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medic32v
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Remote Control for Scope
      #6137780 - 10/14/13 08:16 PM

Is it at all possible to buy software to remotely control a telescope. And if so can you program the Coodinates to point the scope. And if it is possible how far away can you be. Thanks All and Clear Skies Mike. Sorry One People * One Sky last thing, this can be done with no cables and operated fron an laptop or tablet. Slainte

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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: medic32v]
      #6137793 - 10/14/13 08:23 PM

ACP, anywhere in the world that has internet access.
I use it to image on scopes in Australia from the US.
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medic32v
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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: medic32v]
      #6137858 - 10/14/13 09:07 PM

Let rephrase the question. Remote Control of your own Telescope Thanks All and Clear Skies

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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: medic32v]
      #6137867 - 10/14/13 09:14 PM

Hi Mike,

Most any of the computerized goto mounts can be controlled... I have 3 such systems, two run via USB interface and one that is Ethernet TCPIP controlled...

You need to either describe the gear you have or plan to get and then specific questions about a remote control application can be addressed... Its really all about the mount...


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medic32v
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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: fmhill]
      #6137886 - 10/14/13 09:27 PM

Thanks Mitch, I wasn't sure if that concept was out there. And the remote can be done from a distance without cable. Thanks All and Clear Skies

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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: medic32v]
      #6137951 - 10/14/13 10:03 PM

Hi Mike,

I'm also retired from a long career in oceanographic instrumentation, and now retired, I enjoy working with telescope/mount autoguiding systems and remote control.

Any time you wish to discuss a plan or concept, I would take pleasure in discussing same with you...

Best regards and clear skies,


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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: medic32v]
      #6138069 - 10/14/13 11:15 PM

Mike:

I can run a full astrophotography rig over my FiOs wireless network.

Ultra VNC is used by computer support folks to take control of a customer's desktop.

I'm retired Navy.


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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: medic32v]
      #6138533 - 10/15/13 08:39 AM

Quote:

Is it at all possible to buy software to remotely control a telescope. And if so can you program the Coodinates to point the scope. And if it is possible how far away can you be. Thanks All and Clear Skies Mike. Sorry One People * One Sky last thing, this can be done with no cables and operated fron an laptop or tablet. Slainte




What kind of telescope/ mount do you have?


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medic32v
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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: rmollise]
      #6139450 - 10/15/13 04:58 PM

I have a Celestron 127 Equatorial Mount (EQ-3) but I want to upgrade to a 12 inch Dob and maybe a Go-To set up. Any suggestions, anyone Thanks All and Clear Skies Mike

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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: medic32v]
      #6140438 - 10/16/13 08:49 AM

The solution will depend on what sort of scope you wind up with. What you would need to look for would be some kind of remote control program that uses ASCOM.

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Larry F
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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: rmollise]
      #6210913 - 11/23/13 09:36 AM

Mike, if you're on the North Fork, just go over to Custer Institute in Southold and I bet there are members there who can walk you through the whole thing.

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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: Larry F]
      #6218507 - 11/27/13 12:57 AM

I'd like to ask a related question - is it possible to control a Windows Vista laptop sitting outside with my scope/mount from my iMac in my house on the same wireless network?

I have a Windows Vista laptop outside, running Stellarium Scope, Stellarium, PhD, and Sequence Generator Pro, connected to an SBIG ST-8300M, Orion ED80T, and Orion Sirius mount with ASCOM.

I just don't want to keep going outside to check periodically as it gets colder outside, but I don't know if I can connect the iMac to the Windows for remote control.

Thanks!


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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: jsines]
      #6218662 - 11/27/13 06:29 AM

I use teamviewer8 for my remote connections. There is a mac version on their website. It should work.

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Re: Remote Control for Scope new [Re: dandabson]
      #6219586 - 11/27/13 03:01 PM

teamviewer8 looks like it's exactly what I'm looking for! Much appreciated!

Thanks, Dan


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