WIFI worth using or not.

Eman4
19 Apr, 2018 15:07
Thinking of setting up my  Orion EQ-g mount I use for astro photos,  to run wifi on it. I'm not sure if it's worth it or not. And if I do what is a good one to get. Thanks Eric….
gnomus
20 Apr, 2018 16:01
If you’re going to be using it for visual work and intend to hop around several targets with something like Sky Safari, then why not?  I don’t see any advantage for imaging though.
ruccdu
20 Apr, 2018 16:40
Eric,

In my opinion, it is worth it really only if you plan to use the setup to image from different sites.  After a while it becomes tedious to input the location coordinates into the mount every time you go from home to a dark site and a GPS takes that step and automates it.  If you don't plan to image from other locations, or do so infrequently, it's probably not worth it.

Ron
Eman4
24 Apr, 2018 11:57
Thank you for your feedback, I'm going to hold off for now and use that money for a new mount.

Eric
HomerPepsi
24 Apr, 2018 15:40
From my own experience: not worth it for imaging. Lan connection is much better.
hotchilli
02 May, 2018 22:04
you can use a 100ft max Ethernet cable without any issues ..
for long cable I get a few old 3 metre cables and just join them together in middle ~ works great
so cut 1 end off of 2 cables and both ends off of 1 cable = 9m .. 27feet
use electrical tape to protect smile

inside cable are 4 pairs twisted
Edited 02 May, 2018 22:06
 
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