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rll1288

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  1. I have the SW 150 PDS on HEQ5 Syntrek Mount and pretty pleased with it ...... so yours should be excellent...

    Do you have the Syntrek? If so you don't need to upgrade to go as you can link to a laptop and use something like stellarium linked with ASCOM/EQMOD to have full GoTo, Polar alignement etc...

    I also have a couple fo webcams (Philips SPC880 modded, HD Lifecam modded) and a DSLR with Baader MPCC.....

    Once again using software like SharpCap (Webcam) and APT tools (DSLR) i can basically cover all needs.....

  2. As Above....

    I use the combination of the two..............

    The Ascom/eqmod allows me to have an Xbox (wirless) controller which if you game a lote means that you can add functions to the buttons and configure it to different slew rates..etc etc....

    With Stellarium I use it to "GoTo" using Ctrl + 1 then fine tune with the controller....The star and polar alignment with eqmod great and saves me stressing.....they also have loads of videos to go through the functions.,.......:)

  3. Most wireless routers come with the option to do wireless bridging via the WDS setting....I have a cabin at the end of my garden that has BT freeview, Xbox etc and because I run power through a couple of witch boxes the power network adpaters wouldnt connect.

    I got two old BT hub routers off ebay v1.5 (£10 and then set up one as master the other slave... I now can get wireless for miles..:)...well because its zoned its pretty good and can reach te end of the street.....

  4. I must admit Bluetooth is not my favourite protocol but according to the website these guys use it to communicate to the internal gubbings of elevators......

    The only other way I can think to do this is to have a small network device (CPU, VIDEO CARD, FLASHDRIVE) and then connect to it via normal network wireless.....

    I think you can get these devices (or build yourself) to boot into either cut down Windows XP or Linux and then run a remote connection....

  5. Paul,

    The review does sound promising................ I was wondering the other day as I used my EQDIR to link HEQ5 to laptop (Its a rs232 to USB adapter) why couldn't SW add ethernet connectivity to its mounts?

    that way you could possible set-it up as a device which could be shared...Someone somewhere must have done a mod to do this.

    Roy

  6. Q-waves Wireless USB Data Kit upgrade exisiting USB devices and turn them into Wireless USB devices- microdirect.co.uk

    The above is a wirless USB solution. The only problem is it needs direct line of site i.e. it won't work through glass, doors etc as a network wireless solution will.

    I have been toying around with the suggestions mentioned, having a network machine (CPU, VIDEO CARD & NETWORK CARD, Flash Drive) that can be wirelessly linked to main computer via VM Ware or Remote connection on Windows 7......

  7. Hi Jim welcome to SGL and what a lovely part of the world you come from......

    Spent some time in the "White River Valley"....in an RV looking at the amazing Milky Way with the wife, camp fire and loads of Buds....WOW :):eek:

    Wished I could swap London for that now...

  8. and I will ......Fourth that....

    What a wealth of information and great to get some answers to those nagging questions about "Am I doing this right...."

    Brilliant...and to all those out there that were thinking of doing it but didn't.......make sure you pesty to get another day arranged... It will be worth it.

    Plus...what a great location......One day I will have to bring my wife and sons to the community observatory (If thats OK.....)

    :):headbang::D;)

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