I was thinking of buying an old office DELL desktop, loaded with Win 7-64 bit for running my observatory, rather than fiddle with Bootcamp and my Macbook Pro.
I came across NUC - these diminutive PC’s are designed to stick to the back of TV’s.
I was wondering - these come with wifi, ethernet, USB and HDMI - has anyone tried using one of these for a telescope hub and running it remotely over ethernet? I would load the software up on it and then run it blind - without keyboard or mouse, operating remotely. It could even fit on the tripod accessory tray. This could be a potentially neat solution to a lot of concerns.
I once tried to use a Netbook - but found its USB ports were not operationally fast enough to do image download from a Starlight Express H18. I wonder if it is worth a try anyway, they are only about £100.
Food for thought… I would be interested if anyone has got this to work.