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m4ilm4n
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Re: Goto using a laptop? new [Re: pfile]
      #3561198 - 01/14/10 07:51 PM

You could still do autoguiding with a non-go-to SVP - I used Shoestring's kit to add an ST-4 port to the hand controller, and via their GPUSB use PHD for guiding.

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Re: Goto using a laptop? [Re: m4ilm4n]
      #3561242 - 01/14/10 08:13 PM

ah ha. thanks for the hint. i'll look into that.

edit. goodness... never realized an ST4 port was so simple. so this means you can't really control the motor rates but instead you have to send pulse commands? i suppose that would work.

edit edit: i realize now that people were talking about this upthread, but i missed the "shoestring" part... i thought they were talking about some other hardware.

Edited by pfile (01/14/10 10:59 PM)


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