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Tweet Remote Control is a Windows program written in Visual C# 2015, embedding the Tweetinvi and ASCOM references. It is meant to act as an inconspicuous safety backup, particularly useful to those with remote hosting for their astrophotography equipment.
The original motivation behind Tweet Remote Control is for when you lose remote control of the remote computer. This can happen due to various reasons, including TeamViewer failing or their server encountering connectivity problems. It is sometimes necessary to restart the computer, or TeamViewer alone, for example, in order to recover remote control. When all else fails, parking your mount and closing your roof may become necessary measures to protect the equipment against possible collisions and from the elements. It is here that Tweet Remote Control can assist, provided the remote computer has an active Internet connection, of course. This stops you needing to have someone to immediately attend to the equipment physically.
Put simply, Tweet Remote Control starts with Windows and runs in the background. It connects to a Twitter account of choice and therefore responds to specific commands, effectively sent by tweeting them via the connected Twitter account. The program monitors this connected Twitter account and reads new tweets made. If a tweet made matches a command written into the program, it deletes the tweet, executes the command received and tweets on your behalf (to update you on what is happening). Since all the program requires to function is a connection to a Twitter account, it need only be running on the remote computer with an active Internet connection - the rest is up to your tweet commands! Many features are supported, including control of ASCOM roofs, mounts and power relay switches (as well as Lunatico Astronomia's Seletek Dragonfly).
Tweet Remote Control ensures it always starts automatically with Windows (once you connect a Twitter account, that is), and re-authenticates with Twitter automatically every two minutes. This ensures the program is always active with minimum delay, even if the remote computer's Internet connection drops for a period of time. When Tweet Remote Control starts, if it is connected to a Twitter account, it does so minimised to your Windows system tray as a small, black and white icon labelled TRC. Here, the program will remain with no user input required and with no pop-ups whatsoever. The key is being always-on and always-ready without user input and without hassling the user with pop-ups or messages.
Finally, Tweet Remote Control is 100% free. Please feel free to contact me for bug reports or to request new features be added!
Current list of capabilities in version 1.4:
1. Restart your computer
2. Shut down your computer
3. Restart TeamViewer on your computer
4. Close an ASCOM roof
5. Open an ASCOM roof
6. Check the current status on an ASCOM roof
7. Park an ASCOM mount
8. Check the current status on an ASCOM mount
9. Open power relays (turn off) on a Dragonfly
10. Close power relays (turn on) on a Dragonfly
11. Check power relays on a Dragonfly
12. Open power relays (turn off) on an ASCOM power relay switch
13. Close power relays (turn on) on an ASCOM power relay switch
14. Check power relays on an ASCOM power relay switch
By Roy Challen
Everyone knows that eyepiece collections rarely stay the same for long, and so it is with mine. I've had quite a few orthos during my observing career. Some, like the Meade RGOs or Baader Genuine Orthoscopics, or indeed the single Takahashi MC ortho I had, were very good indeed. The Zeiss CZJ range are a step above these, and I have two for sale because I simply don't use them often enough to justify having them lying around doing not very much.
So, one or two of you will (hopefully ) have the pleasure of these premier league eyepieces.
The 16mm is the reticle version, but without the reticle. This means the field of view is wider than the average ortho, but the field stop isn't razor sharp, I would call it indistinct. This doesn't detract from the view in my opinion. The eyelens surround has some discolouration that I didn't want to try to remove in case I made it worse. The price I'm asking for this is £70 including UK postage and PayPal fees.
The 6mm is, in short, mint. As in looks brand new. These don't come up for sale very often, and can fetch ridiculous prices especially in the US. I don't believe in exaggerating prices based on a brand name (especially Zeiss) even if they are 'worth' it, so I am asking for £150, post and PP included.
They will be very well packed- as anyone who has bought from me in the past knows - but don't have their own boxes, I don't think they were ever supplied in one but I could be wrong. I should also mention that they are 0.965" fitting, so you'll need and adapter to use it in 1.25" or 2" focusers, but you already knew that, didn't you?!
I you have mint condition examples of Celestron Ultima SV series (the 5 element, Japan made ones, in original boxes) I may consider px or some kind of trade. I'm looking for 12mm or thereabouts, and 7.5mm
Thanks for looking