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Automation

Please choose from the observatory automation products listed below.
All of our automation equipment can be installed and used on all dome sizes ..
 



 AUTOMATION PRODUCTS - CLICK ON THUMBNAIL FOR FULL SIZE PHOTO
Product Name: Digital Dome  Works
Part Number: DDW
Price (US$): 1,950
Product Description:  Computer based dome automation package, hardware and software. Provides complete remote control capability of observatory including slaving to telescope.
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Product Name: TI/AAG Cloud Sensor
Part Number: AAG1
Price (US$): 495
Product Description: The TI/AAG CloudWatcher System offers astronomers a low cost solution for accurate clod detection and sky monitoring. Sky temperature is measured by means of an infra-red sensor; rain by a sensor pad; light conditions via a Light Dependent Resistor (LDR); and ambient temperature by means of a Negative Coefficient Thermistor. Directly connects through DDW with dome interlocks. 
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Product Name: Weather Station, Cabled
Part Number: WEA1
Price (US$): 495
Product Description: The Davis Station integrated sensor suite combines rain collector, temperature and humidity sensors, and anemometer in one package. This makes setup easier than ever and provides increased reliability and performance. The WeatherLink software connects directly through DDW with dome interlocks.
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Product Name: Weather Station, Wireless
Part Number: WEA2
Price (US$): 695
Product Description: Wireless version of WEA1. The station uses frequency hopping spread spectrum radio technology and can transmit and receive data up to 1000' (300 m) line of sight. Solar powered with battery backup.
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Product Name: Dome Works
Part Number: DW1
Price (US$): 950
Product Description: No Longer available with the elimination of Dome Dial. Dome Trak and Dome Dial still available (below). Dome rotation must be motorized.

Product Name: Dome Trak
Part Number: DT1
Price (US$): 775
Product Description:  Infra-red system links telescope position and dome position, thus keeping the shutter opening centered before the telescope. Operates with any telescope, mounting, and TI or most other domes.  

Product Name: Dome Go
Part Number: DG1
Price (US$): 160
Product Description:  Manual control of rotation motors through a small hand control on 12 foot cable. Includes relay box 

Product Name: Dome Dial - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Part Number: DD1
Price (US$): 230
Product Description:  Digital readout of dome azimuth position. Use in observatory or up to 100 feet away. Components include display unit, control module, azimuth sensor device, "Home" sensor, and cables

Product Name: Shutter Auto Stop
Part Number: SS1
Price (US$): 130
Product Description: System to detect fully open or fully close position of shutter, with corresponding power cut-off to shutter motor. Components include magnetic end of travel switches and magnets, shutter relay box and wires.

Product Name: Ash Interface Rotation
Part Number: ARCI1
Price (US$): 595
Product Description:  System to interface DDW (12vDC based) to 110vAC or 220vAC Ash dome rotation motor. Design based upon drum switch or push button rotation control replacement. Allows incorporation of all DDW features.  

Product Name: Ash Interface Shutter
Part Number: ASCI1
Price (US$): 595
Product Description:  System to interface DDW (12vDC based) to 110vAC or 220vAC Ash dome shutter motors. Design based upon drum switch or push button rotation control replacement. Allows incorporation of all DDW features.

Product Name: DDW Interface Other
Part Number: ASCI1
Price (US$): 595
Product Description: Custom interface systems can tailored to adapt the DDW System to many other domes. Call us for more details on how this can be done  

Product Name: RoboFocus
Part Number: RF3
Price (US$): 495
Product Description: Focus driver that can be used in remote observatory.  A stepping motor, attached directly to focus shaft/knob and controller module. Interfaces its own and other popular focusing programs. Includes temperature compensation. 
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Product Name: Remote Power Module
Part Number: RP1
Price (US$): 150
Product Description: Connects through DDW and/or RoboFocus and allows on/off switching of four 110vAC or 220vAC power outlets. Useful in controlling scope/mount, CCD, heaters, video cameras, etc. power up/off. 

Product Name: Remote Power Module, Europe
Part Number: RPE
Price (US$): 195
Product Description: Connects through DDW and/or RoboFocus and allows on/off switching of four 220vAC power outlets wired with EU1-16 standard plugs. Useful in controlling scope/mount, CCD, heaters, video cameras, etc. power up/off.