Operating LXD75 remotely
Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:46 PM
I still have to do certain things while being outside, but I want to reduce such operations.
This becomes important with oncoming mosquitoes season, so I was wondering if it would be possible to fully control LXD75 mount remotely, i.e. do alignment and target acquisition remotely.
I tried it at home using Cartes de Ciel and it seems to be working.
The main issue I can see is that mount may cause collision of motors or OTA with mount.
Has anyone operated LXD75 remotely? If so, any ideas on how to avoid collisions? Any other thoughts?
Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:34 PM
Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:35 PM
Thanks for comments.
Did you ever have collision issues?
Of course there is no way to avoid polar align, but I was hoping to do computer aligning remotely, if possible.
One thought I had was: instead of aligning with hand control, do this: align with a star like Sirius manually, focus, go home and then do Sync in scope control software. Assuming that polar align is nearly perfect (in any case a requirement for AP), such alignment method should be pretty accurate.