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Old 06-09-2020, 01:39 PM
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Hi Gary

I have a similar situation. I use a Netgear EX6200 and connect to a RPi by ethernet at the scope. The Pi runs the show (using Astroberry with KStars and indi) and images get saved to a usb hard drive connected to the Pi although I have saved these to the hard drive via the network at my PC in the house. The extender can be placed on the roof of your observatory to give a good signal. You can use wifi in place of the ethernet cable and as it is close by you can utilise the 5GHz channel and the Pi4 works better using 5GHz. The extender is best to use the 2.4Ghz network to connect to the house modem/router as this give better stability over larger distances.
I connect to the Pi headless from inside over the home network and do all my observing from inside the house at my home PC.
When I am "in the field" away from home I just VNC into the Pi with a laptop through the extender (use a static IP address makes this easy).The Netgear extender is the best one that I have come across.

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