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Status: Active  Ad Category: Other  Ad # 214748
Rigel LesveDome Observatory Control for Pulsar Observatory For Sale
Rigel LesveDome Observatory Control for Pulsar Observatory For Sale

This is a control system for both rotation and shutter automation and is based on the famous LesveDome system. It will fit any 2.2m Pulsar Observatory that has a down lip on the dome section’s inner periphery – it will not fit the original Pulsar Observatory that had a dome section that overhung the walls externally. It might also be possible to modify the drive unit for other domes designs (see the LesveDome website which will prove to be a great source of information for a buyer)

This system will provide sidereal tracking of the dome and tracking of the telescope during GoTo operations. In addition, automated opening and closing of the shutter is provided. Connection to a PC is via USB.

The following items are included in this sale:-

Azimuth Controller
Azimuth Motordrive
Pinch Wheel
Azimuth Encoder
Mains AC 12v PSU
Shutter Controller with integral Motordrive
Nylon Drive Chain
USB Cable
USB Extension Cable

In very good condition but please note the points below as there are some items that you will have to provide yourself and three similar items that will need some fabrication.

You will need to provide the following:-

1. A LesveDome licence for the driving software at €50
2. A 12v battery for the shutter drive
3. Optionally, a solar panel to charge the 12v battery in (2.)
4. Possibly additional chain links/new chain
5. Three nylon guides and cradles for the chain (see photo below)
6. ASCOM Platform (free software)
7. Nuts, bolts and washers
8. Two simple switches for travel limits

£650.00 collected from Washington, West Sussex or plus insured postage at cost

Also for sale is a homebrew LesveDome accessories control module that will allow software control of an 8 channel relay box with three AC Mains relays and the other five for DC switching

The following items are included in this sale:-

Control box
AC PSU
Three Mains AC Sockets connected to controller

£55.00 collected from Washington, West Sussex or plus insured postage at cost

Price: £650
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Location: Washington, West Sussex, England (view map of area)

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