Posted by TonyAngel at 22:40 on 2012 Dec 19
I have used both a laptop and a desktop pc in the observatory. I have found that dew is the problem. With the desktop I was advised never to switch it off as that is when the problems start. I have found with the laptop I also never switch it off until I have brought it back to the house and let it run inside for a few hours. Saying all that I still sometimes have problems.For my setup I use a computer in the observatory running VNC server and another in the house running VNC client, but I am going to try and get rid of the observatory computer and replace it with a USB server. I still need an internet connection because I have an IP camera in the observatory to keep an eye on things.