Losmandy G11 Gemini 2 and Stellarium
Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:36 PM
I am expecting my G11 next week, and I'm very excited to try it with Stellarium. I've downloaded all the necessary ASCOM stuff and other software. I want to control my mount from in the house. I'm wondering, can I use Stellarium to set limits on my mount so it doesn't crash into the pier, or would I have to use the web interface. If I use the web interface, will it work with Stellarium so if I am using Stellarium to go to an object, it will also know not to slew past a certain point?
Another question. Can I use a camera and take a picture, plate solve and enter the coordinates of where ever the telescope is pointing into Stellarium to align the mount and provide more accurate gotos, or will it be best to use the bright star alignment routine with the hand controller.
Many thanks in advance for anyone who can give me advice. I really appreciate it.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:34 PM
I am thinking of trying Carte du Ciel next time though.
Take a look at this post I made when I first set up Stellarium to work with the G11.
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Some PC's and laptops are smart enough to allow use of a straight-through cable and automatically detect a crossover is needed and make the necessary adjustment. This is according to the Yahoo Gemini-2 user group.
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