I'm now getting seriously started with automating my dome. I have some basic questions about how it's really done.
My dome and mount are now talking to each other and working pretty well, still have a few small tweaks on my geometry but getting closer every adjustment.
I'm currently using:
A Windows 10 Home version 64bit ACER notebook which support both USB2 & 3.
I have a powered USB3 hub which works for everything except my Celestron CGEM DX Mount, it only works when connected directly to the PC
I'm using TeamViewer free access on the PC & my Mac with ASCOM 6.5SP1 Beaver version for the dome and scope. Unfortunately, I keep getting a dialogue box on TeamViewer saying I'm using the free version which freezes the PC required an OK and if I miss it I have to manually restart the PC or manually click OK in the dome.
I'm currently figuring out SGP but have a desire to start using the TheSkyX but not ready to spend the $$$.
I'm using the rotator kit with a rain sensor and know I need to get a cloud sensor too.
I will also be getting an auto focuser specific for my Feather Touch® Micro Focuser for Celestron C11 Edge HD.
I know everyone has their special/preferred choices for software and equipment. I'm good on OAG, camera, scope, mount, power supply which are all compatible with ASCOM. Assume, for the time being, I'm going forward with ASCOM as my integrating hub.
What remote control software should I use that is either free or cheap?
When planning a session, what other equipment do I need?
Will I need two versions of software for both my PC, in the Dome, and my Mac at my desktop?
If you can think of any other questions I need to ask, please add your thoughts.