Hi folks ....
In the very near future I am planning to start building my home observatory in my garden to accommodate my new DDM60 ... when it arrives.
Initially I intend to use my laptop, inside the observatory, to control and use my mount & scope until I get used to everything.
However, eventually I would like to be able to operate the system remotely .... from my computer room inside my house. The distance from my computer room to the observatory will be appox 40 meters. I would much prefer to have a system which does NOT use any wiring between my house and observatory.
I want to prepare my coming observatory, well in advance, to fully to accommodate these future developments if I can.
After reading a lot of messages on this forum I can see that lots of people are controlling their telescopes from much longer distances than me .... often hundreds of miles it seems !!!
The information that ASA provides on it's web site implies that they have helped all sorts of organisations set up equipment in some very remote parts of the world which can be controlled from a distance ..... but does not give me any clues on how this is being done. I have hit a brick wall after spending ages searching the internet for clues.
Can any kind person give me some suggestions & guidance (software & hardware, etc.etc.etc.) on how I might go about controlling my DDM60 and scope from my house ... without using any direct connections?
Many thanks in advance.