Re: GTOCP4 Control Box


I agree. A small observatory PC is the way to go here. I would add, Donald,


The CP4 isn’t a hub or splitter, so it cannot run any equipment other than the mount itself. If you managed to connect a camera to the CP4 (type B to type B USB cables are non-standard and hard to find!), they would simply look at each other waiting for instructions. Using a hub will let you connect all of your equipment.


Liam Plybon



From: <> On Behalf Of Christopher Erickson
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] GTOCP4 Control Box


IMNSHO, set up a compact observatory PC next to the scope and then controle that PC remotely from the house.

"My advice is always free and worth every penny!"


-Christopher Erickson

Observatory Engineer

Summit Kinetics

Waikoloa, Hawaii



On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 12:50 PM Donald Gaines <onegaines@...> wrote:

Hi folks,
I was lucky enough to be notified recently I’m going to be the proud father of an 1100GTO mount.  I have read through the GTOCP4 Operating Instructions as I plan on how to connect the mount to a PC, CCD Camera, focuser, and other accessories.  I would like to locate the mount outside in a structure with a ROR, and connect to a PC in the house about 150  ft away. I was thinking of using the Ethernet port and I read that it can also be done with a USB and Icron 2304 USB extender.  I am curious if cameras, focuses and other accessories can be connected to the GTOCP4 and then be operated by the PC in the house?  Is there a preferred method for this kind of setup?  I would appreciate any advice you might be willing to pass along.
Don Gaines

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