I have an 8GB Pi 4 successfully running Stellarmate / Ekos with a direct Erhernet cable connected to my Windows laptop using a VNC connection.

Is it possible to place another Raspberry Pi in between my laptop and my StellarMate, and still have my VNC Connection, or would a router be necessary? VNC ran much slower for me when I experimented with a router last time.

I’d like to have the original PI run Ekos / StellarMate, and have the 2nd one monitor a shared folder with images, and run ASTAP to stack the images as they appear in the folder.

Thank you

David Diaz