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Author Topic: Macs and Telescopes... a shot in the dark...  (Read 1291 times)
JamesJM
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« on: June 23, 2009, 08:05:36 PM »

I'm very aware that the chances I'll connect with someone here that knows about this stuff are slim at best... doesn't hurt to ask though does it?

I have an old Super Polaris 8"... nice telescope, but I'd like one with GOTO technology AND the ability to connect to a MAC computer.... would any of you happen to know anything about this?  - JamesJM
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 05:34:13 AM »

Sorry can't help.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 03:07:53 PM »

No idea or experience in such matters, BUT by the power of the great 'G' in the sky [oh, I left the oogle off  Grin] may I bring you:

Courtesy of:- GoTo (telescopes) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would seem that the only real problem is sourcing a matching Mounting for your particular Telescope, and then the 'problem' of paying for the kit Shocked.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 05:26:36 PM »

No idea or experience in such matters, BUT by the power of the great 'G' in the sky [oh, I left the oogle off  Grin] may I bring you:

Courtesy of:- GoTo (telescopes) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would seem that the only real problem is sourcing a matching Mounting for your particular Telescope, and then the 'problem' of paying for the kit Shocked.


Hey, Thanks Stan!  Yeah.. the GoTo's are the beginning.  The problem is the software... I'm  not finding many applications for astronomy that are Mac friendly.  GoTo's are the mechanics... it's after that where I'm striking out. - JamesJM
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 09:22:58 AM »

Silly me Embarrassed there I go 'trusting' a supplier again.

I cannot believe that this GoTo Kit is inexpensive and assumed, quite wrongly apparently, that it would be part and parcel of the hardware.
Clearly the Kit is not going to function without it.
I will keep an eye on how you progress James, cannot afford the time at present to dig deeper myself.
Good luck.
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