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This is a good demonstration of using the scopes and image processing with it.
This is the site video tutorials:
This will be the subject of this report as I felt this would be the most interesting to our members.
"The optical tube determines what may be seen with a telescope, while the mount determines how the telescope may be employed. In areas where real estatedevelopment leaves the amateur seeing less and less of the night skies, computers can help one find the target and then move a telescope right onto that target."
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But to most amateurs today the term "computer controlled telescope" implies either: Computerized (or Digital) Aids to Navigation - a telescope mount with devices attached as options or built-in guiding the operator to move the telescope (usually manually) onto target. Telescopes like this are still sold today, the most successful being the Orion Intelliscope series.
About $15.00 U.S.
WARNING! You may also need an additional power supply +5 volts at 2 amps on the receiver end for longer cable runs. This is NOT included or ever mentioned in the documentation. I am still waiting on mine!
The "optional" power supply required for USB devices needing additional power (i.e. my SBIG CCD camera) is Iogear part number 0AD8-0705-261G and sells for $19.00 US.