These systems are complete electronic control packages. They allow the control of a telescope using either a Argo Navis or Sky Commander as the reference. They can be used to control either a Dobsonian or an equatorial mount telescope. By control we mean the ability to track or automatically follow the sky, slew (move) around at various speeds selectable by the user, and GOTO an object selected by the user.
Just Some of the Features:
> Allows the ServoCAT to “remember” an offset to an object thereby improving the pointing accuracy of the DSC system in a 5 – 10 deg radius area. Similar to the higher precision pointing now offered by others (but we had it FIRST!).
True Spiral Search
Can’t find that object (not uncommon with DSC)? Want to explore the Veil, North American, Virgo, etc? SIMPLE! The Spiral Search feature will spiral out from its center point at a constant speed and width allowing you to search and explore! SIX speeds/widths for different field widths (scope size and eyepiece used). This is a “TRUE” spiral – not a box or some other shape… if left to search the whole area it will span an area of 12 sq degrees! When you want to stop simply push any of the motion buttons and it stops and tracks from there! “REALLY COOL” is the most common statement when it is used for the first time!
One comment that helps to sum it up:
“I just wanted to mention to you that the thoughtfulness and attention to detail that you put into the ServoCAT system really shows. You have taken some ambitious design parameters, especially regarding the many features of the system and the flexible range of scopes the system will work with. You have also made it relatively easy for the non-technician to install and a breeze to operate. There truly is nothing else out there like it.”BR Apr07