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ASCOM Alpaca - The death of USB problems?


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I have read a bit of the ASCOM Alpaca work that is beeing done, and it looks promising.
The basic idea is that the regular ASCOM platform will be able to talk via an API which is called ASCOM Alpaca, and uses network (wifi, ethernet etc.) interface and is not bound to a specific OS, it will talk cross-platform via the API. (iOS, android, OSX, linux, windows)

The million dollar question is - will ASA jump on this train or stand on the platform waving the train goodbye?

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Hi there as per my recent post, I have been experimenting with ASCOM remote which in theory allows control of Autoslew using the Alpaca protocol, unfortunately although ASCOM Remote can talk to the AS ASCOM driver, it falls over due to what appear to be non-conformances with the AstroOptik driver.  I jumped on the opportunity of Alpaca because it would allow me to drop Stellarium in favour of my preferred planetarium software SkySafari.

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