Celestron Super C8+ (deforked) Atlas EQ-G Mount Celestron Onyx 80mm ED F Canon T4i (unmodified)
Shane in black-zone New Mexico'Fracs, Maks, Newts and Schmidt-Newts, 3.1"-10", f/4-f/13. Alt-az and GEMs.
Quote:Hello there. I have been using Starry Night with Eqmod and subsequently sold my hand controller to my Atlas EQG 6 years ago. Now I have an Ipad and I have downloaded Sky Safari Pro and am wondering if there is way with this app or other apps to drive the scope via the Ipad wirelessly without having the hand controller. I know shoestring astronomy has a BT adapter and I currently use their Eqdir interface without any issues so maybe there is hope there. The SkyFi adapter would have been great but it seems to require the hand controller. So do I have any options or do I need to purchase another hand controller to have this luxury? I would be willing to drive wirelessly via macbook or laptop if I had to but am really trying to get there via an Ipda. Any help is appreciated. James
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Quote:I use WiFi Scope with the shoestring Bluetooth adapter and an Ipad running Sky Safari. It all works well together using Eqascom.
Quote:Right now I connect my mount to a EQdir module, which plugs into a USB to serial converter. Why is it not possible to just connected the nexus to the EQdir, treat it as a wifi serial port, and have it work in that manner?Mike
Quote:Quote:Right now I connect my mount to a EQdir module, which plugs into a USB to serial converter. Why is it not possible to just connected the nexus to the EQdir, treat it as a wifi serial port, and have it work in that manner?Mike Well, let's see...first you'll need a USB port on the pad. Assuming you can do that, the show-stopper is that EQMOD will have to run on your device. It's currently available only as an ASCOM driver, and ASCOM only runs on PCs.
Quote:Sorry, I was not being clear. I was intending that the laptop could be set away from the mount, so there are fewer wires to trip over. So the laptop would have EQ mod running, treating the nexus as the serial port.That would work right?Mike