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Rigel rotation drive unit

Motorise your dome rotation
 

Motorise your Dome rotation – The new rotation drive unit is now supplied with remote pc control as standard.

Designed for use with the Pulsar 2.7 metre dome or 2.2 metre dome.

Control your observatory from the LCD display panel or from the supplied software. 

The new LCD display panel will control the following functions:

 

 

 

Current Features

·         Move left and right

·         Stop

·         Angle display

·         Go to angle

·         Sidereal speed display

·         Change sidereal speed

·         Open and close shutter

·         Home

·         Park

·         Change brightness

Planned features

·         RAC/DEC tracking

·         Planet tracking

·         Battery level and charging status of shutter

·         Backlight timeout

The supplied Pulsar Observatories software package allows full control of the observatory from a computer, and includes ASCOM driver for use with third party software, i.e. Maxim DL, to allow full synchronisation with your telescope.

The Pulsar software will control the following functions:

Software

·         Move left and right

·         Stop

·         Angle display

·         Go to angle

·         Sidereal speed display

·         Change sidereal speed

·         Open and close shutter

·         Home

·         Park

·         Change home angle

·         Change park angle

·         Shutter status

Planned features

·         RAC/DEC tracking

·         Planet tracking

·         Battery level and charging status of shutter

·         Network communication

o   PC connected to dome acts as a server so other PCs on the same network can use the same software.

o   iOS (will release before android) and Android app

The Rigel rotation drive system is supplied completely assembled, ready to install, using just 4 bolts, and comes complete with:

Dome controller

Encoder unit

Power supply

Hardware (fixing kit, etc)

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Rigel shutter drive unit


 

 

Motorise your Dome shutter – automated shutters avoid manual operation in the dark, and is a vital step towards complete full remote operation of your observatory.

Designed for use with the Pulsar 2.7 metre dome or 2.2 metre dome.

The shutter drive unit is powered by a pre installed lithium battery. The battery is recharged by the supplied solar panel or by using a power tank battery charger. The shutter drive is permanently powered on and the shutter can be opened or closed using the red button on the drive casing. Alternatively, the shutter can be opened or closed using the software, by bluetooth connection with the rotation drive.

The Rigel shutter drive system is supplied with:

Shutter controller

Motor

Cables

12V  battery

Hardware (fixing kit, etc)

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Add to cart £1,195.00