“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
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Quote:How is the interface? I've never used a Losmandy mount. I've used Meade and Celestron mounts exclusively for the last several years. I find the Celestron HCs to be very intuitive, Meade not so much.
Quote:Josh, yes the "DOS like" comment refer to the Hand Controller. There have been recent discussions on this forum about the longevity of the Gemini Electronics. Search for "Gemini!Parts Available", within the last week. As you will see, it is a heated discussion.http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/3585818/page/2/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1There is a new Gemini driver available from the ASCOM site, and you could download it and see for yourself. Tuning and tweaking can be done through this interface. TheSky6 and TheSkyX have interfaces to both the Starbook and Gemini. TheSkyX is more sophisticated, but not as much as the ASCOM interface. The Sky products can slew and synchronize the scope.I remote control my G11 through wireless Remote Desktop. However, I found that with the StarBook plugged into the remote computer, wireless remote desktop is not possible. I think the solution may be a wireless switch in the observatory.Eric