Has it streamlined your sessions? Make you more apt to go and set up? Has it hindered you? Has it allowed you more data collection?
I suppose the answer would greatly depend on where the user is coming from... I mean to some it may be way more streamlined than what they were using, more portable, etc.
For me coming from just a tracker, its a lot more equipment and a lot longer to setup and PA, calibrate guiding, etc. Fighting a bit with weak wifi and lost connection, bump the data cable to the camera and have to reconnect a reselect it in the menu as new equipment, etc. So quickness definitely favored just visual polar scope alignment, no guiding, and targets I could easily frame by sight (M42, M31, Horsehead, etc).
For me it allowed me to add more accurate polar alignment, guiding, plate solving, annotation of the objects on the screen from image for fine tuning framing, etc. All while using my old android phone. I've never used PHD2 or any guiding/solving apps or anything on windows. ASIair got me all these things with minimal fuss, really transformed my imaging, even just using a tracker. I am super happy with the modest investment and I know I can still transfer this all to a different mount if I upgrade. But honestly it made this tracker so much easier to find objects even without goto, and guiding allowing my to get much better images, I don't think I'll plan on upgrading for quite a while. Totally pleased and so very worth it for my needs!
One issue that seems to be common is poor wifi signal and I have experienced this. I now setup closer to my router but it limits my views. I'd like to move it further from the house so looking into wifi extender options. But a question, does the extender go on your home network or the ASIair? As I understand it (maybe incorrect?) ASI connects to your home network with one connection, then forms another connection between your mobile device and it. Am I going to need extenders for both?
Edited by T~Stew, 28 February 2021 - 10:34 AM.