I am building a custom observatory for imaging on some family land 20 minutes outside of Oklahoma City, and about 30-45 minutes from my house in Norman. It will be a unique structure with a fully automated 8' Explora-Dome and a separate control room. While it isn't that far of a drive, I'm an architecture student and so I don't have the time to spend multiple nights out there imaging during the week. I don't like the idea of wasting clear skies all week and just hoping for it to be clear on the weekends, so I would like to be able to remote in whenever conditions are good. I'm just wondering what the best solution for internet would be.
There is an existing structure roughly 200 feet away with satellite Directv. Would it be worth upgrading that to an internet package and burying an ethernet cable along with the electrical, from the house to the observatory? This wouldn't require buying any new hardware aside from the cable, and I will be trenching and burying electrical lines anyways so no extra work.
I have also considered ordering a Starlink dish and going that route. It wouldn't be available until later this year or next year, but that would be okay and it would be fairly easy and straightforward to setup.
Or maybe a cellular hotspot? It's close enough to the city that we get cell service out there but it is not great.
I'm thinking that the Directv route is the best one, but I'm a huge SpaceX fanboy and I would love to have Starlink.
If you have internet in your observatory let me know what you did, or what you think my best option would be.