69068Re: M81, M82, Holmberg IX, PGC 28731, and the IFN
- Apr 3, 2011
> Fascinating image Eric.Thanks, Ruben!
> What software did you use to control the telescope remotely?My imaging software setup follows:
AP ASCOM Driver
MaximDL 5.07 (may need to be updated soon)
Astrodon Takometer to control the rotator
I connect to the remote computer via Windows Remote Desktop. I was surprised by that myself, but Ben the tech support fellow set me up for that. I was ready to use Radmin, which I've used for remote control in the past, but when set up right Windows Remote Desktop works just fine! Who knew?
> How do you cover the telescope front end remotely, or do you leave the optics exposed?Right now, I leave the optics exposed. I'll just have to make sure to blow dust off the lenses ever now and then, I suppose. I am considering getting a FlipFlat to work both as a scope cover and a flat-on-demand imager, but I'm currently concerned about it catching winds and doing who knows what kind of damage (at the very least, messing up images!).
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