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Pier-Tech - Auto Tele-Station Software and Hardware

Model#: autotelestation

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Manufactured by: Pier-Tech Inc.

Pier-Tech - Auto Tele-Station Software and Hardware


This new software and hardware package boasts many features not found in other observatory automation packages. One main feature is to be able to control either remotely or in the observatory itself, our height adjustable telescope pier. You will be able to raise or lower the pier as part of your observing session automation routine. Our controller hosts stored configuration settings and a microprocessor that can automatically open (or close) the observatory at a specific time or signal (e.g.: cloud sensor) – enabling unattended-automated control of your roll off roof observatory without the need of a pc. The cloud sensor can execute an automated routine consisting of pier down, close roof or open roof, pier up, all with feedback from the position limit switches on the roof and pier. This routine can also be activated from popular observatory control packages such as CCDAutoPilot and ACP.

Features of the advanced observatory control Software and Hardware

Microprocessor-based control board.
Stored configuration and logic control for unattended operation of the observatory.
Positional feedback switches for confirmation of pier and roof locations.
Telescope/Mount parked position input included
ActiveX control for easy integration into other software packages.
Manual push-button controls. Pier Up / Down, Roof Open / Close
USB connectivity.
Real-time indicators of feedback devices. Pier lowered, roof open.
Observatory scheduler, program a time when to open and when to close the observatory roof.
Redeveloped using Microsoft .NET Framework®.
Provides the latest and greatest in software technology.
Boltwood Cloud sensor configuration. Parameters available for reaction to the cloud sensor input.
Ethernet connectivity.
ASCOM compatibility.
Optional Wi-Fi controller connectivity.
Optional cellular tower connectivity

Additional Information

Name Pier-Tech - Auto Tele-Station Software and Hardware
Manufacturer Pier-Tech Inc.
Model autotelestation