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Is anyone controlling the Orion Sirius EQ-G direct from Tablet?

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#1 CN_102NE

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 12:18 PM

Hello,

Is anyone controlling the Orion Sirius EQ-G mount directly from a tablet - perhaps by wifi?

If so, what pieces/products are you using?

 

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 12:33 PM

Synscan Wifi Adapter



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Posted 03 August 2020 - 12:45 PM

Thank you!

3 Questions:

- Does the wifi module take the place of the hand controller?

 

- Is the app a planetarium type application similar to stellarium or skysafari?

 

- Does the app include a SYNC function - when slewing to stars - for fine-tuning the goto accuracy?

 

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 02:22 PM

I think I've discovered most of the answers to my questions.

Yes the tablet and app do take the place of the hand controller.

No the app is not a planetarium - but rather displays objects in database list format.

Yes the app ( I think ) has a SYNC type function - where after each goto it provides the option to center the latest object - thus refining futher goto accuracy.

 

I just ordered the wifi adapter.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!  :-]



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Posted 03 August 2020 - 03:38 PM

The App/Adapter also works with SkySafari (If using Android)



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Posted 04 August 2020 - 05:24 AM

Sky Safari 6 on iPad or iphone works with Skywatcher WiFi mounts (including the WiFi adapter)

 

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 04:47 PM

Orion also has their own version of the wifi adapter and app.

 

 

https://www.telescop...60/p/131536.uts



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Posted 05 August 2020 - 05:01 PM

Sky Safari 6 on iPad or iphone works with Skywatcher WiFi mounts (including the WiFi adapter)

 

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Hemi

Good to know as I thought there was an issue unless one used two iOS devices



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Posted 16 August 2020 - 06:04 PM

Thanks everyone!

I purchased the Orion wifi module.

And I downloaded the SynScan Pro ap - and I've been playing with it.

I think its going to take some time learning how to get the best alignment out of it.
But when I get the resolved - it should be really nice.

 

The only downside is I'm using an EQ mount for visual observing  - which means I have to be watchful for the eyepiece becoming loose after two many meridian flips and falling on the ground.  I'm thinking about playing it safe and taking the eyepiece out before I do a goto - and then put it back in to look at the object.   Its inconvenient - but with an EQ mount an eyepiece goes into all sorts of strange positions anyway.



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Posted 17 August 2020 - 08:19 AM

Thanks everyone!

I purchased the Orion wifi module.

And I downloaded the SynScan Pro ap - and I've been playing with it.

I think its going to take some time learning how to get the best alignment out of it.
But when I get the resolved - it should be really nice.

 

The only downside is I'm using an EQ mount for visual observing  - which means I have to be watchful for the eyepiece becoming loose after two many meridian flips and falling on the ground.  I'm thinking about playing it safe and taking the eyepiece out before I do a goto - and then put it back in to look at the object.   Its inconvenient - but with an EQ mount an eyepiece goes into all sorts of strange positions anyway.

What is the eyepiece inserted into?

A set screw or compression ring should hold it secure enough.
 


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Posted 17 August 2020 - 09:42 AM

I've used Stellarium as my Planetarium and mount control for a number of years now, with two mounts. (An AVX, and now my Losmandy)

And ASCOM controls.

Stellarium let's me explore around and when I find something interesting, have it slew my telescope to the object. (See Telescope Control in Stellarium)

 

I headed down this path when a friend mentioned how he got his mount running, then retreated to his basement "Batcave" and ran his mount remotely.

It involves a mountside computer, and WiFi that to our indoor computers.

I use my Baby Dell, 2 in 1 at the mount with a Powered hub on top, and a single USB3 cable down to my mount computer.

I use Tight VNC, but he and others use TeamViewer. I prefer free and Open Source type software's.

 

But I do imaging, not visual.

Still, I can fully understand wanting the Go-To and tracking for your visual enjoyment.




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