Control System Upgrades:
DFM Engineering has retrofitted our computer control system over 27 astronomical telescopes from various
manufacturers and 1 heliostat.
Typically upgrading to our control system vastly improves the efficiency of the telescope by improving
the pointing and the tracking.
The typical control system retrofit includes the following:
New secondary drive gearing with D.C. servo motors for both axes
New position encoders and gearing for both axes
New focus motor and controls to allow two speed focus operation and automatic control of focus motor
Control System Features:
The DFM telescope control system consists of a Pentium class PC computer, 2 displays, 2 keyboards, 2 hand
paddles, motor controllers, and astronomical control software.
The control system is housed in a desk with a 19" wide rack on the right hand side. (Optionally a free
standing rack can be supplied)
Automatic dome azimuth control consisting of a position encoder and motor starter for an Ash-dome or
Installation of the system, system check out, and operator training