Gemini2BT – it
is wireless module for telescope control system Gemini 2, which is used to
control the mount Losmandy.
It can be used for rapid targeting telescope with mobile devices.
Bluetooth i adapter Gemini2BT no external power supply or batteries are
required to power the Bluetooth module! For Wi-Fi adapter Gemini1BT requires an
external power supply 12V.
This Bluetooth adapter provides full
wireless control of the telescope mount with a laptop or PC, also works with
the SkySafari, Orion StarSeek 4 4.4.4 application for mobile devices.
1. Connect your Bluetooth module Gemini2BT to RS-232 serial port
connector before turning the power of the telescope.
2.Turn on power on the mount.
3. Then on your PC or mobile device, connect to an Bluetooth device –
Gemini2BT. During the connection, the device asks for the password - enter the
string "1234" and click OK.
Telescope control on the sample program SKY SAFARI:
1. After downloading the program,
go to Settings, «Settings» button.
2. Scroll down to «Telescope»
section and click on the «Setup» button.
3. Select the type of equipment
used «Scope Type - Losmandy Gemini» and type mount «Mount Type - Equatorial
Goto (German)», if you select the azimuthal mount, respectively, «Alt-Az. GoTo
», also select the wireless connection type in Section Communication Settings
-« Connect via Bluetooth» .
4. Return to the main menu and
press the Connect button.
If done correctly, you will hear
a pleasant sound, and the screen will display a crosshair with concentric
circles showing where looking telescope, and on each side there will be buttons
move the telescope along the axes of the mount.
You can now direct the telescope
at the object using a large database of celestial objects Sky Safari. For this
use search - «Search» button and select an item from the list, then click
«GoTo». It is also possible to direct the telescope at an object on the screen.
For this you need to click first on it and then on the button «GoTo». For more
details how to use all the features of the program, see official Sky Safari
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