Just finished most of my remote Mini-computer setup. Thank you Stanley for your write up on:
I was given a mini free… this one
added the 7” screen and that keyboard Stanley suggested. Then enclosed the whole thing in one of these that I found on sale for 30 bucks off.
It’s mounted in the zone that the scope doesn’t swing into though It can be pivoted into that ‘no stay zone’ for easier access so I need to be sure to reposition if I’m using it at the scope. It mounts and plugs in in seconds.
Still need to do a few small details to finish it off… like mechanical switch extensions to turn the screen on/off and the computer on without opening the screen mounting floor.
Also I need to deal with the one cable that comes from the RS232 on the mount as it can get in the way during tracking and meridian flips. Just for size comparision the mount is a iOptron CEM60...the scope is a SVA130T with the ZWOASI2600MC
Next step is to extend the current portable range from about 50ft to 500ft. I have some directional antenna sitting around here left over from another project to experiment with.
Wish I knew more about these antenna and such… I see a few days learning before knowing if they will work.
Suggestions and comments are always welcome!
Edited by scadvice, 03 February 2021 - 04:48 PM.