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mexbound

Remote control scope, tracking, etc from inside

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I have a Celestron CPC Deluxe HD 800 and I currently have it setup on the roof of my house. I have a card table next to it where I place my laptop and perform tracking with a lodestar X2.  Are there any links, pdfs or forums where other people discuss setting up remote control of their scope from inside their house?  I was thinking to maybe leave a laptop up by the scope on the roof and then remote connect to that laptop from my computer from within the house. I'm not sure if this is viable.  

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It is very easy - set up your laptop connected to your home WiFi and enable remote desktop in Windows. You can connect to the laptop with the free Microsoft Remote Desktop program - which is available for Windows, OSX and iOS devices.

I have a NUC PC in my obsy and I only control it remotely - if you enable your firewall to let things through, you can connect to it from anywhere in the world.

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 i use teamviewer to dos the same as microsofts remote desktop.  charl.

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I also use teamviewer to remotely control / monitor my imaging laptop from in doors.

James

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I do the same outside, my laptop is next to the scope and I use teamviewer on my main desktop

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Thanks for all the replies.  I use Windows, so I can use the Microsoft Remote Desktop software. For those that use "Teamviewer", is there a benefit of using Teamviewer over and above Microsoft Remote Desktop? 

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4 hours ago, mexbound said:

Thanks for all the replies.  I use Windows, so I can use the Microsoft Remote Desktop software. For those that use "Teamviewer", is there a benefit of using Teamviewer over and above Microsoft Remote Desktop? 

It is not microsoft and it works every time :icon_biggrin:

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once I used the remote desktop and it froze on my workstation, I went to my laptop and of course it was locked so I hit ctr-alt-del to unlock and I got something like "there is someone already logged in" ... of course it was my frozen workstation.

So I was asked if I wanted to log in but I would lose everything that was already running... upon reading this, my lips became the thinnest of line

There are ways to prevent this (I guess) but I went another way and never looked back :)

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Instead of being depending on unreliable wifi connections, or programms that will have problems with the large amount of broadband data when imaging, I personally like to use a more reliable option like the Icron Ranger.
Icron offers a solution for direct connections up to 300 meters with optic cable and up to 100 meters with a simple cat5e  cable. No USB or wifi problems.

Edited by Waldemar
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i just use some 15m usb cables with the inbuilt range extender works fine for me just make sure you by one that is proven to work

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