The computer

An quite old HP Workstation laptop is for the moment the permanent computer of the facility. It is a dual core computer running a Windows XP. The telescope controller, the Canon camera and the NexImage camera are conected to this computer via USB. Also the meteor station camera is conected to same computer via an EZCap USB video grabber.

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The telescope is controlled from a Cartes du Ciel software linked trough ASCOM framework to the NexRemote software and to the telescope. The Canon camera is connected using EOS original software and the NexImage camera using the AMCap software. All the stuff can be remotely accessed trough TeamViewer using a wireless connection to the home router. UPDATE: HDD upgraded to SSD and the machine became unbelivebly fast. Aslo Windows updated from XP to 7.

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