Celestron SkyQ link
Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:44 PM
Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:48 AM
Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:16 AM
SkyQ seems to have two user selectable options:
- WiFi ad-hoc mode (one to one direct-link, without needing an Access Point serving as a central hub), or
- WiFi client mode (need to connect to your home network's Access Point in order to be reached from other)
Bottom-line is that it is used to pass mount control signal (handbox - no cord, handbox-like, tablet direct-mount control, or PC direct-mount control) wirelessly.
It has no direct relationship to astrovideo.
You'll get better response from equipment or mount subforums.
Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:25 AM
Hey Thanks - unfortunately I still cant confirm if it runs on your house wifi - the item would be a bit useless if it did!
You house's Wi-Fi has nothing to do with it.
Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:51 AM
You can't get to the Internet from it. Entirely local.
People with iPhones will see it as a connection, but I assume SkyQ sets up a password so that others can't control your scope. That's what Orion StarSeek does. I know it works because at our last star party an 8 year-old girl came up to me with her iPhone, showed me my scope's network on her Settings/WiFi screen and asked if I "knew the WEP for this network"...she wanted an Internet connection to text her friends. I had to explain to her that it's the scope and it doesn't connect with the Internet. She walked away a little angry, I'm sure thinking that I and it were pretty useless! It also scares me a little that 8 year-olds know what WEPs are.
Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:10 AM
You can tell the little girl she's welcome to "talk" with your telescope, since it's a private one-to-one club.
BTW, I found the Celestron SkyQ info (supports two modes.) Naturally, ad-hoc mode is more popular. Sorry did not write down the link.
Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:12 PM
How does the software compare with the Sky Safari software - anyone know?
Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:47 AM