Andrew Celestron CPC-1100 Celestron NexStar 8SE OTA on Sirius EQ-g mount running EQMOD Orion ST-80/SSAG guiding package Coronado PST on iOptron SmartEQ Imaging Source DBK21AU04 and DMK41AU02 Mallincam Hyper Color imager My astronomy blog: http://andysastro.blogspot.com Norman OK (nearest CSC station) 73 de AE5YJ
Quote:I'd look for a refurbished/used laptop with XP on it to use with EQMOD to control the scope. You should be able to find one for less than $150, possibly $100.I can control my scope, guide, and image using an old ASUS Eee netbook with an 800Mhz Celeron CPU and 2G of memory. It doesn't take a lot of horsepower to run a planetarium program (ie CdC) and EQMOD on XP. Phil
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:wouldn't the mount need encoders to be able to use goto from a computer?