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Michael Hobbs

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Re: Integrated WiFi - The Future?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2018, 10:12:23 PM »
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I think that there will always be a requirement for hardwired networking where the data demands are high, such as in imaging applications, however I’m sure that data compression/decompression technologies will advance in line with wireless networking innovation as we move forward. Security is always a consideration, and I am sure that this will also improve. For those of us with... shall we say less data intensive applications, such as general observing or even some EAA, I think the convenience of wireless functionality can only improve the observing experience.

Today's WIFI has plenty of bandwidth for the amount of data involved in imaging, assuming the distances are not too great. Likewise, security is quite adequate if you choose a good password.

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Gary Eldridge

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Re: Integrated WiFi - The Future?
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2018, 09:33:17 AM »
And what happens when you show up at your dark site with a 18 percent charge on your HC, I mean Phone?

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Re: Integrated WiFi - The Future?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2018, 05:58:23 AM »
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And what happens when you show up at your dark site with a 18 percent charge on your HC, I mean Phone?

Er...charge it?

Mayur Wilson

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Re: Integrated WiFi - The Future?
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2018, 12:31:28 AM »
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And what happens when you show up at your dark site with a 18 percent charge on your HC, I mean Phone?

I guess that would be all about discipline in preparation . Somewhat mitigated by the fact that I never travel without one of my iOS devices, and my car has a lightning interface permanently plugged into the aux power socket in my car

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Re: Integrated WiFi - The Future?
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 03:57:53 AM »
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And what happens when you show up at your dark site with a 18 percent charge on your HC, I mean Phone?

Er...charge it?
... just like you charged the battery running your mount. There are external battery packs that can power a phone or tablet.

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Re: Integrated WiFi - The Future?
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2018, 07:08:56 PM »
I have a car power unit with two standard 12v sockets and a USB socket that I use to power my kit in the field, the USB socket will also double as an emergency power source for my iPhone and iPad. Of course there’s also the power socket in the car.

Todd Vann

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Re: Integrated WiFi - The Future?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2018, 09:20:42 PM »
Yes, it is the future, whether WiFi or Bluetooth or some other wireless technology.

I have the iOptron AZ Mount Pro.

It is a box with two shafts to mount scopes and one wire to a hand controller. You level it up, turn it on, and the electronics figure out where it is, what time it is, and where everything is in the sky above you. The hand controller is only needed to do the initial alignment. After that, it is all Sky Safari on iPad. I am not sure if the wire and hand controller are actually needed, but they soon won't be.

I have often thought that if Apple designed a telescope mount, it would be like this.

So for visual use, the future is here.

For AP, it is just a matter of time.

Kyle Wood

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Re: Integrated WiFi - The Future?
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2018, 05:57:59 AM »
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Yes, it is the future, whether WiFi or Bluetooth or some other wireless technology.

I have the iOptron AZ Mount Pro.

It is a box with two shafts to mount scopes and one wire to a hand controller. You level it up, turn it on, and the electronics figure out where it is, what time it is, and where everything is in the sky above you. The hand controller is only needed to do the initial alignment. After that, it is all Sky Safari on iPad. I am not sure if the wire and hand controller are actually needed, but they soon won't be.

I have often thought that if Apple designed a telescope mount, it would be like this.

Did you also contemplate how much Apple would charge for such a system?

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Re: Integrated WiFi - The Future?
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2018, 01:49:38 AM »
Did you also contemplate how much Apple would charge for such a system?
David
Too much, which is why they won’t. Not enough money to make off of a bunch of geeks like me.

The astronomy market is small. That’s why we all need to put up with the quirks of companies like iOptron and Celestron, or spend a fortune on hand made stuff from companies like Astrophysics and Takahashi.

It is what it is.....

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Re: Integrated WiFi - The Future?
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2018, 08:57:34 AM »
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I think that there will always be a requirement for hardwired networking where the data demands are high, such as in imaging applications, however I’m sure that data compression/decompression technologies will advance in line with wireless networking innovation as we move forward. Security is always a consideration, and I am sure that this will also improve. For those of us with... shall we say less data intensive applications, such as general observing or even some EAA, I think the convenience of wireless functionality can only improve the observing experience.

Today's WIFI has plenty of bandwidth for the amount of data involved in imaging, assuming the distances are not too great. Likewise, security is quite adequate if you choose a good password.

David
Not quite accurate. There is a pretty serious flaw in current WiFi. If your vendor hasn’t patched it your not secure.

https://www.theguard...overnment-warns

Hardwired is secure.