The network issue I found was mainly a problem with the onboard wireless. I put an external 1200 Mbs adapter on the powered hub and then everything is instantaneous from 60 ft away.
The compiling, yes, that does take a long time. But once it runs, downloading to the SSD and running Ekos can only be marginally better with the NUC. I see very little lag there.
I guess it's time to retire my old Cray 1. It was getting a little heavy for the rig, I have to admit. And it was sucking a lot of power.... kissing.png
For anyone who has not seen this, check it out and distribute to your clubs:
Jasem, Rob, Eric and Hy, you delivered a great show last night. It was great for me to see some of you for the first time 'in person'.
You did a great job advertising Ekos. As for me, I will send this link to everyone in my club. Everyone reading this, please do the same.
Cheers and clear skies!
This is my setup with a WhiteCat51, which is essentially the same as a RecCat51, except that it is white, not red.
I designed and 3D-printed my own autofocuser for it and I am driving it with MyFocuserPro loaded on an Arduino.
Works like a charm! Total cost of all materials: ~$ 40 plus an afternoon of soldering.