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laptops for telescope

Postby mehrhard on Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:35 am

Hi, I'm new at this so bear with me . I have a 8" LX200 Meade scope and I'm going to purchase a new lap-top for it I don't want to go to the computer stores because they alway's try to sell you more than you need. I want to use the computer to control the scope and to store ccd photos. Thanks and keep looking up
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Re: laptops for telescope

Postby Jne_K on Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:43 pm

Hi

That's going to be mostly a matter of the software you choose to control your scope and less a matter of a particular brand and model of computer. If all you plan to use the computer for is running the scope, no need to pay much or get a lot of bells and whistles. Just make sure you have enough capacity to do the job. If you plan to use the computer for other things, that's a different story, of course.

You'll also want to get a PC,rather than a Mac, since all I've seen for telescope control software is PC based.
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Re: laptops for telescope

Postby Jne K on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:13 am

Thanks , Ya the laptop is going to be deticated to the telescope only I've got the Meade software so do you have any recommendations on the OS , ram or HDD size.
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Re: laptops for telescope

Postby Jne_K on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:41 am

Hi

Probably going to have to pass on that one as I am not much on computers as far as specs. I can talk telescopes all night long, but I know just enough about computers to do what is needed and not much more. Sorry.
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