Febuary, 2012!!! Finally, SiTechExe version 0.90A is released! Go to the download page to read about it!
See the new satellite tracking feature in action! View this Satellite YouTube Video made by Richard Berry and Dan Gray while testing out the coming Brushless Servo Controller;
The video has 60 frames, each frame was 5 seconds,
with a 5 second download time, a total of 10 minutes. The frames
were NOT aligned. We used the CalPoly 18" prototype telescope,
with direct drive motors, controlled by the coming SiTech Brushless
Servo Controller. Video was taken on January 11th, 2012.
information can be obtained by joining our users group! Many
pictures of installations, suggestions,
solutions, astrophoto's, etc. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/SiTechservo/
our new users group homepage: www.sitechservo.info
A SiTech community site by our users, for our users.
Connect with other SiTech users and create your
own user site to share your experiences or get help customizing your
Valley Observatory using a 20 inch CDK telescope from Plane Wave Instruments.
Telescope Modeling software by Dave Rowe has been added to SiTechExe,
the telescope control program by Dan Gray. Using PointXP,
(Now built in to SiTechExe), you can improve your telescope pointing by
a factor of up to 10! Tracking will be better as well, as it
uses information from PointXP.
reports are under 1 arc minute RMS pointing, the record so
far being the 32 inch at Pine
Observatory, which has 9 arc
seconds RMS pointing error!
the pointing errors before PointXP correction:
Notice the RMS is nearly 1 arc minute of error, and the peak
is 2 arc minutes.
the pointing errors after PointXPTerms have been enabled:
Now the RMS is only 9 arc seconds, and the peak is only 15
also help you polar align your equatorial mount!
also has many other cool features. Try
writing your name with Starlight!
medium resolution Gurley
and the new SiTechExe feature called Tick Managment to close the loop,
eliminating all Periodic Error, Non-periodic error, and backlash errors.
a satellite! Click
here for a movie made by Dan
Gray, his 14", and a web cam, of a tumbling satellite.
Track a comet while imaging it, using the offset tracking rates.
Write a script to pan a nebula, for visual use. A veil tour
script is included.
already over 200 installations of the Sidereal Technology
Dual Servo Telescope Controller, so you can be confident you're getting
a developed, easy to use system.
telescope and telescope accessories manufacturers use the Sidereal
Technology Dual Servo Controller on their products:
Technology Dual Servo Controller is economical, very
small, and packed with many features. It connects to two servo motors
with integral encoders, and to two telescope encoders. It will track
and/or guide your telescope without any computer connected, or provide
tracking, guiding, GoTo, etc. when connected to either a computer, an
Argo Navis™, or a PDA (coming soon). The system is compatible
with equatorial or alt/az mounts. It is versatile and easy to install
on scopes of all sizes.
The optional wireless handpad and receiver connects to the Sidereal
Technology Dual Servo Controller for wireless remote control of your
telescope. The handpad transmitter has an astronomer's LED flashlight,
and a specially designed glow in the dark keypad. You won't find such a
variety of features with any other servo drive system.
here for the old website!