This system is able to be finetuned to your precise needs. Base unit price is nominated here, please advise your precise needs with your Officina Stellare telescope system and we will engineer a precise solution to your exact needs. Available to control your telescope and imaging system – right through to controlling your entire remote observatory.
The Officina Stellare Advanced Telescope Controller 02 is a sophisticated electronic and microprocessor system capable of controlling all the typical functions of the telescope, both locally, through an enormous 6 inch display and remotely by means of a serial interface, thanks to software which allows it to track all the functions.
The main functions of the Officina Stellare ATC-02 Advanced Telescope Controller 2 are: the system allows you to set the temperature of the two mirrors of the telescope (which is stabilized thanks to a closed loop probe/heater system achieved entirely through digital technology) to prevent the formation of dew on the mirrors, to record the true temperature of local dew point (an environmental probe is present which can record temperature, humidity and pressure of the area surrounding the telescope), to control the speed of the cooling/stabilizing fans of the primary mirror, the opening and closing of the shutter for protection of the primary mirror and control of the precision linear actuator for focusing through the movement of the secondary mirror (this function is ASCOM compatible, so it can be run with any standard software).
Moreover the electronics of the Officina Stellare ATC-02 Advanced Telescope Controller 2 are equipped with a large number of analog and digital in/out lines which can be programmed and personalized for custom control of accessory equipment. All functional parameters are visualized on the large display and on the PC monitor, when connected. This electronic system can be considered as universal and can be also installed on other telescopes not produced by Officina Stellare
Officina Stellare Advanced Telescope Controller 2 Features…
* Extremely large 6″ LCD display for local / stand alone or remote operation – real time clock
* Closed loop temperature stabilization control for both mirrors
* High precision focuser and BFL control – fan speed control – mirror protection shutter control
* Full ASCOM compliant – analog and digital I/O lines available for custom controls
* Full environmental probes: temperature, humidity, pressure – local, true dew point calculation
* Full data log on personal computer – non volatile settings
Officina Stellare Advanced Telescope Controller 2 Specifications…
Equipment Type : ATC-02 Advanced Telescope Controller 2
ASCOM Compliant : Yes
Probes : Temperature, humidity, pressure, dew point
Controls : Fan speed, mirror protection, focuser
Display : 6″ LCD Operation : Stand-alone, local or remote
Clock : Real time
Power : 12V DC power supply