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It looks increasingly likely my trekking trip is going to be cancelled again, so rather than rebook I'm seriously considering a Pulsar 2.2 observatory.

I'll be motorising the rotation (not sure about shutter yet - that might be a later addition.

So, does anyone know if the dome rotation can be controlled from APT? I've had a look and googled a bit, but can't find any solid answers.

Thanks in advance.

Also if anyone can share any tips and hints re pulsar domes I'd be keen to hear about your experiences.

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Paul, you will need to calculate your offsets and once you have done that you will need to make sure your acquisition software allows you to input those offsets, it might sound daunting, but in reality it isn't.

SGP is superb at managing the dome rotation.

I have attached a spreadsheet that allows you to input your offsets.

If you have a Centre Mounted Mount, then I have a different spread sheet that may help.

Its great to have rotation and shutter opening, but to start with Rotation is the essential.

Mount Offsets.xls


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