Losmandy G11 PC control without Gemini?
Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:35 PM
Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:38 PM
Something I can't seem to find a definitive answer to is whether or not the G11 can be controlled by a PC without the Gemini system. My guess is not since the rs232 port is located on the gemini box, but concidering the huge price difference I'd like to make sure.
It can be autoguided, but there's no way to do controlled slews without the gemini. Even if there were, the max slew speed of the standard steppers is far too slow.
Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:39 PM
Thanks for the quick response!
Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:06 PM
Posted 25 July 2009 - 09:03 PM
Of course, that would involve a lot of DIY.
Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:53 PM
couldn't Mel Bartel's "scope" software and associated hardware be used to drive the standard stepper motors?
Yes It could. It has been done before.