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Wireless Omegon Sternwarten-Kuppel Steuereinheit v2.0 is designed to control the astronomical observatories. It consists of four basic elements:
Versatile design of our card allows to control different types of domes. With eight built-in relays it allows to control the powering of the observatory's equipment such as telescope, camera, lighting, ventilation. The card is equipped with the necessary inputs that indicate the current status of the dome and the input for encoders which measure the azimuth and position of the shutter. Part of the card that controls the shutter communicates with the main part of the card through a radio transmission or by wire, using the RS 485 interface. Communication of our card with the telescope is realized by ASCOM platform 6.0 or TheSky6 sky atlas. Card is designed to work with selected sorts of weather stations and cloud sensors.
With the card it is possible to automate domes of other producers e.g.: Sirius, Baader, HomeDome.
The range of possible applications:
Omegon Sternwarten-Kuppel Steuereinheit v2.0 allows you to control the domes of different manufacturers equipped with single or double shutter and all kinds of observatories Roll-Off Roof type. The system of outputs that control the operation of engines which drive the dome and the shutter is versatile and allows you to use any engine - from typical 12V DC motors (for small domes), through the stepper motors, up to three-phase AC motors. If you use a 12V motors, you have to use the appropriate Relay Box. Communication of the card and the computer is provided via USB port. The software enables to use the card to control the domes of any diameter. The card has a built-in universal power supply 110 or 230V AC, it can also be powered with a typical power supply of 12V DC.
Basic card hardware functions: