I moved from a DSLR to an ASI 2600MC with my 16-inch reflector on a dual-axis equatorial platform with an MGEN autoguider and have a few questions.
1) Is it possible to use an ASIAIR Pro just for image acquisition: Connect the ASI 2600MC through a USB3 cable to the ASIAIR Pro device to save the fits images on its USB stick and control the camera through an Apple iPad Pro 12.9“ 4th gen. through WIFI and preview the images on the tablet? I don’t want to use ASIAIR for guiding, plate solving, meridian flip, polar alignment... - just for image aquisition. Is that possible? (I realize that I have to power the ASI 2600MC separately with a battery.)
2) Can everything concerning image acquisition be set without a laptop through the tablet: Focusing, live preview, adjusting and taking Lights (number of images, exposure time, cooling temperature, dew control), flats, darks, flatdarks?
3) Can I walk away with the tablet (so that WIFI is disconnected), let the tablet screen go black and reconnect to WIFI a half an hour later while the telescope is still taking images or does the tablet have to be connected through WIFI and be turned on all the time?
4) Can I set the tablet in a way that I can just preview the images I want, not every single one (to save space)?
Sorry for the stupid questions, but the device seems to have so many features, it‘s hard to find answers to these questions.