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.
Bill Wiegert has drawn a few pictures of what he sees
in his telescope, a relatively small 5" refractor. Click
here to learn what it is exactly amateur astronomers are looking at
in the eyepieces. Be sure to look for a link at the bottom for the galaxies
Beginners needing a tutorial about telescopes,
accessories in general, what books to read etc. should go to Bill Wiegert
Page' on his web site. He has done an excellent job explaining the
very basics of amateur astronomy.
The mounting of the optics, whichever type you may
have or choose, can be either a german equatorial or a dobsonian mount.
The software and hardware work equally well with either. The software will
handle fork mounts as well, but we have not converted a fork mount yet.
The advantages to having a computer controlled telescope
are many and we think Mel Bartels explains that best
The features of this system you can use to compare
systems from Celestron or Meade are listed here
for your convenience. The big advantage we offer that Mel does not list
is that we sell a completed system using his hardware and software. You
can get the whole system ready to be used in the field from us. You need
not fuss over where to find all the parts, how to assemble them or even
know how all of the system works internally. We can do all of that for
Electronics and software by Mel
Conversion design by Lenord
GoTo & Tracking Systems
5000 Green Hollow Dr.
Arlington Texas 76017-5910
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