After using Gpredict for a couple of years I am moving up to tracking satellites optically.
A pal has an 8 inch telescope and a Meade LXD-55 controller, we have been using Autostar on his peecee for control. I would like to try to drive the Az and El from my Macintosh MacBook Pro. I have Gpredict 2.2.1and Hamlib of course. When I use rotctl --list I do NOT see any Meade entries, does it use some other manufacturer’s specs?
I have not yet tried to drive the mount from the MacBook Pro.
I live in Houston, Texas where the seeing is normally terrible at best and so far we have selected satellites in the hand controller and the telescope does track something. Of course so far we have seen clouds, light from chemical plants, Venus, good stuff like that. However winter is coming and we should have some excellent conditions on the back side of cold fronts.
We could take the conversation to email if needed.
To drive the mount from Gpredict can I select some other driver? If so which?