Re: GTOCP4 Control Box


Donald Gaines
 

Thanks Yves and Mike,
I am going to follow your advice. Can’t go wrong with something that’s working for so many folks for such a long time.  I told Daleen at Astro-Physics it amazing how helpful and patient everyone is on the forum.
Thanks again,
Don Gaines

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Donald Gaines via groups.io <onegaines=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Liam and Jeffery,
Looks like you all agree.  I looked up NUC and RDP, and I understand. Looks like I have some homework to do but this seems like something I can do. Liam, thanks for explaining the CP4 to me, I had a feeling it would not do what I thought it might. Thanks again for the advice. 
Regards,
Don Gaines

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Donald Gaines via groups.io <onegaines=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Christopher,
That’s a great idea. I hadn’t considered that. I have been watching the forum for some time and see some very interesting threads from some really interesting people. I wonder who enjoys their job more, you or Roland.
Thanks for your advice.
Don Gaines 

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Christopher Erickson <christopher.k.erickson@gmail.com> wrote:
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.
Thanks,
Don Gaines

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