- This is a work in progress document:
- The aim of this project is to turn a motorized telescope into a motion guided positioning system while recording an object in motion in the sky. The purpose is to try and identify moving objects in the sky.
- The hardware includes:
- 1) Bushnell North Star w/rj11 data controlled; motors powered by 9v battery.
- 2) M42 screw mount T-2 adapter.
- 3) M42 to NEX E-Mount adapter. (Will use Pi camera)
- 4) Sony NEX-VG10. (edit: Pi Camera)
- 5) HDMI to RCA scale converter/cable. (N/A: Pi Camera)
- 6) rj11 to DB9/RS232 & rj11 4pin phone cable.
- 7) Desktop Linux (boot from USB, w/ persistent memory or set up with Raspberry Pi.)
- 8) USB to RCA video capture card.
- 9) Magnets to counter the weight of Video Camera, attached to hook on thick big rubber-band around back tube of telescope near the mirror. (edit: will not need counter weight with pi camera.)
- 1. Identify what command line software can track an object in motion: https://billw2.github.io/pikrellcam/pikrellcam.html
- 2. Write software to interface motion ID input from the RCA video feed and translate that into DB9/RS232 commands to communicate motion of Telescope motors.
- 3. Provide using framebuffer the video feed with a target over the object in motion that commands the motors / or make it local net web accessible the visual operation.
- First published Dec 14 2021 ---- Updated: Jan 2, 2022
- * Thanks to a generous neighbor for making the telescope accessible for this fun project.
Tele-Obelus Project By pagetelegram on 2nd January 2022 03:32:30 PM
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