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Telescope tracking system

Mossop, Ben (2013) Telescope tracking system. Other thesis, Murdoch University.

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This report covers the design methodologies and principles used to develop an automated telescope tracking system. The 1980’s Murdoch University owned telescope was the hardware used in this project and the challenges experienced were primarily due to mechanical failures or part specification.

With utilising open-sourced equipment came great benefit as many design ideas were easily implemented due to a large following of these devices. In fact much of the code required to have this project operational already exists on the internet and is freely available to download.

Overall, the project outcomes were not fully achieved but the project is deemed partially successful given the large amount of research and development future students can learn from.

Publication Type: Thesis (Other)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor: Lee, Gareth
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