Highland Road Park Observatory

THE OBSERVATORY CONTROL SYSTEM

Control systemThe control system provides the motors, relays, sensors, electronic boards, cables and software necessary to control the observatory functions through a computer interface. ComSoft will supply the software (PC-TCS) and hardware for this system.


The Telescope Control Computer (TCC) directly controls the telescope motion, dome rotation and dome shutter operation. The Observatory Control Computer (OCC) operates the CCD camera, collects weather data and connects to the network. A control program will be used to select objects of interest from a sky display. The OCC then sends appropriate commands to the TCC to move the telescope and dome.

Control system chart


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Last updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, January 20, 2005 12:06:26 PM