David Cotterell Toronto, Ontario "If an observer actually sees an object, there is no point in referring to a formula to find out whether he ought to see it; and if he fails to detect it, no formula will ensure his success." - W.H. Steavenson 8" f/15.5 TEC Maksutov - 16" f/5 Teeter/Zambuto Dob - TEC 140 - AT 65EDQ APO Refractor - Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO Mount - iOptron ZEQ25 mount - Discmount DM6 - Canon 60Da
C8HD， C9.25 and 10 Dob
Quote:In case you guys didn't know, the guys at main sequence software wrote a piece of software called wifi scope, that takes the place of the specialized skywire or skyfi . You just use your laptop in place of those devices, and connect your iPad through wifi. Works and free is great!http://www.mainsequencesoftware.com/WFS.htmlMike
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Sergio - El Cubano Loco!!! 16" F4 Starstructure with Zambuto primary Takahashi FS-128 on a DiscMounts DM-6 A bunch of Ethos, a few Nags and a pair of Pans.
Quote:Eventually I intend to use Sky Safari + iPad to control my new Teeter 12.5". It has Sky Commander and Servo Cat Jr. So Sky Wire is what I need to make it all happen? Sky Wire is the "receiver" that allows Sky Safari to talk to the Servo Cat?
Quote:Mike,What are you running SkySafari on? You use your NetBook as the router and attach it with a serial cable to you hand controller - then login to the network with an iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch? Is that the sequence?
Chance favors the prepared astronomer. Yeah I have some stuff.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:The new Google Chromebook, too, at $249, might be fun. It runs on Android, is a real notebook, and should be able to run Sky Safari Andrioid.- Jim
David Member of International Dark-Sky Association