Sunday, 28 June 2015

UTC control for the Samsung

UTC (Up The Coaxial) control is possible for the Samsung SDC-435 and SCB-2000 which can be controlled remotely using the hand controller. This is an advantage when using the camera with a telescope, particularly when using a less robust tripod, such as those supplied with low cost AZ GOTO systems.

The Samsung SDC-435 being controlled by the UTC hand controller

UTC hand controllers can be quite expensive. However, it is possible to buy really cheap controllers on Amazon. I paid about £8 for the controller shown which allows full control of the camera without having to touch the buttons on the back of the camera.

The next experiments will be with a low cost AZ GOTO system using the UTC controller.

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