Re: rs 233 to USB conversion

Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>

Mizzou - I'm no computer genius but this might be an alternative to messing with cables etc. I have an inexpensive laptop in the observatory, also about 100' away, and a wireless card in it which talks to the wireless router in my house attached to my desktop. It is "wireless N" and reaches the observatory fine. With Pulseguide you could run the mount from inside your house and not run wires.


----- Original Message -----
From: mizzou156
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 10:12 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] rs 233 to USB conversion

Hello to All,
I'm new to the ap 900 mount and astronomy. Mount works fine, but I
now want to utilized the remote control software of my laptop. The
laptop will be approximately 100ft away from the ap 900 gto, and I
realize that I will have to do a rs232 to USB conversion. Is there a
list of components and their manufacturers which will allow me to
control the mount from that distance?
I am not sure how all of the components will go together to make
this work. I currently have windows xp ver. 2, but no rs 232 port on
the laptop. Starry Night pro ver. 6 and pulseguide software
Any help and direction will be appreciated.... Thank

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