpensive Mini PCs on the market (where we installed the same EAGLE4 operating system for a precise results comparison). As you can see in the picture below, EAGLE4 offers 32% more performance than a common Mini PC with Intel Celeron N3160 processor, 4GB of RAM and SSD disk; EAGLE4 S still raises the gap by bringing this difference to 109%; EAGLE4 PRO boosts everything to a wonderful +153%!
EAGLE4 S: scope of delivery.
2 WiFi antennas
12V power cable with cigarette plug for EAGLE - 250cm
n.4 M6x8 screws + n.4 M6x10 screws + n.4 M6x12 screws + n.4 n.4 M6x18 screws + n.4 M6x25 screws + n.4 M6x35 screws
EAGLE: Apollo 11 lunar module
The Apollo Lunar Module (LM), originally designated the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM), was the lander portion of the Apollo spacecraft built for the US Apollo program to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the surface and back. EAGLE is the name of Apollo 11 lunar module that, on July 20, 1969, landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
from: Wikipedia (picture: Eagle LEM on the Moon - NASA Apollo Archive)