Hope someone can give me ideas or point me to the right thing to do.
I like to keep the number of cables going to/from the OTA/mount to a minimum, so my NUC rides on my OTA with just power and one Ethernet cable back to my switch (mainly because I don’t trust Wifi, but even that could go).
I control the rest of the observatory via TCP/IP, which easy with Viking’s client/server support. (my Nexdome I talk to via a Serial to TCP/IP Windows driver talking to ser2net on my Linux Raspberry Pi - works great!)
The only thing I haven’t figured out yet is how to connect the flat field panel to this environment.
I have a second UPBv2 box in my rack that I have wried up to the light panel - should I use this controlled by Viking?
If yes, then do I need to;
1). send Viking commands to switch the panel on/off and control brightness in my DragScript, or
2). is there a better way where I tell Voyager that Viking is looking after the panel for me? I don’t see anything that integrates Viking to Voyager specific to flats, but I may be missing something
I am guessing it’s #1?