Hey thanks. ..
I use an ACEpc, but is made by other sellers.
ACEPC Mini PC, Intel Core i5-5257U Mini Computer 8GB RAM/128GB ROM Windows 10 Pro 4K Micro Desktop Computer Support Triple Display, 2.5’’ SSD /6 USB Ports/ RS232 COM/WiFi/2 LAN
I have upgraded the drive to 500gb. This unit is ASTO only and just started to save images to the local drive and the SD card in case there is an issue with one or the other. A bit of redundancy.
Connected to this is:
1-iOptron CEM25P Connected via iOptron Commander and Ascom to the RS232 interface on the miniPC.
1-Qhy5IILC connected via a usb-2 port on the MiniPC. Both WDM and Ascom Drivers Installed.
1-Canon T6s connected via USB-3 Port on miniPC
On the Windows 10 miniPC
Running VNC server. I put free clients on any device I want to connect with.
I have one AC Wifi acting as a hotspot for direct connection when I am out the scope.
I have one Ethernet Cable that runs to the house hardwired (Not necessary, but I like it hardwire)
Astrophotography Tool - Interfaces the sessions and is the middleware or controller for the sessions (APT).
Astap is installed
Platesolve 2 is installed.
PHD2 Beta Mutlti Star tracking installed.
Dithering is enabled random x1 and APT is set to 10pixels.
Stellarium is Installed, and Server mode is activated to control the mount and communicate directly with APT.
When APT GOTO another object, the object is framed in Stellarium. If I pick an object in Stellarium, the mount moves to the object
and is reflected in APT.
So, basically, I drag my set up to one of two locations that I have pre-marked on the sidewalk or in the backyard.
I made marks after successful set up, because I am disabled, and makes set up easier and polar alignment close to how it was the last time
I polar align.
I Slew to Arcturus or Vega, or Beetlejuice , and focus.
Once focus is done, I keep a session of ISO 6400 and 5 seconds, which I use to to do a platesolve where ever I took my star focus from and from there is sends the coordinates to APT in Pointcraft, I can start up stellarium or use the object in APT to GOTO my objects and they are platesolved automagically and framed to center.
I don't change things out too often so everything is pretty consistant which helps me when there is a problem.
Hope this helps with a rundown of what is happening and what I have been doing.
I can connect and monitor from any device in the house or out of the house if I choose, make changes, and watch the pretty graphs lol
Makes me feel like the Movie contact sitting at Aricebo
Most of my stuff started as being hacked together, but I think the kit is quite functional and powered by just one power brick and my longest run has been 12 hours straight and still had half a battery.
Clear skies are bliss, and I wish them for everyone.
Clear Skies !!