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Quote:No. You can't guide with SkySafari. You will need a guiding program like PHD or similar running on a PC. Or you can get a standalone guide camera and eliminate the computer altogether.
Quote:Quote:No. You can't guide with SkySafari. You will need a guiding program like PHD or similar running on a PC. Or you can get a standalone guide camera and eliminate the computer altogether. I'm not trying to use SkySafari for guiding; only for aiming and GoTo control. I'm using PHD for guiding and it works fine when hard-wired to my DSI and my Shoestring ST-4 interface. I'm just wondering if it's possible to do the interface wirelessly through the SkyFi port; since my laptop can "see" the SkiFi network it might work.I've considered the Celestron standalone guide camera, but since it's an additional expense and PHD works great for me now (except for the wires) I'll stick with it. With PHD you can see everything it's doing (guiding graphs, guide commands, S/N, etc), but I doubt that's true for the standalone guider.I believe that while it could be possible to configure PHD to work wirelessly, it could require additional driver software. I'm looking for help in that area, but it may be that the wireless technology is so new there may be nobody on these forums that has any experience. If it were only an electrical issue I'd jump into it myself, but I hate messing with software (I'm barely capable of installing commercial software as it is ).
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Quote:Or you can get a standalone guide camera and eliminate the computer altogether.
Quote:Ya might wanna ask the folks at Southern Stars about this. I don't believe you can guide, image, and do GoTos through SkiFi. The issue I see is with iOS. iOS is not compatible with any Windows, OSX, or Linux/Unix operating system software applications like PHD, Envisage, Nebulosity, etc. and as a consequence, iOS is also not compatible with any hardware that relies on any of the aforementioned PC/Laptop OS's driver models. And, just so you know, the folks at Southern Stars have no intentions of ever developing a Windows version of Sky Safari or Satellite Safari, so using a Windows based PC with a SkiFi is out of the question.