I am looking for information on automating my Observatory. My main concern at this point in time is weather related automation. I want to be able to have a system where if it starts to cloud over, rain, or high winds will cause the roll off roof to close automatically, the mount to slew to a park position, the camera to shut down, etc... Is there a system out there that can do all the automation? Or do I need separate systems and software.
Any input is appreciated. Addresses of sites with info are a plus...
Roll off roof, with garage door opener.
Losmandy G-11 Gemini Mount
Sbig St2000 camera.
The Sky 6
I am thinking I will need a weather station, for the humidity, rain sensing. Software for Automation (CCDAutopilot??), software for cloud sensing from images?? Hardware for closer automation? Not sure what else.
Thanks in advanced.
Never stop looking up!!
Takahashi TAO-130on a Losmandy G-11 Gemini 4
Williams Optics Zenithstar 105 APO on a G-8 Gemini 4 (Field setup)
ST2000XM with CFW10/L-R-G-B-Ha-SII-OIII filters
Home Built backyard Observatory
Understanding Wife.. 8)