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Hi all,

 

I was wondering if I need a WiFi connection on dark sites, I used Stellarium on my laptop this morning while I visited the farm and stellarium worked. I didn’t use any other programs to see if they was working so I’m not too sure if I would need a WiFi connection.

The first piece of software that I would need to work would be sharpcap, I could load my images for the night and then process images the next day or at a later date.

 

Ive not used my EQ6-R Pro mount on a dark site yet and I don’t think I need WiFi connection?, all I need I think is a power cable for my leisure battery.

 

Thanks...Paul
 

 

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Not that we can use either of our dark sites at the moment, but in fact neither of them has WiFi anyway. 

If you had to have an internet connection, your only option would be to use a 4G or 5G cellphone connection, which could be frustrating to set up.

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On 17/01/2021 at 23:18, bryand said:

Not that we can use either of our dark sites at the moment, but in fact neither of them has WiFi anyway. 

If you had to have an internet connection, your only option would be to use a 4G or 5G cellphone connection, which could be frustrating to set up.

If you are your dark site for a couple of days what would you use to cover your scope during the day? 
 

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Connecting to your phone is a doddle. Just select hotspot and turn on. Search for WiFi with your mount and enter the code. 

I use a scope coat if I'm leaving my scope out. Greenwitch used to sell them but have gone out of business now! 

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20 minutes ago, tuckstar said:

Connecting to your phone is a doddle. Just select hotspot and turn on. Search for WiFi with your mount and enter the code. 

I use a scope coat if I'm leaving my scope out. Greenwitch used to sell them but have gone out of business now! 

So my mount needs WiFi to track stars and planets?

 

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34 minutes ago, Graham said:

I would refer you to my original answer.

 

I was wondering why Andy mentioned about hot spot and WiFi to the the mount that made me think you need WiFi. I wasn’t doubting you Graham and thanks for the info you give out to my query’s very much needed. 
 

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1 hour ago, tuckstar said:

Sorry, wasn't saying you needed it, just thats it easy to connect if you wanted to if you were out for a few days or whatever

Thanks for your input Andy....Paul 

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