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vpcirc
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Reged: 12/09/09

Loc: Merced CA
Finally Full featured remote control of my Vixen new
      #4413980 - 02/26/11 10:57 PM

I bit the bullet and purchased TheSkyX Serious. I was able to remotely control my Vixen SXD from the comfort of my office before with TheSky6, but with new version I can use every feature. I'm am thoroughly impressed. This version is worth every cent in my book.

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SPACEMAN
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Reged: 01/30/05

Loc: grömme,Belgium
Re: Finally Full featured remote control of my Vixen new [Re: vpcirc]
      #4415698 - 02/27/11 07:25 PM

congratulations!

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Rossmon
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Reged: 07/09/10

Loc: Marin County, CA
Re: Finally Full featured remote control of my Vixen new [Re: SPACEMAN]
      #4416274 - 02/28/11 02:07 AM

Cool, I am expecting a vixen sxd in a week or less. Any tips, greatly appreciated. Saw your other post on the mount reversal during a AP session. I won't be doing much AP now but it is a future goal.
Ross


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vpcirc
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Reged: 12/09/09

Loc: Merced CA
Re: Finally Full featured remote control of my Vixen new [Re: Rossmon]
      #4416898 - 02/28/11 12:15 PM

The key to this mount is the polar scope. It wasn't very clear how to set it at first, but once I understood it, I was dead on. The most accurate routine for the algorithm is 8 total stars, 2 on each side aligned in pairs. If it's polar aligned well and balanced, you can easily get by with 2-4. This website is good for info. This guy wrote the ASCOM driver.

http://enzerink.net/peter/blog/2008/06/28/ascom-star-book-driver


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Rossmon
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Re: Finally Full featured remote control of my Vixen [Re: vpcirc]
      #4420634 - 03/02/11 02:36 AM

Thanks for the info! Yes I ran into Peters site already, said hello, what a vault of sphinx info, plus the driver! A remarkable fellow.

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