I've been using the hand controller for quite some time now, and it's time to move on and replace it with a laptop.
I'll lay down what I've gathered so far from searching.
first, my mount is the Sky Watcher EQ6-R
My camera for imaging is ASI1600MM Cooled with EFW "filter wheel"
My guiding camera on a seperate guide scope is ASI290MM Mini
Laptop using Windows 10 Pro 64bit (does not have USB3)
Sequence Generator Pro (For capturing, Auto Meridian Flip, Auto Guiding with PHD2, Plate Solving)
Sky Watcher mount ASCOM Driver
I ordered this cable:
Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts
Now for my question, do I need a planetarium software like CdC, Stellarium or Starry Night Pro to control it?
Do I need the hand controller at all like for star alignment or anything else? if not, how do I use Star Alignment?
Sorry if this is the wrong forum.