DFM Engineering, Inc.
1035 Delaware Ave. Unit D
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-678-8143
Fax: 303-772-9411

Telescope Control Systems

The DFM Engineering Telescope Control System (TCS), provides a user-friendly interface to the telescope.

Utilizing an IBM compatible computer with multiple displays and a keyboard, you have continual position display, status reporting, and an easy-to-use, menu-driven command set.

Our pointing model corrects for precession, nutation, aberration, atmospheric refraction, mount misalignments and flexure.

Typically, the DFM Engineering TCS and pointing model will achieve 10 to 20 arc- second blind pointing to a 60° zenith distance.

Computer operation is simple. A total of 28 commands are divided into four submenus: initialization, movement, rates and miscellaneous.

All commands are available to your external computer, allowing you to create your own custom user interface.

And the TCS becomes a peripheral to your computer system, allowing integration with your own observing program.

Control System Standard Features

CCT-16 Computer Specifications

CCT-20-50 Computer Specifications

Telescope Optics

Telescope Mounts