Getting GPS Data into the ASCOM Driver interface of Gemini 2
This guide will help you get the
GPS data from a GPS connected directly to the computer into the
Gemini.net ASCOM driver. This can then be used to update the
Gemini-2 mount controller,
Advantages of using
a GPS connected directly to the computer.
- Able to get the GPS data into multiple applications such as
TheSky, Maxim DL and also the Gemini.net driver.
- USB GPS units are usually much cheaper to purchase than units
that connect directly to a mount.
- Most ASCOM drivers for mounts support getting GPS data from the
computer. This means if you have multiple types of mounts that
run ASCOM, then one GPS might work for all of them.
So lets get started. Now these instructions only cover configuring the
GPS and sending the data to the Gemini 1 or 2 mount.