What our web site is about
This site is all about converting a manually guided
into a computer controlled telescope. By computer controlled we mean one
that is quite capable of pointing your optics (via motors) to known
celestial objects (aka Go To) and then holding them in the eyepiece for
however long you choose (aka tracking). The objects most frequently looked
at are not only the stars you can see un-aided at night. By objects we
mean nebulae, galaxies, open and globular clusters, planets, double stars,
the moon and sun. The data base of available objects is only limited by
your observing location and size of your optics.
The mounting of the optics, whichever type you may
have or choose, can be either a fork, german equatorial or a dobsonian
mount. The software and hardware work equally well with either.
Electronics and software by Mel
Conversion design by Lenord
GoTo & Tracking Systems
5000 Green Hollow Dr.
Arlington Texas 76017-5910