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moondog
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SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted
      #5915777 - 06/11/13 08:14 PM

Hey Guys, Any SkyQ wifi + Ipad users out there..?
Maybe you can clear up some questions. I’ve been reading up on this, and I am getting some conflicting feedback. I even called Apple and Celestron, and neither one of the representatives I talked to seemed to understand the whole bag of kit and how they are supposed to work together. Before I spend some 400 bucks on an Ipad, I’d like to hear from someone with actual field experience.
a) if I am at a remote location, where there is no wifi other than the signal from the skyQ plugged into my CPC, and I have the wifi-only type of ipad without a data plan, it seems unlikely to me that the ipad will “know” where it is. Celestron's FAQ says that the IOS device supplies the GPS info TO the telescope. My understanding is that ipads don’t have true GPS, and get their location data externally, ie cell towers(It would be nice if the GPS info could be fed to the tablet FROM the GPS in the telescope)..in other words, if the thing can't act like a cell phone, does it know where it is? So, am I stuck having to buy the more expensive 3G type of ipad for remote location functionality?
b) some folks seem to think that alignment has to be done with the hand control, and then you can slew to objects using the ipad. Celestron advertising sounds convincing that this thing can work completely in the place of the hand control.
c) does the Celestron Ap feature a good “red screen” or just a dimmer adjustment?
I appologize if this seems like a thread that belongs in an "ipod forum". Thanks for any help.


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5916642 - 06/12/13 10:13 AM

i've wondered about some of these things myself. one of the reasons I haven't taken the plunge and get the SkyQ.

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Mike in Tampa]
      #5916654 - 06/12/13 10:24 AM

I've been told iPads with Wi-Fi and a cell plan (plan does not have to be active or reachable) have true GPS. I have one of those iPads and the Tom Tom software seems quite happy even when we are in a dead zone.

I use Sky Safari with a NexStar 11, which has GPS installed already so I can't speak to the main issue in your question.

God a buddy with an iPad?


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: rboe]
      #5916658 - 06/12/13 10:26 AM

By the way, welcome to Cloudy Nights! A side note; if you put a rough idea of your location in your profile someone may realize they live close enough to offer in person help. Like hooking up an iPad (as in this case).

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: rboe]
      #5916815 - 06/12/13 12:01 PM

Thanks. I'm from Butler, PA.
My mother in law has one, but it has a data plan, and I want to test one without. That way if it works, I could maybe save some money - if that makes sense.
Not to get off the ipad topic, but as for Sky Safari - do you use that wirelessly, or what kind of cable does it use to hook up to the scope? I understand that Sky Safari works with android tablets, but the wireless aspect is not straight forward.


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5916855 - 06/12/13 12:20 PM

I use it wirelessly with the Orion Star Seek. which appears to have suffered a price increase. It's the bees' knees though.

Wi-Fi only models do not have a GPS in them (you can check with the Apple site).

If you need the services of a GPS your cell may have that info and there are inexpensive stand alone devices too. With some of the newer alignment proceedures, having GPS is becoming a wee bit redundant.


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: rboe]
      #5916966 - 06/12/13 01:15 PM

so, with the sky safari, I assume that you can manually enter the correct time and site coordinate information?
does sky safari let you do your scope alignment without using the hand control?


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5917062 - 06/12/13 02:10 PM

I don't think so. Scope has to be aligned before the iPad is connected.

Sky Safari gets the time from your iPad. Good question on location. I think it gets it from the scope. :scratches head:


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: rboe]
      #5917226 - 06/12/13 03:37 PM

I have SkySafari, SkyFi and an iPad (and iPhone and Mac for that matter, all with SkySafari on them).

FIrst, my CPC 1100 (and all CPC's) have GPS built-in. The CPC NexStar HandController does the actual alignment and all scope controlling. SkyFi allows SkySafari on the iPad to talk to the HandController. The HandController does all the actual positioning.

So, the HandController gets GPS from the CPC. You must do your initial alignment from the HandController. SkySafari can do localized recalibration (local alignment). When it does that, SkySafari sends tweaked locations to the HandController.

SkyFi can either be a client on a home or other WiFi network, or can create an Ad Hoc network that talks directly to SkySafari on the iPad. I use the former on my back deck at home, the latter when I'm at a dark site.

The CPC does not need GPS from anything else. It gets GPS internally when you power up.

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: HeyJP]
      #5917458 - 06/12/13 06:02 PM

Hey JP,

does the IPAD and SKYFI connect to one another directly or do you need to be connected to the home WIFI network? i think that is one of hte OP's concern, if he would be able to use a WIFI only iPad and SkyFi q adapter out in the field away from a WIFI connection.


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: HeyJP]
      #5917465 - 06/12/13 06:06 PM

If your mother in law has one you can still test it out. Just turn off cellular data and it will act like a wifi only iPad. If you really want to go all out remove the SIM card and it will have no choice but to act like a wifi only model. I used to use mine on the cell network but it is wifi only now, I took the SIM card out. I will probably reactivate at some time but for now it works fine.

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: bogg]
      #5917569 - 06/12/13 07:27 PM

The Star Seek or SkyFi creates its' own ad hoc network and hands off an IP address to the iPad. No home network needed. I've never used it in my back yard where my network could be used. But I could.

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: rboe]
      #5917718 - 06/12/13 09:02 PM

Yes, the SkyFi supports either configuration: connected to home network, or stand-alone creating its own ad-hoc network. In fact, it is pretty elegant about this, as you can configure bot: First it looks for your home network and connects if it finds it.. Or, if home not found, it creates it's own. This complements the iPad workflow too. The iPad connects to home network first, and if not present looks for any network it recognizes: which out in the boonies at a dark site, the SkyFi will be the only one!!

iPad and SkyFi automatically connect together in either scenario.

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: HeyJP]
      #5919049 - 06/13/13 03:57 PM

I’m getting scared by technology that I don’t understand. Like, I’ve been a draftsman for 30 years, and now you have to be part computer geek to get by. I guess my astronomy hobby is heading the same direction.. aaargh..!
Jim, thanks especially for your detailed insight. Everyone, hang in there with me a little longer, because it’s gonna get weird.
So, I started out thinking I’m going to buy an ipad, because I like what I’ve read about the SkyQ app and the skyQ adapter that plugs into the scope. Especially, because it lets me completely sidetrack the hand controller. So, I can test that on my mother in law’s ipad, but I still spend 100 bucks on the skyQ up front, and if it works I gotta buy the darn ipad. But, Jim here makes the Sky Safari sound pretty nice – and according to Southern Star’s website, they also make this kit that will work with an android device – well almost… now, I do have access to an android tablet. So, I guess I can live with the HC long enough to do initial alignment. But now, if I go the Sky Safari route, I’ve got a new set of questions to address. Like, how hard is it to “enable ad-hoc networking” on an android? (Keep in mind I am geek challenged). If I do that, does the tablet still work at home on the wi-fi, or do I have to fiddle around and undo something? Or is that the part that works elegantly? You see, I’m afraid that what works nicely on the iPad may not be so straight forward with the android. The Southern Stars FAQ gives some information about things that “isn’t supported” but can be made to work. Any advantage to the Blue Tooth route? I can presumably buy a little Blue Tooth serial gizmo for 100 bucks, and then I don’t need the SkiFi thingy? What would the Blue Tooth serial thingy plug into – the Hand Controller or the Telescope?


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5919189 - 06/13/13 05:20 PM

The Bluetooth "thingy" plugs into the bottom port on your hand controller. You should have the cable you need already as it comes with the scope. It has a 9 pin serial connector on one end and a small phone jack connector on the other.

I happen to have an extra RN 270 I'd be willing sell you, however, it's an RN 270F. I mistakenly purchased the wrong gender module. To remedy this I needed to use a null modem adapter and a gender changer. This setup works flawlessly but the extra adapters add approx 1 1/2" to the assembly. I'm sort of OCD and like things as neat as I can get them so I have the male (RN 270M) version on the way to me.

If you're interested, PM me.


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5919191 - 06/13/13 05:22 PM

Ad hoc is pretty much on by default. Don't spend anything thinking about it unless it does not work. Usually things like this just work in the background (it's how you connect to hot spots like coffee shops).

Bluetooth works, or so I'm told. I never did get it to work so I swore off it. You need a Bluetooth dongle hanging off the scope, then things like Palm Pilots can connect. In theory. Pretty much everything hangs off the scope as they don't have wireless capability built in.

Just about everything that has a screen that you want talk to the scope with has wireless; either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. So you need to bring the scope up to speed.

If memory serves, the Bluetooth dongle had to hang off the handset.


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: rboe]
      #5919193 - 06/13/13 05:24 PM

I'm not familiar with Sky Q but I do believe SkySafari will let you install a trail package to see if you like it.

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: rboe]
      #5919341 - 06/13/13 06:57 PM

As far as the wifi and Android goes, when I spoke with Tim at Southernstars and told him I would like to use my smartphone (Moto Razr Maxx) he recommended I take the Bluetooth route, which I did. I think I read under the FAQ on their website that in order to use wifi with android, the device would require rooting, which I wasn't going to do. I also remember reading that my particular phone would in fact work but again, Tim recommended the BT route.

After a nightmare of trying to get it to work, it finally did. The root of the evil, as I mentioned in my last post, was because I bought the wrong gender RN 270. Once I installed the 2 other components which were easily found at Radio Shack, it connected immediately with both my phone and my Galaxy Tab 2.

The RN 270 Southernstars recommends, is 100% plug n play. If you do chose this route, the pairing code for the BT module is 1234. I'm also mostly computer illiterate and the RN 270 doesn't come with a manual. There are a couple PDF files which can be found online and if you're like me, it might as well be written in Greek. One of them does mention the code being 1234. Apparently, most BT devices use 1 of 2 codes from the manufacturer. 1234 or 0000.

Don't be discouraged by my babbling. Download the app on your phone or tablet, plug the serial end of the cable into the RN 270 (don't forget the 2 AAA batteries) and the other end into your controller, pair your device to the RN 270, start the Skysafari app and start having fun.


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Monadnock]
      #5919371 - 06/13/13 07:15 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

Here's a pic of the RN 270 velcroed on the back of the fork arm. Note the extra length of the assembly? It works great but I don't like the visual sloppiness of it.

Edited by Monadnock (06/13/13 07:26 PM)


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Monadnock]
      #5919397 - 06/13/13 07:24 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

Here's a pic of the quick mod I made to the hand controller holster. Note the missing plastic? The wire clears nicely and the controller seats properly and stays put.

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Monadnock]
      #5919576 - 06/13/13 09:18 PM

Thanks Mike. I too would want it to be as neat as possible. Them looks like a lot of danglies. Where did you order your RS270M from? part Number? That word "nightmare" worries me.. did you have software issues also, or just the M-F hardware issue? Also thanks for the photos. I'm having trouble figuring out where some of the wires go however. What is that little black box? And that wire then goes to the scope, where the HC would go? So is that just an extension cord? Not sure where the grey wire goes from the HC or did you splice in the black stretchie cord into the 9 pin connector going into the RS270?

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5919684 - 06/13/13 10:31 PM

I got it HERE

Not sure what black box you're referring to. The blue thing is the RN 270. Beneath that is what I think you're referring to. That is the null modem adapter and the gender changer, wrapped in electrical tape Those connectors are normally fastened with the little screw things on either side of the connector. Think old school monitor connection on the back of a PC. Because there are those 2 additional components in line, there was no way to connect them using that method, short of buying a couple very small threaded rods an a few nuts and running the rods through all the pieces....which I actually did at first.

The wire coming off that is simply encased in split loom tubing. Looks cleaner IMO and it also hides the fact the wire is doubled back on itself to take up excess length. About halfway down it is zip tied to the coiled wire that connects to the hand controller. It runs along the HC cable
And plugs into the bottom of the HC. If you look, there's a phone jack looking thing under the HC. It goes there. The reason the coiled cord may look long is that I'm using the Scopestuff extension cord. The stock cord is way too short and stiff.

So, it goes.....RN 270>Celestron Nexstar RS 232 PC Interface Cable>bottom of HC. The coiled black cable out of the back of the HC plugs into the scope base where it normally would. I'll try and take a better pic to show how simple it actually is.

The 2nd pic shows the HC slightly lifted out of the cradle to show where the wire from the RN 270 goes and also to show where I removed a bit of plastic to allow that cord to clear the bottom and the HC to fully seat. When I take the HC off the cradle, the wire from the RN 270 comes with it smoothly and without snagging.

Unfortunately, "danglies" are gonna happen and you gotta deal with it as best as you can. Actually, that's where a lot of the fun of customizing your scope goes. Its not all about fancy eyepieces and lasers

Yes, the "nightmare" was purely due to the gender issue of the RN 270. Heres the confusing thread I started regarding that issue. Keep in mind, it was all caused by getting the wrong part to start with. NIGHTMARE


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Monadnock]
      #5919701 - 06/13/13 10:43 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Monadnock]
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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Monadnock]
      #5919822 - 06/14/13 12:30 AM

looks like the Celestron SKY Q will also work without using a WIFI

here's a blurb from the SKY Q instruction PDF:

To connect SkyQ Link using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, first run the SkyQ app (available in the App Store) and then connect in one of two
ways: Direct Connect Mode connects your device directly to the SkyQ Link module and Access Point Mode allows your device to connect to SkyQ
Link through a WiFi network


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5920549 - 06/14/13 12:47 PM

I have used my SkyQ adapter and App on an IPad without any Internet access available. Also, using them, you don't need to use the Hand Controller at all, eveything can be done from the IPad, IPhone, or IPod Touch. I am happy with the system, but I have only used it a few times so far so I am learning as I go, I would really like to try it on an IPod Touch since they are so small, however being so small, I don't know how practicle it would be to use, an IPhone might be the perfect size, match for my enjoyment, but I don't have one as of yet. Anyway, the setup works as described by Celestron, although some of the instructional wording could be done/written out a bit better for anyone who is not tech savvy.
I like the setup because it only contains the small plugin adapter and then whichever 1 of the 3 devices you choose to run the app on. As the old adage says, Keep It Simple Smartee!
Best of luck with whatever you choose,
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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Never2Busy4You]
      #5920587 - 06/14/13 01:16 PM

Thanks Jeffrey. Yes, I'm really leaning that direction. I need it to be simple, so as not to distract from the main purpose of just enjoying astronomy. I'm a city dweller, so every chance I get to do astronomy is a commitment involving travel, set-up and repacking stuff up again. Anything that streamlines that process makes it better for me. So why skyQ then? I just hate that damn hand controller!

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5921486 - 06/14/13 11:37 PM

Just to confirm the PnP compatibility of the RN 270....

I just received the male version today. I installed the batteries, unpaired the female version from both my phone and tablet, paired the new male version on both devices, switched the Bluetooth device selection under "settings" in the Skysafari app on both devices and successfully connected the scope to the app. It's that simple.

To add my thoughts on Jeffreys comments regarding the control device, I'll say that while it's extremely convenient to use my phone, its VASTLY easier to use the app with the tablet. While my Razr has a fairly large screen for a phone, the tablet's screen size advantage is immediately obvious.

Whichever app you chose, I'm sure you will enjoy it.


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Monadnock]
      #5975966 - 07/17/13 01:08 PM

Well, I bit the bullet, and bought an ipad mini, a SkyQ link, and the SkyQ app. Here is an initial follow-up to the thread that I started: (plus means good, minus means bad)
The ipad mini I bought is has a wireless network chip, although I am not at this time subscribed to a phone service or data plan. (+) So equipped, the ipad is able to tell my location and coordinates via the "assisted GPS" function. (+) The app allows you to manually enter you coordinates, so if you have a wi-fi only device, I think this app will still work for you.
(+)Using the app as a simple planisphere is a treat, being able to raise it up, and point it around is very intuitive. (-)If you walk around with it for a while, it seems to get confused where north is, and you have to reboot the app. (-) the red night vision mode still has too many annoying white buttons and text. A caution to those wanting to use this app on an iphone; I find that I have to use reading glasses to use the app, even with the settings set to "larger labels" so, I think a smaller iphone screen would mean constant zooming. (+) There is a moon map, however, (-)I can't figure out how to zoom in on it, or even if I can. Also,(-) there should be a way to mirror image the map, as obviously, a true orientation map is kind of useless for a Newtonian user.
I have not had a good opportunity to set up my CPC-800 outdoors and test the kit as a system, but I have done an indoor "false alignment" to try things out. (+) the wireless link worked OK, although a few times I seemed to lose the connection. (-)The alignment method is three-star only, with no option to reselect an alignment star. (-) Why would Celestron not give the same alignment options available with the HC? (-) the biggest headache I had comes with alignment. Once you select an alignment star, four faint red arrows appear on the screen, which are to enable you to center the object. When I try to pick the arrows, at least 75% of the time, all that happens is the sky chart moves around and changes scale instead. I finally resorted to plugging in the HC to aid with alignment. At first this seemed like it was working, but then this seemed to confuse the software, and my HC flashed a message saying it didn't recognize my scope. All in all, I think the false alignment confused the system (because I tried to test the centering buttons, and moved off of the alignment stars theoretical positions) so when I tried to go back to one of my alignment stars, the motors made a weird noise, then the scope wildly shot off in a random direction. At that point, I turned off the app, and tried the HC again. Now it doesn't recognize my scope... After turning it on and off a few times, I finally got "CPC ready". I hope there is no damage.
I found no useful help within the app, or Celestron.com (except some FAQ's), or any user's manual. All of these would beat a strictly trial and error learning methodology.
So, my initial indoor test was uninspiring, but I'm not going to kick and scream until I get the whole kit outside for a better test drive. Will follow up.
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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5979006 - 07/19/13 12:22 AM

I set up the entire kit tonight outside for a true test. The alignment process is a complete pain in the arse, thanks to the direction arrow issue described in the previous post. I spent a good 1/2 hour trying to get the stars centered because the app doesn't know I'm trying to tap the red arrows! This would have to be a simple fix in the app. (for a programmer). The app knows you are trying to center the named star - so it should just switch to telescope control mode until you say "enter". When it's in telescope control mode, the star map background disappears so you can actually pick the stupid arrows, which would have the additional benefit of not having to take your eye away from the eyepiece as much. And by the way, if you take too long centering the star, it makes you punt and reselect the star. After all that, it missed the moon by a good 10 degrees! I take back all the bad things I said about my hand controller - honest. I plugged that thing in and bingo-bango I was doing astronomy. I own (3) Celestron Telescopes, and I think they are awesome products - but this SkyQ app is a joke! I don't think it was beta tested thoroughly enough. I expect to be returning the SkyQ link - so if anyone wants to buy it from me, please PM an offer. It works fine. The app is only a few bucks, so you can try it for yourself. The only thing I can figure is that it might work differently on a full-size iPad, and maybe it's not configured properly for the mini?

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5979141 - 07/19/13 03:54 AM

Now, time for a SkyFi or SkyWire and your iPad. Still have to align with the handset, but the app is awesome.

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Sorny]
      #5979568 - 07/19/13 10:36 AM

Yes, exactly where I'm heading. It's a shame though. If the skyQ app gets tweeked a little, and maybe a user manual gets put together, this has the potential to be a nice, simple, clean accessory geared for beginner to intermediate level users (like myself). I'll give Celestron a ring, but I don't expect them to rewrite the app for me.

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #5979671 - 07/19/13 11:37 AM

I didn't go the SkyQ route, I did SkySafari & SkyFi on iPad, iPhone, Mac. They work pretty sweet together. I still so a 2-Star Autoalign with the hand controller... then spend the rest of the night with the iPad controlling everything. With my iPhone controlling my Canon 6D on the Hyperstar and iPad controlling the CPC1100, I have the perfect lawn chair experience:

Pick a target on the iPad. Fire the camera and view images on the iPhone. Another glass of wine. Repeat.

I'm sure that once you get the nuances worked out you can have the same experience. We hope!

Jim


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: HeyJP]
      #5979862 - 07/19/13 02:00 PM

Jim,
The cable that came with my telescope is a 9 pin serial female (no pins) to RS 232 (phone jack). Is that the only cable required to use the SkyFi? No gender conversion etc..? So, if that is true, then the setup is: Skyfi cables to Hand Control bottom, and Hand Control hooks to telescope in it's normal fashion. That seems pretty straight forward. Want to verify before ordering.
Thanks


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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #6001036 - 08/01/13 06:04 AM

Hi moondog,
I use a full sice iPad and have the same problems with the arrows they mostly don't react when tapping on them. Because of that i tryed alligning with the HC and switched then to the Skyq app. But then the app doesn't recognise that the scope is allready alligned and displays the message that the scope must first be alligned. Hope ther is a fix for the problem with the SkyQ app arrows....


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      #6009435 - 08/06/13 01:00 PM

Yes, I found the fix! I returned the SkyQ Link, bought the SkyFi from Southern Stars, and loaded Sky Safari Plus on my iPad! The difference is like comparing a weather balloon to the USS Enterprise! There is NO comparison. My advice to anyone interested in SkyQ is STOP researching, it's not worth the trouble - buy Sky Safari instead.

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: moondog]
      #6011457 - 08/07/13 12:55 PM

Well i cant return the SkyQ Link to the dealer, the problem is the app...

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Re: SkyQ, Ap, Ipad Users Experience Wanted new [Re: Helveticus]
      #6071146 - 09/09/13 11:50 AM

No Solution in sight?

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