Quote:DrBuck,If you only need the one connection to the observatory (you're not going to need any other connections like USB), then I'd stay with RS232 and add an RS232 interface to your laptop with a PCMCIA/PC Card. Most laptops have a slot for one of these cards, and the serial port versions are not very expensive ($25 or less).If on the other hand you feel you're might need USB ports in the observatory then I'd probably bite the bullet now and start using some long USB connections and a USB to Serial converter.
Quote:Funny, I thought that NexRemote would work through the HC serial cable as well ... maybe not.
Quote:USB to serial adaptors can be a nightmare, especially on Vista.
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