Scopes: LS-8ACF/C8XLT/C6XLT/ E.S Comet Hunter - Mounts: Nexstar/TwilightII/CT Duo-T Cam.: Mallincam Xtreme/SDC-435 Eyepieces: TV Plos:15-32-40-55/Pan:16-27-35-41/T6:5-7-9-11-13/T5:17-20-26-31/Ethos:6-13-17-21/ Brandon 8-12-16-24-32-48-40mm Erfle/ E.S 100º-82º-68º: set / Pentax XL:14-21/XW:3.5-5-7-10-30/XF:8.5,12 Meade 4K UWA, 4K & 5K SWA: Set Baader Hyperion & Aspheric: Set / U.O Orthos ULTRASCOPICS, TMB PLANETARY II: Set /Paragon 30,40
Quote:That's too bad, as I see *nix based OS's as a significan platform for apps in the future.
Quote: As to iOS, I may do some investigating to see if there's a windows based sdk for ObjectiveC. I just remembered my wife has a 1st gen ipod touch which I believe has bluetooth? If I can develop on my pc and test on her ipod, I may be able to come up with something.
Quote:Ahh, a meade version is in the works, as I have some of their command set. That's great you have a cm7 modded nook, it's what I have also. This way, you can be my autostar tester. :-) Btw, the command set I have is for lx200, do you know if the autostars use the same? I suspect they do, but not sure.
Linking it as a driver, would love to, but don't have a way yet. I checked info on ascom-x to see if there's a ubuntu beta of some sort, but nothing. That's too bad, as I see *nix based OS's as a significan platform for apps in the futue.
I may talk with some of the android sky chart developers (Skye seems like a very nice app actually) and see if we can collaborate in some way.
Btw, feel free to suggest any additions to this. It's still in its early infancy, so anything is possible.
Thanks for the feedback and clear skies all.
Quote:However, your tablet has to be rooted so you can install apps from your sd card.
Quote:I may talk with some of the android sky chart developers (Skye seems like a very nice app actually) and see if we can collaborate in some way.
Quote: Say, thanks very much Terry, that's what I was looking for! The doc I have is much older and doesn't mention autostar... still has examples in VB, lol.
As to BT range, normally it's about 3ft or so like your. The dongle I linked to has extended range (and a nice antenna), so I can actually keep a connection to it up to about 7ft. Still not long enough to control the scope from the house.
I'll post a link to the meade also when I get it running, probably this weekend... unless the missus drags me into shopping, lol.
Thanks again and clear skies.
Quote:Hey, this is looking good!Quote:However, your tablet has to be rooted so you can install apps from your sd card.Not necessary AFAIK. In Android phones, Settings -> Applications -> Unknown sources allows side loading without rooting. I guess tablets wouldn't be too different.Quote:I may talk with some of the android sky chart developers (Skye seems like a very nice app actually) and see if we can collaborate in some way.I am definitely interested though I am currently more focused on DSC + PUSHTO functionality. I have some stuff ready, but want to increase the accuracy on various fronts. Have been trying to wrap my head around the IERS precession/nutation models the past couple of days. It's pretty deep stuff, even with approximations.'will follow your progress in the meantime. cheers,
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Quote:Hi Tom, I'm all for it, but I think that's where I posted first and it got moved here. I'll leave it to the mods to put it wherever it's most useful. Daniel
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Quote: Linking it as a driver, would love to, but don't have a way yet. I checked info on ascom-x to see if there's a ubuntu beta of some sort, but nothing. That's too bad, as I see *nix based OS's as a significan platform for apps in the futue.
Quote:Looking at my development and notes from way back in sept, I have in progress what I would call a telescope hub. It would be a standalone app, and there would be two ways to connect to it: ip and programatically (android intent). The hub will handle the transport part (connecting to the mount through either bluetooth, ip or straight usb via usb-serial) and the protocol part (like celestron, autostar, etc). Standardized commands would be sent to the hub, and standardized replies sent back, similar to ascom I guess. I'm thinking INDI has something similar as well. I don't really want to reinvent the wheel, but as my development options and time are limited, this looks like the best I can do. Does this seem like something supportable to you? The protocol handling part and hub interface would be completely open to the community, so anyone can write a client or even add support for a telescope mount.
Quote: I think you're right, it does sound like INDI, as a matter of fact I was going to ask for permission to use the same schemas and see if I can implement the same functionality.
hub4com --baud=9600 --octs=off \\.\COM5 \\.\COM4
Quote:but I'm about 10x more angry with the scope manufacturers for still using serial in 2011!)
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Quote:I realize this is an old thread, but can't seen to find any further info on the project's advancement (if any). I realize that this app was designed for bluetooth. What I'm wondering is if the developer would consider setting it up to use a USB Serial converter. Through another app called Slick USB you can use an FTDI based USB Serial port to control the telescope. I've tested it through a Terminal app and I can get the scope to move. So I would expect if this app had serial support, it would work this way. Anyone know anything on the status of this app or where I might find the developer?
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