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Astronomy => Technical => Topic started by: Apophis on Jan 09, 2018, 23:55:06

Title: Luminous ios
Post by: Apophis on Jan 09, 2018, 23:55:06
Has anyone used Luminos App on IOS and is it worth £23.99 to install?
Apparently you can control the scope.
Roger
Title: Re: Luminous ios
Post by: MarkS on Jan 10, 2018, 22:08:51
Quote from: Apophis
Has anyone used Luminos App on IOS and is it worth £23.99 to install?
Apparently you can control the scope.
Roger

It would appear it needs a "compatible WiFi serial device" in order to control the mount.  I'm not exactly sure what that means.

Mark
Title: Re: Luminous ios
Post by: The Thing on Jan 11, 2018, 08:34:10
Quote from: Apophis
Has anyone used Luminos App on IOS and is it worth £23.99 to install?
Apparently you can control the scope.
Roger

It would appear it needs a "compatible WiFi serial device" in order to control the mount.  I'm not exactly sure what that means.

Mark

A Skywatcher gadget (https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p10135_Sky-Watcher-SynScan-WiFi-Adapter-for-GoTo-mounts.html), about £65. Most forums I follow reckon any sort of WiFi or Bluetooth connection is a bit shaky and not for astrophotography, also you could be hacked and Kim Jong could control your mount!
Title: Re: Luminous ios
Post by: Carole on Jan 11, 2018, 09:57:17
Lol