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    Default Celestron CPWI software



    I have a new celestron 6SE with a wifi portal attached. I have been using SKy Portal to control my telescope through wifi with my android phone. I have now downloaded the new CPWI software on my laptop and can now control my scope via wifi from my laptop.

    Can anybody give me some pros and cons between using skyportal and the new laptop software( CPWI)????

    I can also control my scope with Starry night software on my computer but this has to be connected directly with a usb cable another alternative.

    Which to use????
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    Default Re: Celestron CPWI software

    CPWI just came out, so it may be a while before somebody can answer your question. I'm looking into this new software but I don't use skyportal.

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    Default Re: Celestron CPWI software

    i haven't used cpwi outside yet but testing it indoor as been good. I first used it with celestron wifi dongle version 2 and the connection was robust and never dissconnected. The App is very slim and doesn't use much processing power. the alignment was very easy to use, but needs keybindings so i can use it better with my PS4 controller. I could not get CPWI to work with ascom ? i could connect via serial but couldn't use that connection inside of stellarium for example. This APP has potential. seems to be completely compatible with starsense also. I havent used skyportal in a while as i've used sky safari on my android tablet.
    conclusion for now is that CPWI is a good replacement for the annoying NexRemote, hoping to find out if anyone has gotten it to share its connection with ascom

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    Default Re: Celestron CPWI software

    I've just downloaded CPWI version 2.1.25 as I test in my setup. I am currently using the virtual port on (the annoying , agreed) NexRemote with ASCOM/PHD2/AstroTortilla, but it doesn't look like CPWI has an option for a virtual port for control or, as you say, any type of ASCOM interface. So apart from as a standalone, limited functionality, piece of software, it appears to be pretty useless unless I'm missing something...
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