Similar to the Robot Arm Motion Controller this AngularJS web app is being developed to control Maia, a telescope
I plan to build in the Scope Lab.
I've built a few telescopes since the 1980's and I'd like to combine my robotic/stepper motor skills with my
software skills and create a "web-driven" interface to a large tracking telescope. No need to brave the weather
and mosquitoes squinting through an eyepiece ...
- Registered users can login to operate Maia, a real tracking telescope.
- Users can reserve a block of time (for a fee) for exclusive use of Maia.
- Real-time high-resolution astrophotographic captures will be the main goal of this app.
Amateur astronomers can track Near Earth Objects without needing a telescope.
- Maia will be a 0.5-meter newtonian reflector on a yoke equitorial mount.
Maybe larger - depends on the investor :)
- This app will provide users with a database of celestial objects to view. If a selected object is in view
Maia will slew to it.
- Users will be able to add, track and share their own objects to this database.
- Users will also be able to slew to any coordinates (right ascension, declination - if in view).
- Controls for slew panning (nudging), magnification, focus and filters will be provided.
- Photographic and video controls such as exposure and frame rate will be provided.
- Users will be able to save and share their own gallery of images captured.
- Ephemeris info and other charts will also be provided.
- The site will include a "Latest News, Features and Equipment" blog and discussion forum.