Using Planetarium Software to Control a Telescope on a Macbook Pro

Here is a crash course on using the free planetarium program Stellarium to remotely control your telescope and automatically point it at any celestial object on the screen and found in the software's vast database. The technical difficulties were a little bit of a pain in the ass to figure out, but after a couple of hours of research, trial and error, and a lot of cussing, I finally managed to get this setup to work. It should work with pretty much any telescope mount using the Synscan AZ GOTO Mount and a Macbook Pro. Get a USB to Serial…

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